Specific Approvals (SPA)

Part-SPA of Commission Regulation (EU) No 965/2012 has been in force since 28 October 2014.
SPA - Specific Approvals

In addition to general requirements, Part-SPA of Commission Regulation (EU) No 965/2012 also contains rules with respect to performance-based navigation operations (PBN), required minimum navigation performance specifications (MNPS), reduced vertical separation minimum (RVSM), low visibility operations (LVO), Extended range operations with two-engined aeroplanes (ETOPS), transport of dangerous goods, helicopter operations with night vision imaging systems (NVIS), helicopter hoist operations (HOIST), helicopter emergency medical service operations (HEMS) and is applicable to all aircraft as well as for commercial and non-commercial operations.

Applications for the issue or change of a specific approval shall be submitted in writing to Austro Control GmbH by the operator using the legally standardised documents (compare SPA.GEN.105 and 115).
For AOC contents, please refer to OIL 13/2014 incl. Appendix 3!