Conformity Assessment guidelines

EUROCONTROL Guidelines on conformity assessment for the interoperability Regulation of the single European sky – EUROCONTROL-GUID-0137 – PUBLISHED

 

Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) and manufacturers need to demonstrate their compliance with the single European sky interoperability Regulation (EC Regulation No. 552/2004 as amended) and all relevant implementing rules for interoperability.

This demonstration of compliance is termed conformity assessment. This document provides guidance on the need for and how to achieve conformity assessment (CA) of systems and constituents of the European Air Traffic Management Network (EATMN) as required by Article 5 and Article 6 of the interoperability Regulation.

Background

In general terms, conformity assessment is a demonstration of compliance with the essential requirements (ERs) and relevant implementing rules (IRs) for interoperability.

For each identified EATMN system or constituent there is a need to identify the applicable regulations (regulatory baseline) and relevant means of compliance (MoC baseline) thereby establishing the baseline for conformity assessment.

The manufacturer is responsible for verifying a constituent’s compliance with the established baseline for conformity assessment. This leads to the completion of an EC declaration of conformity (DoC) or an EC declaration of suitability for use (DSU) through self-assessment, a notified body or both.

The air navigation service provider is responsible for verifying compliance of each instance of a system being put into service with the established baseline for conformity assessment. This leads to the completion of a technical file (collating relevant technical information) and an EC declaration of verification (DoV) for inspection by the national supervisory authority (NSA).

Consultation

The content of these guidelines were prepared by the Conformity Assessment Task Force (CATF) which includes ANSPs, manufacturers, airports, national supervisory authorities, EASA, European Commission and EUROCONTROL representatives.

Each modification to the guidelines is submitted to and endorsed by the CATF.

Development

In 2012, Edition 3.0 of the guidelines will be prepared within the Conformity Assessment Task Force (CATF) and will be published on this web page.

Edition History

EUROCONTROL Guidelines on conformity assessment
EUROCONTROL-GUID-0137