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EU-OPS state that propeller driven aircraft with a maximum approved passenger seating configuration of _____ or less and a maximum take-off mass of _____ or less must comply with the requirements of Performance Class B.
  • A
    18; 12500 Kg
  • B
    9; 5700 Kg
  • C
    9; 12500 Kg
  • D
    18; 5700 Kg

Regulation (EU) No 965/2012
ANNEX I – DEFINITIONS
Annex I Definitions for terms used in Annexes II to VIII
(93) ‘performance class A aeroplanes’ means multi-engined aeroplanes powered by turbo-propeller engines with an MOPSC of more than nine or a maximum take-off mass exceeding 5 700 kg, and all multi-engined turbo-jet powered aeroplanes;
(94) ‘performance class B aeroplanes’ means aeroplanes powered by propeller engines with an MOPSC of nine or less and a maximum take-off mass of 5 700 kg or less;
(95) ‘performance class C aeroplanes’ means aeroplanes powered by reciprocating engines with an MOPSC of more than nine or a maximum take-off mass exceeding 5 700 kg;

Performance Class VS MOPSC VS MTOM


Multi-engine Jet
Propeller driven
Multi-engine
Turboprop
Piston
Mass: > 5700 kg
or
Passenger Seats: > 9

A

A

C
Mass: ≤ 5700 kg
and
Passengers Seats: ≤9

A

B

B
MOPSC = maximum operational passenger seating configuration

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