Early consultations on the EASA Air Operations Regulations, and information about the European Commission and EASA joint approach to rulemaking
In January 2009, EASA issued NPA 2009-02 'Implementing Rules for Air Operations of Community Operators' as part of EASA's intention to extend their influence over operations and aircrew licensing. In addition, NPA 2008-22 establishing the implementing rules for the competent authorities - including general requirements, approved training organisations, aeromedical centres, licensing and medical certification of flight crew as it affected air operations - was published in October 2008.
In September 2009, the European Commission and EASA produced a joint "approach for rulemaking in the context of Community competences" to provide a way forward in processing the second extension and prioritisation of the tasks. The Management Board approved the joint approach. Links to the EASA press release containing précis of the Management Board conclusion and the Commision/EASA working paper are available below: