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JAR – Joint Aviation Requirements

JAR - Joint Aviation Authorities (JAA)JAR – Joint Aviation Requirements – Prior to the creation of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) the Joint Aviation Authorities (JAA) was responsible for publishing regulations governing the operations, maintenance, licensing and certification/design standards for aircraft. These regulations are known as Joint Aviation Requirements (JARs).
JARs had no legal status until they were ratified by national governments, but many European countries adopted all or part of JARs as the basis for their own national regulations. With the creation of EASA, JARs are gradually being amended as necessary and brought into EU legislation so that they are binding on all EU nations.

Joint Aviation Requirements comprise two parts:

  • Part 1 contains the regulations themselves; and,
  • Part 2 contains supplementary material:
    • Acceptable Means of compliance (AMCs);
    • Advisory Circulars Joint (ACJs); and,
    • Interpretive and Explanatory Material (IEMs).

Any amendment to JARs is preceded by the publication of a Notice of Proposed Amendment (NPA) and a consultation period.
Part 1 of JARs, all NPAs and some other documents may be viewed free of charge on the JAA web-site.

General
JAR-1
Definitions and Abbreviations
Amendment 6, 1 November 2004
JAR-11
JAA Regulatory and Related Procedures
Amendment 1, 1 November 2004
Operations
JAR-OPS Part 1
Commercial Air Transportation (Aeroplanes)
Amendment 13, 1 May 2007
JAR-OPS Part 1
Commercial Air Transportation (Aeroplanes)
Amendment 14, 1 May 2008 eff
16 July 2008
JAR-OPS Part 3
Commercial Air Transportation (Helicopters)
Amendment 5, 1 July 2 007
JAR-FSTD A
Aeroplane Flight Simulation Training Devices
Initial Issue, 1 May 2008 eff 01 Aug 2008
JAR-FSTD H
Helicopter Flight Simulation Training Devices
Initial Issue, 1 May 2008 eff 01 Aug 2008
JAR-26
Additional Airworthiness Requirements for Operations
Amendment 3, 1 December 2005
JAR-STD 1A
Aeroplane Flight Simulators
Amendment 3, 1 July 2003
JAR-STD 2A
Aeroplane Flight Training Devices
1st issue: 1 July 1999
JAR-STD 3A
Flight and Navigation Procedures Trainers
Change 1: 1 June 1999
JAR-STD 4A
Basic Instrument Training Devices
1st Issue, 1 May 2002
JAR-STD 1H
Helicopter Flight Simulators
1st issue, 1 April 2001
JAR-STD 2H
Helicopter Flight Training Devices
1st issue, 1 September 2003
JAR-STD 3H
Helicopter Flight Simulators
1st Issue, 1 May 2002
JAR-MMEL/MEL
Minimum Master Equipment List /Master Equipment List
Amendment 1, 1 August 2005
Licensing
JAR-FCL 1
Flight Crew Licensing (Aeroplane)
Amendment 7, 1 December 2006
JAR-FCL 2
Flight Crew Licensing (Helicopter)
Amendment 6, 1 February 2007
JAR-FCL 3
Flight Crew Licensing (Medical)
Amendment 5, 1 December 2006
JAR-FCL 4
Flight Crew Licensing (Flight Engineers)
Amendment 3, 1 September 2005
Airworthiness
JAR-21
Certification Procedures for Aircraft, Products and Related Parts
Amendment 7, 1 February 2007
JAR-22
Sailplanes & Powered Sailplanes
Amendment 9, 1 February 2007
JAR-23
Normal, Utility, Aerobatic and Commuter Category Aeroplanes
Amendment 3, 1 February 2007
JAR-25
Large Aeroplanes
Amendment 20, 1 December 2007
JAR-27
Small Rotorcraft
Amendment 6, 1 December 2007
JAR-29
Large Rotorcraft
Amendment 6, 1 December 2007
JAR-34
Aircraft Engine Emissions
Amendment 2, 1 February 2007
JAR-36
Aircraft Noise
Amendment 2, 1 February 2007
JAR-39
Airworthiness Directives
Initial Issue, 1 January 2003
JAR-66
Certifying Staff
Amendment 2, 1 February 2007
JAR-145
Approved Maintenance Organisations
Amendment 7, 1 February 2007
JAR 147
Maintenance Training Organisations
Amendment 3, 1 February 2007
JAR-APU
Auxiliary Power Units
Amendment 5, 1 February 2007
JAR-AWO
All Weather Operations
Amendment 4, 1 February 2007
JAR-E
Engines
Amendment 14, 1 February 2007
JAR-M
Continuing Airworthiness
Initial Issue, December 2007
JAR-P
Propellers
Amendment 9, 1 February 2007
JAR-TSO
Joint Technical Standard Orders
Amendment 8, 1 February 2007
JAR-VLA
Very Light Aeroplanes
Amendment 2, 1 February 2007
JAR-VLR
Very Light Helicopters
Amendment 2, 1 February 2007
GAI-20
Joint Advisory Material – Advisory Circular Joint
Amendment 3, 1 February 2007
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