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EASA Article 3(j)
Complex motor-powered aircraft

(*) "According to article 3(j) of EASA Basic Regulation, a complex motor-powered aircraft shall mean an aeroplane :

  • with a maximum certificated take-off mass exceding 5,700 kg, OR
  • certificated for a maximum passenger seating configuration of more than nineteen, OR
  • certificated for operation with a minimum crew of at least two pilots, OR
  • equipped with (a) turbojet engine(s), OR
  • more than one turboprop engine.

 

 

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Complex aeroplanes

(*) "According to article 3(j) of EASA Basic Regulation, a complex motor-powered aircraft shall mean an aeroplane :

  • with a maximum certificated take-off mass exceding 5,700 kg, OR
  • certificated for a maximum passenger seating configuration of more than nineteen, OR
  • certificated for operation with a minimum crew of at least two pilots, OR
  • equipped with (a) turbojet engine(s), OR
  • more than one turboprop engine.

The EPFU 2009 Executive Board : From left to right, Max de Richemond (FR) General Secretary, Manfred Kunschitz (A) Treasurer, Wolfgang Drexel (D) President, and Jean Birgen (LUX) Vice-President.

Cologne, Butzweilerhof Museum, 29 March 2008, during the EPFU 2008 General Assembly, from left to right :

  • Knud Nielsen (DK), Dansk Motorfluger Association
  • Wolfgang Drexel (D), German Aeroclub, elected as EPFU President,
  • Jean Birgen (LUX), Fédération Aéronautique Luxembourgeoise, elected as EPFU Vice-President,
  • Wolfgang Muëther (D), previous EPFU Vice-President, President of the Powered Flying section of the German Aeroclub.
  • Dr Edgar Mayer, President of the Cologne-Butzweilerhof Museum, and host of the 2008 EPFU General Assembly,
  • Kusti Kairikko (FIN), Finish Aeronautical Association,
  • René Meier (CH), Aero-Club of Switzerland,
  • Paul Draper (UK), Royal Aeroclub,
  • Thorsten Zwick (D), Maintenance expert of the German Aeroclub,
  • Bjorn Skogov (NOR), Norvegian Aeroclub,
  • Max de Richemond (F), Fédération Française Aéronautique, re-elected as EPFU Secretary General.

Absent on the picture :

  • Henry Lindholm (S), Swedish Aero-Club, previous EPFU President,
  • Manfred Kunschitz (A), Austrian Aero-Club, re-elected as EPFU Treasurer.

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