Blog posts tagged in 2018/1139

Sofema Online (SOL) ( considers the key elements related to the EASA Type Certificate & Restricted Type Certificate


Requirements for the issuance of a type certificate or restricted type certificate - Ref 21.A.21(EU) 2019/897)

In order to be issued a product type certificate or, when the aircraft does not meet the essential requirements of Annex II to Regulation (EU) 2018/1139 an aircraft restricted type certificate, the applicant shall:

• Demonstrate its capability in accordance with point 21.A.14
• Comply with point 21.A.20
• Demonstrate that the engine and propeller, if installed in the aircraft:

° Have a type-certificate issued or determined in accordance with this Regulation; or
° Have been demonstrated to be in compliance with the aircraft type-certification basis established and the environmental protection requirements designated and notified by the Agency as necessary to ensure the safe flight of the aircraft

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Comment by SofemaOnline (


The New Basic Regulation 2018/1139 establishes a comprehensive regulatory framework for aviation safety throughout the EU.

In particular, it provides for the continued establishment of EASA and the adoption by the European Commission of implementing regulations on aviation safety.

These implementing regulations also ensure that EU member states can meet their obligations under the wider convention on international civil aviation, known as the Chicago convention.

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Sofema Online ( considers the continuing airworthiness obligations based on compliance with EASA Basic regulation EC 2018/1139

ANNEX II Essential Requirements for Airworthiness

1.5. Continuing airworthiness

1.5.1. All necessary documents including instructions for continuing airworthiness must be established and made available to ensure that the airworthiness standard related to the aircraft type and any associated part is maintained throughout the operational life of the aircraft.

1.5.2. Means must be provided to allow inspection, adjustment, lubrication, removal or replacement of parts and non- installed equipment as necessary for continuing airworthiness.

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Introduction by Sofema Online

The European Commission in 2015 issued the Aviation Strategy for Europe and laid the foundation for the development of Basic Regulation 2018/1139 with a number of high level objectives.

The Regulation was formally adopted by the European Parliament in June 2018 and Entered into Force 11 September 2018.

The new Basic Regulation 2018/1139 is the cornerstone of the EU regulatory framework in civil aviation, and is a significant piece of legislation with far reaching implications.

Main changes include the following:

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Steven Bentley CEO of Sofema ( considers European Council Regulation 2018/1139 (Basic Regulation)


Aerodromes which are not open to public use or aerodromes which do not serve commercial air transport or aerodromes without paved instrument runways of more than 800 metres and which do not exclusively serve helicopters using instrument approach or departure procedures remain under the regulatory control of the Member States.

Member States should be allowed to exempt from this Regulation aerodromes with low volumes of traffic, provided that the aerodromes concerned meet the minimum common safety objectives laid down in the relevant essential requirements set out in this Regulation.

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SofemaOnline takes a look at the regulatory requirements and typical member state deliverables

National State Responsibilities typically include the following:

▪ Developing the Overall policy and strategy on aviation security

▪ Ensuring the development and implementation of the National Aviation Security Programme (NASP)

▪ Ensuring the development and implementation of the National Quality Control Programme (NQCP)

▪ Intelligence-based assessments of risk to aviation which underpin the NASP and NQCP

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SofemaOnline looks at the working of the EU regulatory machine

Terminology Introduction


Decisions are binding legal acts that apply to 1 or more EU countries, companies or individuals. The party concerned must be notified and the decision comes into effect upon such notification. They don’t need to be transposed into national law.

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