(EC) Regulation 965/2012 – Essentials – 1 Day


The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has published the Cover Regulation along with the Implementing Rules for the conduct of Air Operations as Regulation (EC) 965/2012 dated  5 October 2012 (published on 25th October)

The new Air Operations requirements consist of the Regulation and its implementing measures/Implementing and the corresponding Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMC) and Guidance Material (GM), which are published on the Agency website as Decisions.

The Regulation lays down detailed rules for commercial air transport operations with aeroplanes and helicopters, including ramp inspections of aircraft of operators under the safety oversight of another State when landed at aerodromes located in the territory subject to the provisions of the Treaty.

The Regulation also lays down detailed rules on the conditions for issuing, maintaining, amending, limiting, suspending, or revoking the certificates of operators of aircraft referred to in Article 4(1)(b) and (c) of Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 engaged in commercial air transport operations, the privileges and responsibilities of the holders of certificates as well as conditions under which operations shall be prohibited, limited or subject to certain conditions in the interest of safety.

Regulation 965/2012 has a significant impact affecting all European Operators.  This training is specifically focused on key personnel in Aviation Management, Flight Operations or Aircraft Maintenance environments involved in or with responsibility for the implementing Part OPS transition from EU OPS.

The course will additionally highlight changes from EU OPS 1 and JAR OPS 3.

Who is the course for?

Civil aviation and Aero-medical and Airport authorities staff, Ground Operations Personnel International organizations operations personnel. Compliance and Safety management. Airline Nominated Persons, Other related Key personnel & Stakeholders.

What are the benefits – What will I learn?

a) Identify effective oversight and audit techniques related to EASA Air Operation Regulation 965 and Amendments

b) How to Assess Effective Flight Data Monitoring Program Implementation

c) Review of best practice auditing of Safety Management Systems

d) Familiarization with the relationship and roles related to aviation within the jurisdiction of EASA and the Member States.

Detailed Content / Topics – The following Subjects will be addressed:
The training outlines the overall regulatory framework of  EASA – European Aviation Safety Agency and reviews the Civil Aviation regulatory evolution leading up to the introduction of Part OPS.

– General Introduction
– A Brief History of European Aviation Regulatory Development
– Understanding the EASA Regulatory Machine
– Regulations on Air Operators Introduction
– EASA Basic Regulation (EC) 216/2008
– The Management System requirements of Part OPS
– SMS In an Operations Environment – Part OPS & SMS
– Operations Cover Regulation and Amendments
– Annex IV Part CAT
– Annex V Part-SPA – Operations Requiring Specific Approvals
– Annex VI Part-NCC – Non-Commercial Operations with Complex Motor-Powered Aircraft
– Annex VII Part-NCO – Non-Commercial Operations with Other-Than-Complex Motor-Powered Aircraft
– Annex VIII Part-SPO– Specialized Operations

Target groups

Postholders and other Flight Operations personnel, CAMO Staff, Training Organizations management, Civil aviation, and Aero-medical and Airport authorities staff, Ground Operations Personnel International organizations operations personnel. Compliance and Safety management. Other related Key personnel including maintenance.


A background or understanding of Operations within European aviation.

Learning Objectives

To familiarize current AOC holders and other Operational and Concerned Personnel with a detailed understanding of EASA Part OPS Structure and Environment with emphasis on Compliance Monitoring and AMC & GM procedures.

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1 day – the day will commence at 09.00 and finish at 17.00, with appropriate refreshment breaks.

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