EASA Commission Regulation (EU) No 139/2014 (Airports) – 2 Days


The new European Commission Regulation applicable to aerodromes was published and adopted on 12/02/2014. The regulation has a direct impact on Aerodrome Operators and Operations as well as Regulatory Authorities.

EASA is creating a performance-based regulatory environment with common standards across all regulations which are enabled by Regulation (EC) No 2018/1139. A specific Focus on Management and Safety Systems is evident. The Aerodrome managers deliver specific oversight. EASA on behalf of all member states is obligated to show compliance with ICAO Standards, Recommendations, and Guidance.
Requirements are introduced which have a direct bearing on Management Systems including Quality and Safety and Compliance elements.

The ‘Certification Basis’ (CB) requires aerodromes to compare their actual infrastructure and facilities with that identified within the Certification Specifications (CS).
The Operations Basis (OB) requires the Aerodrome to provide a description of the management, operations, and safety processes /procedures in place.

The regulation (139/2014) Identifies

a) the conditions for establishing and notifying the certification basis applicable to an aerodrome

(b) the conditions for issuing, maintaining, amending, limiting, suspending, or revoking certificates for aerodromes, and certificates for organizations responsible for the operation of aerodromes, including operating limitations.

(c) the conditions for operating an aerodrome in compliance with the essential requirements applicable to Regulation (EC) No 2018/1139

(d) the responsibilities of the holders of certificates

(e) the conditions for the acceptance and for conversion of existing aerodrome certificates issued by Member States;

(f) the conditions for the decision not to permit exemptions referred to in Article 4(3b) of Regulation (EC) No 2018/1139, including criteria for cargo aerodromes, the notification of exempted aerodromes, and for the review of granted exemptions;

(g) the conditions under which operations shall be prohibited, limited, or subject to certain conditions in the interest of safety.

(h) certain conditions and procedures for the declaration by and for the oversight of apron management service providers.

Who is the Course for?

It is for anyone with an interest to get deeper into COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 139/2014.
Anyone who has the roles and responsibilities of Nominated Persons in respect of Aerodrome operations.
Airport operational Management staff and Supervisors with direct responsibilities for the implementation of COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 139/2014.
Person(s) in due and responsible for the management of QA & SMS systems.
Competent Authority Regulators and Inspectors.

What is the Benefit of this Training – What will I learn?
a) To understand what the regulation (139/2014) Identifies
b) Conditions for operating an aerodrome in compliance with the regulation (139/2014) and the essential requirements applicable to Regulation (EC) No 216/2008
c) To understand the ‘Certification Basis’ (CB) and the Operations Basis (OB) requirements for Aerodrome.
d) Knowledge of the requirements which have a direct bearing on Management Systems including Quality and Safety and Compliance elements.
e) To understand the application process related to the certification of Airports

Detailed Content / Topics – The following Subjects will be addressed

– Definitions & Terms
– European Regulatory Environment & Basic Regulation 216/2008
– Introducing ICAO Annex 14 Volume I Aerodrome Design and Operations
– EASA Commission Regulation (EU) No 139/2014 Introduction
– EASA Regulatory Update & Notes
– Airport Certification Considerations
– Certification Specifications and Guidance Material for Aerodromes Design CS-ADR-DSN
– Subpart A — General Requirements (ADR.OR.A)
– Subpart B — Certification (ADR.OR.B)
– Management Systems Requirements for Aerodrome Operators Subpart D (ADR.OR.D)
– Aerodrome Maintenance (ADR.OPS.C)
– Aerodrome Maintenance Requirements Best Practice
– SUBPART E — Aerodrome Manual and Documentation (ADR.OR.E)
– Developing the Aerodrome SMS Manual
– Subpart A Aerodrome Data (ADR.OPS.A)
– Subpart B — Aerodrome Operational Services Equipment and Installation (ADR.OPS.B)
– Airside Health & Safety
– Incident & Accident Investigation
– Aerodrome Emergency Plan AEP

Target Groups

Aerodrome Management and Operational Staff, Safety Managers, Quality Managers, and Aerodrome Safety Personnel. Regulators and Airport SMS Stakeholders.


A background in an airport environment is an advantage, specific SMS competencies are not essential.

Learning Objectives

The purpose of the course is to enable a comprehensive understanding of the European Regulatory Environment as applicable to Aerodromes with a full understanding of the EASA and ICAO relationship and applicable standards. Delegates will consider all transition measures and timelines which are applicable to ensure smooth implementation.

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2 days – Each day will commence at 09.00 and finish at 17.00, with appropriate refreshment breaks.

To register for this training, please email office@sassofia.com or Call +359 28210806

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