EASA Rules


A full explanation is given on the EASA website.

In brief:


Implementing Rules

These are published in the Official Journal of the European Union as Commission Regulation and subsequent amending regulations. Unfortunately these rules are treated in the same way as those governing the shape of bananas and the standards for Personal Protective Equipment. 
These rules are then amended and this can be tricky to make sure you are reading the most up to date version. 
For commercial aviation, this website contains the relevant information, and structure.
These rules are known as HARD LAW.


Acceptable Means of Compliance

AMCs are published as a easier way to apply the rules and go into more detail. They are known as SOFT LAW. These publications set down how to comply with the Implementing Rules above.

Guidance Material
Provided to operators to help with the above.

Certification Standards
These are set down to help with compliance of the above and are non-bonding.


To view a simplified structure of the rules click here

To access the up to date documents:

  1. Go to the EASA website.
  2. Click “Regulations”
  3. Scroll down to choose, click “Show regulations”
  4. The relevant regulations are shown, but they are unamended.
  5. Click the “Consolidated Version” to access the amended and up to date document.

To access the up to date documents:

  1. Go to the EASA website.
  2. Click “Regulations”
  3. Scroll down to choose, click “Show regulations”
  4. The relevant regulations are shown, but they are unamended.
  5. Click the “Consolidated Version” to access the amended and up to date document.