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Easy Access Rules for Balloons

Balloon Rule Book


This version is issued by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in order to provide its stakeholders with an updated and easy-to-read publication related to balloons. It has been prepared by putting together the officially published regulations with the related acceptable means of compliance and guidance material (including the amendments) adopted so far and certification specifications and acceptable means of compliance and guidance material. However, this is not an official publication and EASA accepts no liability for damage of any kind resulting from the risks inherent in the use of this document.

© European Union, 1998-2020

Except where otherwise stated, reuse of the EUR-Lex data for commercial or non-commercial purposes is authorised provided the source is acknowledged ('© European Union,, 1998-2020')1).

Published September 2020

The publication date refers to the documents used to prepare this compilation.


Incorporated Commission Regulation Affected Part Domain Applicability date2)
Regulation (EU) 2018/395Cover regulationAir operations8/4/2019
Annex I — Definitions (Part-DEF)
Annex II — Balloon air operations (Part-BOP)
Regulation (EU) 2020/357Cover regulationAir operations and Aircrew8/4/2020
Annex I — Definitions (Part-DEF)
Annex II — Balloon air operations (Part-BOP)
Annex II — Balloon air operations (Part-BOP)
Annex III — Requirements for balloon flight crew licensing (Part-BFCL)
Regulation (EU) 2019/1383Annex Vb (Part-ML)Continuing Airworthiness24/3/2020
Regulation (EU) 2019/1384Annex Vb (Part-ML)24/3/2020
Regulation (EU) 2020/220Annex Vb (Part-ML)24/3/2020


Incorporated ED Decision Affected AMC/GM Domain Issue/Amdt No Applicability date
ED Decision 2018/004/RAMC and GM to Cover regulationAir operationsInitial issue8/4/2019
AMC and GM to Annex II (Part-BOP)
ED Decision 2020/003/RAMC and GM to Annex II (Part-BOP)Air operations and AircrewAmdt 18/4/2020
AMC and GM to Annex III (Part-BFCL)Issue 1
ED Decision 2020/002/RAMC and GM to Part-MLContinuing AirworthinessIssue 124/3/2020


Incorporated ED Decision CS/AMC Issue No, Amendment No Applicability date
ED Decision 2011/012/R|CS-31GB/ Initial issue12/12/2011
ED Decision 2011/013/RCS-31HB/ Amendment 112/12/2011
ED Decision 2013/011/RCS-31TGB/ Initial issue1/7/2013

Note: To access the official source documents, please use the links provided above.

This date is the earliest applicability date for this regulation. Some provisions of the regulation may be applicable at a later date. Besides, there may be some opt-out filed by the Member States.
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