Avionics Requirements

EUROCONTROL has prepared a short summary offering an overview of a significant series of avionics requirements and their applicability to both Civil and State aircraft. Although this overview is mainly for information purposes only, it captures useful information that may increase awareness on how Civil and State aircraft are impacted by the introduction of specific capabilities.

The future evolution of avionics is also addressed, with links to appropriate programmes, initiatives and specialist web sub-sites. It is important to note that the information in these tables relates, unless otherwise stated, to the airspace or airworthiness requirements of the States of the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC).

The intention is to list key Avionics requirements including those recently or soon to be brought into force.

Where a system requirement is not mandated in ECAC airspace, its application is determined by the worldwide ICAO Annex 6 standards. These standards are adopted by EASA regulation and operators registered in ECAC must be compliant. If a State elects to waive the ICAO Annex 6 standards, a ‘Difference’ must be notified to ICAO, which will be made known to the other States. It is up to each European Member State to accept, or not, a deviation from the ICAO Annex 6 standards.