EASA - Aerodromes

This page provides information on EASA developments affecting the regulation of the operation at UK aerodromes.


EASA Certification of Aerodromes 

UK Aerodromes that fall within the scope of EASA will be subject to regulations set by EU/EASA following their conversion to an EASA Certificate.

Aerodromes fall within the scope of EASA if they meet all of the following requirements:

Open to public use and which serve commercial air transport and where operations using instrument approach or departure procedures are provided, and:  
       (a) have a paved runway of 800 metres or above; or
       (b) exclusively serve helicopters.

The CAA has compiled a list of UK licensed aerodromes that currently fall within the scope of EASA.

EASA Aerodromes are required to transfer from their current UK licence to an EASA certificate by 31 December 2017. Further details.

EU/ EASA Regulations

Aerodrome regulations in the form of Implementing Rules (IR), Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMC) and Certification Specifications (CS) are now in force.

The European Commission published Commission Regulation (EU) No 139/2014 on 12 February 2014. The regulation contains the Implementing Rules that cover all EASA aerodromes.

EASA has published their Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMC) and Guidance Material (GM) to Authority, Organisation and Operations Requirements for Aerodromes.

EASA has published their Certification Specifications (CS) and Guidance Material for Aerodrome Design CS-ADR-DSN.

Further Information

CAA - In Focus briefings

The CAA has produced four In Focus briefings to provide information on the EASA rulemaking process:

Further Information on the Changes

To keep up to date with the latest developments, the CAA also produces EASA Information Bulletins

The EASA changes raise a large number of questions and you may find the following frequently asked questions and answers useful: EASA Aerodromes Frequently Asked Questions

For further information please contact aerodromes@caa.co.uk.

You may also find the following links useful: