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1 1 30/31 January 2013EASA/Estonian CAA Rulemaking Workshop Definitions Juan Anton Continuing Airworthiness Manager Rulemaking Directorate EASA

2 2 30/31 January 2013EASA/Estonian CAA Rulemaking Workshop “Large aircraft” Defined in Regulation (EC) 2042/2003, Article 2: “An aircraft, classified as an aeroplane with a maximum take- off mass of more than 5700 Kg, or a multi-engined helicopter”. NOTE: It does not include sailplanes, powered-sailplanes, balloons or airships.

3 3 30/31 January 2013EASA/Estonian CAA Rulemaking Workshop “Complex motor-powered aircraft” Defined in Basic Regulation (EC) 216/2008, Article 3: An aeroplane:  Above 5700 Kg MTOM, or  Certificated for more than 19 seated passengers, or  Certificated for operation with at least 2 pilots, or  Equipped with turbojet engine(s) or more than 1 turboprop engine. A helicopter:  Above 3175 Kg MTOM, or  Certificated for more than 9 seated passengers, or  Certificated for operation with at least 2 pilots, or A tilt rotor aircraft.

4 4 30/31 January 2013EASA/Estonian CAA Rulemaking Workshop “ELA1 aircraft” Defined in Regulation (EU) 593/2012: “ELA1 aircraft” means the following manned European Light Aircraft: (i)an aeroplane with a Maximum Take-off Mass (MTOM) of 1200 kg or less that is not classified as complex motor- powered aircraft; (ii) a sailplane or powered sailplane of 1200 kg MTOM or less; (iii) a balloon with a maximum design lifting gas or hot air volume of not more than 3400 m3 for hot air balloons, 1050 m3 for gas balloons, 300 m3 for tethered gas balloons; (iv) an airship designed for not more than four occupants and a maximum design lifting gas or hot air volume of not more than 3400 m3 for hot air airships and 1000 m3 for gas airships;

5 5 30/31 January 2013EASA/Estonian CAA Rulemaking Workshop “ELA2 aircraft” Defined in Regulation (EU) 748/2012: “ELA2 aircraft” means the following manned European Light Aircraft: (i) an aeroplane with a Maximum Take-off Mass (MTOM) of 2000 kg or less that is not classified as complex motor-powered aircraft; (ii) a sailplane or powered sailplane of 2000 kg MTOM or less; (iii) a balloon; (iv) a hot air ship; (v) a gas airship meeting all of the following elements:  - 3% maximum static heaviness,  - Non-vectored thrust (except reverse thrust),  - Conventional and simple design of: structure, control system and ballonet system  - Non-power assisted controls; (vi) a Very Light Rotorcraft.

6 6 30/31 January 2013EASA/Estonian CAA Rulemaking Workshop “LSA aircraft” Defined in Regulation (EC) 2042/2003, Article 2: A light sport aeroplane which has all of the following characteristics:  A Maximum Take-off Mass (MTOM) of not more than 600 kg;  A maximum stalling speed in the landing configuration (VS0) of not more than 45 knots Calibrated Airspeed (CAS) at the aircraft’s maximum certificated take-off mass and most critical centre of gravity;  A maximum seating capacity of no more than two persons, including the pilot;  A single, non-turbine engine fitted with a propeller;  A non-pressurised cabin

7 7 30/31 January 2013EASA/Estonian CAA Rulemaking Workshop “Commercial Operation” Defined in Basic Regulation (EC) 216/2008, Article 3: “Any operation of an aircraft, in return for remuneration or other valuable consideration, which is available to the public or, when not made available to the public, which is performed under a contract between an operator and a customer, where the latter has no control over the operator”

8 8 30/31 January 2013EASA/Estonian CAA Rulemaking Workshop “Commercial Air Transport” Defined by ICAO as the following: “An aircraft operation involving the transport of passengers, cargo or mail for remuneration” However, for the purpose of the Continuing Airworthiness rules (see EC2042/2003, Article 1), the provisions of Commercial Air Transport only apply to: “Licensed air carriers as defined by Community Law” This means Licensed air carriers per Regulation EC1008/2008, which excludes non-power-driven aircraft, ultralight power-driven aircraft and local flights.


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