EASA Commission Regulation (EU) No 139/2014 (Airports) Executive Review – 1 Day


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 EASA Basic Regulation 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 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 training for?

Anyone who has a stake in the delivery or implementation of REG 139/2014, including the following –

Competent Authority Regulators and Inspectors, Aerodrome Operations Directors, Managers, and Supervisors. Quality and Safety Directors and Auditors.

Ground / Apron Movement Controllers, Aerodrome Maintenance and Electrical Managers Aerodrome Planners, and Project Managers

What is the Benefit of this Training – What will I learn?

To be able to demonstrate a strong understanding of the new EASA Aerodrome Regulation

To understand the relationship between EASA CS and ICAO SARP’s

To understand the roles and responsibilities of Nominated Persons in respect of Aerodrome Certification

To understand the application process related to the certification of Airports

Understand Roles Responsibilities and Obligation of EASA in connection with the Aerodrome Regulation

Understand the Management of the Change process.

Detailed Content / Topics – The following Subjects will be addressed

European Regulatory Environment Basic Regulation 2018/1139
EASA Commission Regulation (EU) No 139/2014 (Airports) for authorities, aerodromes, aerodrome operators, and aerodrome operations.
Management Systems requirements for competent authorities and aerodrome operators
Applicable EASA Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMC) and Guidance Material (GM) to the Implementing Rules
Annex ii Part Authority Requirements — Aerodromes (Part-ADR.AR)
Subpart A – General Requirements (ADR.AR.A)
Subpart B – Management (ADR.AR.B)
Subpart C – Oversight, Certification, and Enforcement (ADR.AR.C)

Annex iii Part Organisation Requirements — Aerodrome Operators (Part-ADR.OR)
Subpart A – General Requirements (ADR.OR.A)
Subpart B – Certification (ADR.OR.B)
Subpart C – Additional Aerodrome Operator Responsibilities (ADR.OR.C)
Subpart D – Management (ADR.OR.D)
Subpart E – Aerodrome Manual and Documentation (ADR.OR.E)

Annex iv Part Operations Requirements — Aerodromes (Part-ADR.OPS)
Subpart A – Aerodrome Data (ADR.OPS.A)
Subpart B – Aerodrome Operational Services Equipment and Installations (ADR.OPS.B)
Subpart C – Aerodrome Maintenance (ADR.OPS.C)

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 EASA and ICAO relationship and applicable standards. Delegates will consider all transition measures and timelines which are applicable to ensure smooth implementation.

Certificate Wording

Introduction to EASA Regulation (EU) No 139/2014), Airport Certification, Certification Specifications and Guidance Material for Aerodromes Design CS-ADR-DSN. Management Systems Requirements for Aerodrome Operators, Aerodrome Maintenance & Documentation Requirements.

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1 day – 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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