Part NCC - how will it affect an aircraft registered
on the IOM Aircraft Registry?
Article first published by Appleby in October 2015
As many readers involved in the aviation industry are aware, by August 2016, all non-commercial operators of complex aircraft having their principal place of business or residence in European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Member States (and, crucially, both EASA and non-EASA registered aircraft) will have to comply with the Part-NCC European regulations.
Part-NCC comprises Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 which came into force on 25 August 2008 and Regulation EC 965/2012 which came into force on 28 October 2012.
The EASA requirements titled Part-NCC (non-commercial operations of complex motor-powered aircraft) propose a division of regulatory responsibility between the State of Registry and the State of the Operator. Having attained the new International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Annex 6 Part II requirements for their State of Registry, the operators of aircraft established or resident in an EASA Member State may also need to meet the additional Part-NCC requirements set out in Annex IV to Regulation (EC) No 216/2008.