Nov. 18, 2021
By Dec. 31, operators of certain aircraft must register on the European Union Aviation Safety Agency’s (EASA’s) new environmental portal.
The mandate is applicable to all civil fixed-wing aircraft with a maximum certificated takeoff mass of 34,000 kg or more, or with a certificated maximum internal accommodation for the aircraft type in question consisting of 19 passenger seats or more, excluding any seats for crew only. It applies to Part 91 and 135 operators, even though Part 135 already provide environmental information through the third-country operator (TCO) portal.
“This may seem like a redundant requirement for Part 135 operators, which already submit similar data through the TCO portal,” said Brian Koester, CAM, NBAA’s director of flight operations and regulations.
“Unfortunately, EASA was tasked by the European Commission to establish this registry and collect the mandated data separately.”
Operators must provide documentation regarding aircraft noise to the portal. Two compliance options are acceptable; however, the FAA has said it would not issue stand-alone noise certificates, so operators of U.S-registered aircraft should plan to comply with option two.
The documentation may be a stand-alone noise certificate issued by the state of registry, reflecting the configuration details, registration marks and noise data of the aircraft such as those specified by ICAO Annex 16 Volume I Chapter 1.
In case it is not issued by a state of registry, the documentation may be a page/set of pages of the AFM or AOM, approved by a certificating authority containing the following information:
- Aircraft Designation
- Aircraft Serial Number
- Engine Designation
- Maximum Take-off Mass (MTOM)
- Maximum Landing Mass (MLM)
- Certificate of Airworthiness
- Chapter of ICAO Annex 16 or Stage of Part 36 w/Noise Certificate levels
The FAA encourages operators to gather the following information from their AFM and/or AOM, then carry the documentation onboard in the event of a ramp inspection.
Note that noise certificates or data sheets issued by OEMs are not accepted.
The preferred way to request registration is via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.