18th May 2012, 10:02
I want to define what kind of category is L410. Is it "Light" aircraft as it is above 5700 kg? I have to explicitly define is it light or not based on regulatory documents.
18th May 2012, 10:22
Depends what country you are in.
ICAO is anything under 7000kg is light but in the UK even if your classed as a medium they will treat you as a light up to 17000kg.
18th May 2012, 10:23
The country is Bulgaria ... but I have to find any official document where is stated what kind of aircraft is below or above 5700 kg.
18th May 2012, 10:29
Its just done of the MTOW so you look at what the MTOW thats declared for the aircraft and thats it. Some operations get the MTOW decreased on paper so they get cheaper route fees etc.
18th May 2012, 10:38
I want to use VFR routes which are disignate as "Light aircraft and helicopters ONLY". Therefore what is the definition about light aircraft based on your oppinion?
18th May 2012, 10:41
Anything below 7000kg MTOW according to ICAO.
Its 6400kg MTOW so definately a light. It goes that slow your not going to annoy anyone.
18th May 2012, 10:45
But there are a lot of documents whre is stated that light aircraft is below 5700 even in CS23 of EASA is written something like that.
Moreover it is written in EC Regulattion 2042/2003 that:
(g) ‘large aircraft’ means an aircraft, classified as an aeroplane
with a maximum take-off mass of more than 5 700 kg, or
a multi-engined helicopter;
What is below 5700?
18th May 2012, 11:24
Well now you know what a large aircraft is. Which is normally what they use for a trigger point for requiring type ratings and a few other things.
And whats below 5700kg lots of different cat's Single engine piston, multi engine piston, touring motor gliders etc.
And the definition of light aircraft is as I have given.
Its in ICAO Doc.4444