Training courses

EASA Air Operations for Helicopters


EU regulations impact National Aviation Authorities, commercial and non-commercial operators across the air operations domain. This course introduces the structure and basic principles of the regulations, and covers the detailed scope of the requirements.

Course Content

  • Introduction to ICAO, EASA and the Basic Regulation 216/2008
  • Air Operations Cover Regulation 965/2012
  • Annex I -  Definitions (including abbreviations & acronyms)
  • Annex II – Authority Requirements (ARO)
  • Annex III – Organisation Requirements (ORO)
  • Annex IV – Commercial Air Transport (CAT)
  • Annex V – Specific Approvals (SPA)
  • Annex VI – Non-commercial Complex (NCC)
  • Annex VII – Non-commercial Other-than Complex (NCO)
  • Annex VIII – Specialised Operations (SPO)  


Learning Objectives

To familiarise participants with EU requirements for competent authorities, commercial and non-commercial helicopter operations.


Who should take this course

Appropriate personnel from helicopter operators and National Aviation Authorities (e.g. accountable managers; nominated persons and their deputies; senior pilots; compliance monitoring and flight safety
personnel; flight operations inspectors; and regulatory policy staff).




An interest in gathering and understanding regulatory requirements for helicopter operations in the EU.

Delegates are requested to bring their laptop to the course.



3 days, starting at 09.00 on all 3 days and finishing at 15:00 on the third day to allow for testing when available.