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Regulation 1332/2011 - Common Airspace Usage Requirements and Operating Procedures for Airborne Collision Avoidance

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Commission Regulation (EU) No 1332/2011 of 16 December 2011 laying down common airspace usage requirements and operating procedures for airborne collision avoidance - text published in the Official Journal of the European Union

Objective

To establish common airspace usage requirements and operating procedures for airborne collision avoidance.

Summary

Scope

This Regulation applies to operators undertaking flights

  • into, within or out of the Union
  • within the airspace above the territory to which the EU Treaty applies as well as in any other airspace where Member States apply Regulation (EC) No 551/2004.

Requirements to Aircraft

The following turbine-powered aeroplanes shall be equipped with collision avoidance logic version 7.1 of Airborne Collision Avoidance System (ACAS) II:

  • aeroplanes with a maximum certificated take-off mass exceeding 5 700 kg; or
  • aeroplanes authorised to carry more than 19 passengers.

Other aircraft which are equipped on a voluntary basis with ACAS II, shall have collision avoidance logic version 7.1.

ACAS Procedures

ACAS II shall be used during flight, (except as provided in the minimum equipment list) in a mode that enables RA indications to be produced for the flight crew when undue proximity to another aircraft is detected, unless inhibition of RA indication mode is called for by an abnormal procedure or due to performance limiting conditions.

When an RA indication is produced by ACAS II:

  • the pilot flying shall immediately conform to the RA indication, even if this conflicts with an ATC instruction, unless doing so would jeopardise the safety of the aircraft;
  • the flight crew, as soon as permitted by workload, shall notify the appropriate ATC unit of any RA which requires a deviation from the current ATC instruction or clearance;
  • when the conflict is resolved, the aircraft shall:
    • be promptly returned to the terms of the acknowledged ATC instruction or clearance and ATC notified of the manoeuvre; or
    • comply with any amended ATC clearance or instruction issued.

Operators shall establish ACAS II operational procedures and training programmes so that the flight crew is appropriately trained in the avoidance of collisions and competent in the use of ACAS II equipment.

Entry Into Force

This Regulation entered into force in January 2012.

Provisions regarding aircraft and procedures apply as of 1 March 2012.

By way of derogation, in the case of aircraft with an individual certificate of airworthiness issued before 1 March 2012, the provisions shall apply as of 1 December 2015.

Regulation 2016/583 amended this Regulation by removing obsolete provisions.

Regulation 1332/2011 - Common Airspace Usage Requirements and Operating Procedures for Airborne Collision Avoidance (OJ, 20.12.2011)

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