In accordance with Commission Regulation (EU) No 139/2014 of 12 February 2014 laying down requirements and administrative procedures for aerodromes, the prior approval of the Directorate of Civil Aviation (Direction de l'Aviation Civile – DAC) is required for any change:
The term change means the implementation of a new functional system or the modification of an existing functional system. It may include technical modifications to components or the implementation of new components, tasks or work procedures.
Preventive or remedial maintenance, or the replacement of equipment with equivalent equipment does not require the DAC's prior approval.
Organisations responsible for operating aerodromes and holders of a certificate issued in accordance with the provisions of Article 34 of Regulation (EU) 2018/1139.
Applicants must hold an operating certificate issued in accordance with the provisions of Article 34 of Regulation (EU) 2018/1139.
The aerodrome operator must contact the DAC well in advance of the anticipated change. The change may not be implemented until the DAC issues its formal approval.
The DAC's approval is required for any change that affects:
If you are not sure if a change requires prior approval, please contact the DAC.
The aerodrome operator must complete the following analyses:
The operator must file their application to change the certificate using the application form.
The application must be signed by the aerodrome operator's accountable manager and sent to the DAC.
The operator must attach the following documents to the application:
After receiving the application, the DAC will review it. Except in emergency situations that could jeopardise air safety, the change may not be implemented until the DAC issues its formal approval.
In case of unforeseen changes requiring an immediate response on the part of the operator to maintain air safety, the operator may, as an exception, implement the changes without the DAC's prior approval. The DAC will then assess the change a posteriori at the operator's request.
Notwithstanding, the nature of the one-time emergency must be duly explained in the application.
When an aerodrome operator implements changes that require prior approval without receiving such approval, the DAC may decide to suspend, limit or revoke the operator's certificate.
Application for a change with prior approval of DAC at the aerodrome Luxembourg-Findel (ELLX)
Application for an amended Certificate base for the aerodrome Luxembourg-Findel (ELLX) - Appendix 3 to Aerodrome certification guidelines - Appendix 4 to Aerodrome certification guidelines