Eole Air Passion


Cover regulation - COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 965/2012 of 5 October 2012

COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 965/2012 of 5 October 2012 laying down technical requirements and administrative procedures related to air operations pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council.


Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 February 2008 on common rules in the field of civil aviation and establishing a European Aviation Safety Agency, and repealing Council Directive 91/670/EEC, Regulation (EC) No 1592/2002 and Directive 2004/36/EC4, and in particular Articles 8(5) and 10(5) thereof,


  1. Operators and personnel involved in the operation of certain aircraft have to comply with the relevant essential requirements set out in Annex IV to Regulation (EC) No 216/2008.
  2. Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 requires that Member States, in addition to their oversight of certificates that they have issued, conduct investigations, including ramp inspections, and shall take any measure, including the grounding of aircraft, to prevent the continuation of an infringement.
  3. In accordance with Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 the Commission should adopt the necessary implementing rules for establishing the conditions for the safe operation of aircraft.
  4. In order to ensure a smooth transition and a high level of civil aviation safety in the European Union, implementing measures should reflect the state of the art, including best practices, and scientific and technical progress in the field of air operations. Accordingly, technical requirements and administrative procedures agreed under the auspices of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (hereinafter ‘ICAO’) and the European Joint Aviation Authorities until 30 June 2009, as well as existing legislation pertaining to a specific national environment, should be considered.
  5. It is necessary to provide sufficient time for the aeronautical industry and Member State administrations to adapt to the new regulatory framework and to recognise under certain conditions the validity of certificates issued before this Regulation applies
  6. As this Regulation constitutes an implementing measure referred to in Articles 8(5) and 10(5) of Regulation (EC) No 216/2008, Annex III to Council Regulation (EEC) No 3922/915 and Directive 2004/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council6 shall be considered repealed in accordance with Article 69(3) and 69(5) of Regulation (EC) No 216/2008. However, Annex III should remain in place temporarily until the transitional periods foreseen in this Regulation have expired and for those areas for which no implementing measures have yet been adopted. Similarly, Directive 2004/36/EC should remain applicable temporarily until the transitional periods foreseen in this Regulation have expired.
  7. The European Aviation Safety Agency prepared draft implementing rules and submitted them as an opinion to the Commission in accordance with Article 19(1) of Regulation (EC) No 216/2008.
  8. The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Committee established by Article 65 of Regulation (EC) No 216/2008,

4 OJ L 79, 19.3.2008, p. 1.

5 OJ L 373, 31.12.1991, p. 4.

6 OJ L 143, 30.4.2004, p. 76.


  1. AIROPS - Cover Regulation
    Art. 1 Objet et Champ d'Application
  2. AIROPS - Cover Regulation
    Art. 2 Définitions
  3. AIROPS - Cover Regulation
    Art. 3 Capacités de Surveillance
  4. AIROPS - Cover Regulation
    Art. 4 Inspections au Sol
  5. AIROPS - Cover Regulation
    Art. 5 Opérations Aériennes
  6. AIROPS - Cover Regulation
    Art. 6 Dérogations
  7. AIROPS - Cover Regulation
    Art. 7 Certificat de Transporteur Aérien
  8. AIROPS - Cover Regulation
    Art. 8 Limitations du Temps de Vol
  9. AIROPS - Cover Regulation
    Art. 9 Listes Minimales d'Equipements
  10. AIROPS - Cover Regulation
    Art. 10 Entrée en Vigueur