Will your airline be allowed to enter or leave Europe from November 26th 2014 onwards?

ByAlexander Schaffler

Will your airline be allowed to enter or leave Europe from November 26th 2014 onwards?

 

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EASA – Authorisation of Third Country Operators (TCO)

„Third Country Operators engaging in Commercial Air Transport (CAT) to the EU will have to submit their TCO application within the first 6 months after Part-TCO has become applicable.“

The 6 month period started 26 May 2014 and ends with the deadline on 26 November 2014!

Important to know:

„Operators who fail to apply for a TCO authorisation within 6 months – until 26 November 2014 – after entry into force of Part-TCO may face delays in their authorisation process which could lead to a disruption of their operation to the EU until completion of their assessment and issuance of the TCO authorisation. It is therefore in the best interest of operators to apply for a TCO authorisation within the application period (6 months after Part-TCO entry into force).“

Who needs a TCO authorisation?

Any third-country operator who intends to perform commercial air transport (CAT) operations into, within or out of any of the following territories:

  • the 32 EASA Member States of the European Union plus Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland
  • the territories in which the Basic Regulation applies (Gibraltar, Åland Islands, Azores, Madeira, Canary Islands, Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Martinique, Réunion, Saint-Martin, Mayotte)

A TCO authorisation will not be required for operators only overflying the above mentioned territories without intended landing.

Our offer:

As TCO you need to comply with ICAO requirements which are compared against
EASA standards. You as TCO need to close the gaps between ICAO requirements and
EASA regulations.

FTD Consulting is a member of the EASA Consultants – a network of consultants covering every aspect of aviation. Within this alliance network we can support your TCO approval with:

  • Application Support (Liaison with EASA on customers behalf)
  • Gap Analysis (Identification of non-compliance with ICAO and/or
    EASA standards, the ICAO Annexes, EU SERA)
  • Support for ongoing compliance monitoring
  • Audit preparation and compliance audits
  • Technical writing for document preparation
  • Training on ICAO and EASA standards

Call for action!

We can help you to apply with EASA before 26 November 2014

FTD Consulting will support you in the transition Application, Evaluation, Preparation & Monitoring

For detailed information and support visit: http://www.ˆftd-consulting.com/TCO and sign up.

About the author

Alexander Schaffler

Alexander Schaffler has started his career with Diamond Aircraft Industries Business Unit Simulation and has since then gathered a very strong background in professional Flight Simulation (FSTDs). Opening his own business in 2010, he is a well networked expert offering services focused on Flight Simulation, Approved Training Organisations and Air Operator Certificate Holders.