The initial certification in accordance with the regulation (EU) No 139/2014 comes with many organisational changes and a more or less easy to handle workload for the airports as well as the competent authorities.
Until the latest date for the initial certification (July, 31st 2014) the compliance management will be capable to satisfy the needs that come with different changes which come with more or less additional expenses independently of the project progress of the respective airport.
Each organisation is exposed to changes on regulations and in need of a systematic long term change- or version management to comply with these changes as they become effective.
Unfortunately the initial certification is affected by such complications. Is there no way to at least keep the regulation (EU) No 139/2014 applicable until 2017?
No one intends to keep the current regulation forever, but if the processing of hundreds of tasks is done and coordinated with the authorities, then it is organisationally, economically and lawful disputable to change the legal foundations. The macroeconomic negative effect of insufficient clarity, continuity and predictability of legal norms is well known.
With the ED decision 2016/009/R EASA has put changes into force by May, 25th 2016, which fortunately do not come with high implementation expenses for most airports.
But unfortunately there are signs of changes of much greater impact on the horizon:
Even is this document is not the legally binding final version and the date of coming into force is not clear yet, it is worthy for airports to try and identify potential deviations.
In any case our eControl customers can rely on our support. Our version packages for ED decision 2016/009/R are ready now - contact us.