EASA aerodrome regulations are currently being drafted within the EASA Rulemaking Programme. Up until July 2011, EASA worked with three rulemaking groups to draft the rules. These three rulemaking groups were constructed as follows:
ADR.001 Requirements for Aerodrome Operators and Oversight Authorities
ADR.002 Aerodrome Operations
ADR.003 Aerodrome Design
The UK CAA and ACI Europe were represented on each of the groups. The Terms of Reference and group composition for these rulemaking groups are published on the EASA website.
These produced the draft Implementing Rules (IRs), Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMC), Guidance Material (GM) and Certification (infrastructure) Specifications (CS). Since 2011 the UK CAA has continued to support EASA in the development of its rules, and has been active in follow-up groups and through the secondment of an employee to EASA. The draft Implementing Rules were agreed by the European Commission in April 2013 and EASA continues to work on the supporting material.