Three Major NPAs Released for Comment

Detailed information on the NPAs is available to the public via the EASA comment response tool on the CRT website

SUMMARY: The following major NPAs affect operators of aircraft, TC, restricted TC and STC holders:
  • NPA 2009-04 – Airworthiness Approval for SBAS Equipment: Airworthiness approval and operational criteria for onboard equipment related to area navigation for global navigation satellite system approach operation to localizer precision with vertical guidance minima using satellite-based augmentation system.
    Comments should be received by the Agency by June 23, 2009.
  • NPA 2009-01 – Operational Suitability Certificate: A new requirement to introduce a suitability certificate — similar to the type certificate — that covers operational requirements. Of importance to Part 145 and their training, as well as to STC applicants when implementing a new change.
    Comments should be received by the Agency by June 30, 2009.
  • NPA 2009-02B – Part OPS (EASA OPS): EASA has published the new proposed OPS requirements for instruments, date and equipment similar to current OPS, Subpart K and L requirements.
    Comments should be received by the Agency by July 31, 2009.
AEA COMMENTARY: Member of the AEA are encouraged to review the proposed NPAs and report to EASA via the comment response tool, as well as to e-mail those comments to Ric Peri at as soon as possible prior to the comment closing date.

Contact Ric Peri, vice president of government & industry affairs for AEA, by email at or by phone at 202-589-1144.