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Aircraft in the categories listed in Annex I to the Basic Regulation (EU) 2018/1139 are not affected by the EASA regulations and remain the subject of national regulations.  The existing IAA arrangements will remain in place for the aircraft in the categories below:

Classic and Vintage

Historic aircraft which are non complex aircraft whose: initial design was established before 1st Jan 1955 and production has been stopped before 1st Jan 1975.

Aircraft having a clear historical relevance, related to a participation in a noteworthy historical event; or a major step in the development of aviation; or a major role played into the armed forces of a Member State.

Experimental Aircraft

Aircraft specifically designed or modified for research, experimental or scientific purposes, and likely to be produced in very limited numbers;

Amateur Built (Homebuilt) Aircraft

Aircraft of which at least 51 % is built by an amateur, or a non-profit making association of amateurs, for their own purposes and without any commercial objective;

Military Aircraft

Aircraft that have been in the service of military forces, unless the aircraft is of a type for which a design standard has been adopted by the Agency;


Aeroplanes, helicopters and powered parachutes having no more than two seats, a maximum take-off mass (MTOM), as recorded by the Member States, of no more than:

300 kg for a land plane/helicopter, single-seater; or

450 kg for a land plane/helicopter, two-seater; or

330 kg for an amphibian or floatplane/helicopter single-seater; or

495 kg for an amphibian or floatplane/helicopter two-seater, provided that, where operating both as a floatplane/helicopter and as a land plane/helicopter, it falls below both MTOM limits, as appropriate;

472.5 kg for a land plane, two-seater equipped with an airframe mounted total recovery parachute system;

315 kg for a land plane single-seater equipped with an airframe mounted total recovery parachute system;

And, for aeroplanes, having the stall speed or the minimum steady flight speed in landing configuration not exceeding 35 knots calibrated air speed (CAS);


Single and two-seater gyroplanes with a maximum take off mass not exceeding 560 kg;


Gliders with a maximum empty mass, of no more than 80kg when single-seater or 100kg when two-seater, including those which are foot launched;


Replicas of aircraft meeting the criteria of (a) or (d) above, for which the structural design is similar to the original aircraft;


Any other aircraft which has a maximum empty mass, including fuel, of no more less than 70 kg.

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