EASA Air Operations Regulation (EU) No 965/2012 Part-NCC applies to non-commercial flights in complex motor-powered
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.
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.
Read all @UK_CAA
Newly-formed Heathrow Consumer Challenge Board appoints first members
20 March, 2017
Five major airlines face enforcement action for denying passengers compensation for delayed flights
22 February, 2017
Jeff Halliwell appointed chair of new body to scrutinise Heathrow’s consumer engagement
6 February, 2017
Read all News
Mandatory occurrence reporting
7 December, 2016
Guidance for flying drones
17 May, 2016
Offshore helicopter operations
12 December, 2015
Read All Blogs