Operations according to EASA Part-NCO
As of 25 August 2016, Commission Regulation (EU) No 965/2012 amended will apply for non-commercial air operators with other-than complex motor-powered aircraft (further called NCO operators) with a principal place of business or residing in Switzerland or any EASA member state. To become compliant with the applicable requirements, the operator has to consider following regulation parts (Annexes) with subparts and the respective Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMC), the Certification Specifications (CS) and the Guidance Material (GM):
EASA Air Operations
- Annex VII Part-NCO in full
- Annex V Part-SPA where a specific operational approval is held or required
EASA Part Air Crew in Annexes where applicable
Click on the link below to download the FOCA GM/INFO for NCO operators. The GM/INFO shall assist the operator in becoming compliant with the applicable EASA regulations.
According to article 6 paragraph 4a(c) of the Commission Regulation (EU) No. 965/2012 specific profit yielding activities under Part-NCO may be carried out:
(c) introductory flights, parachute dropping, sailplane towing or aerobatic flights performed either by a training organisation having its principal place of business in a Member State and approved in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 1178/2011, or by an organisation created with the aim of promoting aerial sport or leisure aviation, on the condition that the aircraft is operated by the organisation on the basis of ownership or dry lease, that the flight does not generate profits distributed outside of the organisation, and that whenever non-members of the organisation are involved, such flights represent only a marginal activity of the organisation.
The conditions for introductory flights according to AMC1 ARO.OPS.300 Introductory flights are outlined in the following FOCA Guidance Material:
Important information: The introductory regulation for Commission Regulation (EU) No. 965/2012 has not yet been adopted by Swiss law and may be subject to changes.