EASA Air Operations Regulation (EU) No 965/2012 Part-NCC applies to non-commercial flights in complex motor-powered
aircraft. Part-NCC will apply in the UK from 25 August 2016.
Part-NCC requires each operator to adhere to the same essential requirements as commercial air transport operators
but the rules are proportionate - instead of holding an AOC, operators must submit a declaration to us about their
operation. Failure to make such a declaration may affect an operator's insurance cover.
The declaration will help us to establish and maintain the required oversight programme for Part-NCC aircraft. The
programme will be developed based on the nature and complexity of each operation using available data, including that
from past oversight activities. All affected operators must apply the new implementing rules from 25 August 2016 and
should start planning their transition with this date in mind.
The CAA has prepared a quick guide to the NCC changes (pdf).
Operators of complex motor-powered aircraft flying non-commercial flights:
Complex motor-powered aircraft means:
The European Commission has agreed an exemption that allows non-commercial operations of twin turboprop aeroplanes, with a MCTOM of 5700kg and below, to be operated under Part-NCO (Non-Commercial Operations) rules instead of Part-NCC. This also means that operators of this type of aircraft do not have to comply with Part-ORO (Organisation Requirements).
Operators will need to be familiar with the EASA Basic Regulation
and the Air Operations Regulation. They will also need to comply with the detailed implementing rules in Annex
III (Part-ORO Organisation Requirements) and Annex VI (Part-NCC) and Part-FCL. If an operator needs specific approvals, for example, covering low visibility operations,
performance based navigation or dangerous goods; they will need to comply with elements of Annex V (Part-SPA).
Affected operators need to understand the rules and ensure they are in compliance.
Have an operations manual.
Have a management system.
Have an approved minimum equipment list (MEL) for each aircraft.
Complete and submit a declaration to us which details their aircraft type, their operational and continuing
airworthiness arrangements, any approvals held etc.
Ensure that the pilot(s) flying the aircraft hold(s) a Part-FCL licence or a validation issued under Annex III to
Once compliant, affected operators must make a declaration to us (in accordance with Part-ORO).
There are a number of business aircraft management partners for non commercial aircraft services and trade
associations who offer support to owners/operators having to comply with the requirements of Part-NCC. These types of
organisations may be able to provide advice and guidance to operators, for example, on developing operations
See useful links below for more information.
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