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Update Air Traffic Management/ Air Navigation Services (ATM/ANS)
Common requirements for service providers and their Oversight Commission Implementing Regulation (IR) (EU) No 2017/373 was published on 1 st March 2017, repealing Regulation (EC) No 482/2008, and IRs (EU) No 1034/2011, (EU) No 1035/2011 and (EU) 2016/1377, and amending Regulation (EU) No 677/2011.
The regulation amalgamates IRs (EU) No 1034/2011 (Safety Oversight) and (EU) No 1035/2011 (Common Requirements) into a single rule.
It lays down common requirements for:
• The provision of air traffic management and air navigation services (ATM/ANS) and for other ATM network functions, in particular for the legal or natural persons providing those services and functions; and
• For the competent authorities and the qualified entities acting on their behalf, which exercise certification, oversight and enforcement tasks in respect of those services and functions.
Acceptable Means of Compliance and Guidance Material for the revised common requirements regulation were published on 8th March 2017.
In June 2018 EASA published an updated version of the Easy Access Rules for Regulation (EU) No 2017/373 which was first published on 22nd November 2017.
Update to EASA Basic Regulation Following EASA’s Opinion 01/2015, Effective of 11th September 2018 (Regulation (EU) No 2018/1139).
The agreed text extends EASA’s mandate to include safety-related aspects of security, such as cybersecurity, and the protection of the environment.
It provides the possibility to establish a mechanism for pooling and sharing of aviation inspectors and other experts.
It also covers new ATM support mechanism for Member States for technical assistance for certification, oversight and enforcement tasks.
EU-wide rules on drones provide the basic principles to ensure safety, security, privacy and protection of data, with an additional provision for EASA to develop more detailed rules through Commission implementing and delegated acts.
Reference to Basic Regulation 2018/1139
(5) ‘ATM/ANS’ means air traffic management and air navigation services and covers all of the following: the air traffic management functions and services as defined in point (10) of Article 2 of Regulation (EC) No 549/2004; the air navigation services as defined in point (4) of Article 2 of that Regulation, including the network management functions and services referred to in Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 551/2004, as well as services which augment signals emitted by satellites of core constellations of GNSS for the purpose of air navigation; flight procedures design; and services consisting in the origination and processing of data and the formatting and delivering of data to general air traffic for the purpose of air navigation;
(6) ‘ATM/ANS constituent’ means tangible objects such as hardware and intangible objects such as software upon which the interoperability of the EATMN depends;
(7) ‘ATM/ANS system’ means the aggregation of airborne and ground-based constituents, as well as space-based equipment, that provides support for air navigation services for all phases of flight;
(8) ‘ATM Master Plan’ means the plan endorsed by Council Decision 2009/320/EC (1), in accordance with Article 1(2) of Council Regulation (EC) No 219/2007 (2);
(9) ‘certification’ means any form of recognition in accordance with this Regulation, based on an appropriate assessment, that a legal or natural person, product, part, non-installed equipment, equipment to control unmanned aircraft remotely, aerodrome, safety-related aerodrome equipment, ATM/ANS system, ATM/ANS constituent or flight simulation training device complies with the applicable requirements of this Regulation and of the delegated and implementing acts adopted on the basis thereof, through the issuance of a certificate attesting such compliance;