Classification of runways

An EASA Committee meeting was held on 28-29 June where a positive vote was made to amend regulation (EU) N° 139/2014 covering the definitions of runway approaches.

The changes to the definitions resulted from an ICAO expert work group. The work will facilitate the use of PBN and GNSS approaches at aerodromes enhancing safety. The UK has already amended its national requirements accordingly and EASA has now adopted the ICAO changes.

These changes affect all EASA certificated and UK licensed aerodromes.