Tag: EASA

MC-21 with Russian Engines Could Be Certified in 2021

Russia’s next-generation Irkut MC-21 narrowbody airliner powered by Aviadvigatel PD-14 engines is scheduled for certification in 2021, the engine-maker UEC – Perm Engines reports. The company has signed a contract with the airframer Irkut Corporation (part of United Aircraft Corporation, UAC) for the delivery of five engines for the airliner’s flight tests. UEC – Perm […]

EASA Releases Prelimenary 2017 Safety Overview

EASA’s preliminary analysis of the Commercial Air Transport operations in 2017 shows the lowest number of fatal accidents in modern aviation history in 2017. The preliminary analysis covers both worldwide operations and those involving the 32 EASA Member States.

Russia’s PD-14 Turbofan Engine Enters Third Phase of Flight Tests

Russia’s Aviadvigatel PD-14 engine program has entered the third phase of flight tests, United Engine Corporation (UEC) reports. The phase is intended for verifying the results of the previous, pre-certification test flights, after which the Federal Air Transport Agency is expected to issue a type certificate for the powerplant. A single production-compliant flying prototype is […]

Pilatus Obtains PC-24 Type Certificates

On 7 December 2017 Pilatus obtained type certificates from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the US-American Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the first ever Swiss business jet. Certification of the Super Versatile Jet prepares the ground for initial customer deliveries, which will see the PC-24 business jet take off from Central Switzerland for […]

ATR 72-600 Flight Simulator in Paris Receives EASA Certification

ATR has received certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for its new ATR 72-600 Full Flight Simulator (FFS) based at ATR’s Paris Training Center. The brand new FFS was manufactured by TRU Simulation + Training and is conveniently located close to Charles de Gaulle airport, which provides connections to any worldwide destination. With […]

EU Moves Forward on UAV Regulation

A European Union-wide agreement has been reached on future commercial operations of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones). The agreement aims to have the necessary regulations in place by 2019. The European Commission, national aviation authorities and the drone industry hammered out the details at a conference in Helsinki, the Finnish capital. The ‘Helsinki Declaration’ identifies three […]

Airbus A350-1000 Receives EASA and FAA Type Certification

Following an intensive flight test campaign performed in less than a year, the A350-1000 has received Type Certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The certified aircraft is powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97 engines. The EASA A350-1000 Type Certification document was signed by EASA’s Certification Director, Trévor Woods, […]

EASA Addresses Aviation’s Impact on Climate Change

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) proposes that newly designed aeroplane types meet a CO2 standard from the 1st of January 2020, and that aeroplane types already in-production meet a separate CO2 standard starting from the 1st of January 2023. The objective of this so-called ‘Opinion’ published on 7 November 2017 by EASA is to […]

FAA and EASA Update Aviation Safety Agreement

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has updated its long-standing aviation safety agreement with the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The changes in this agreement enhance the risk-based approach to safety by optimizing reliance on each authority’s expertise in aircraft certification through Revision 6 of the Technical Implementation Procedures (TIP). The revision will go into effect […]

World’s Most Efficient Large Aero Engine Receives Certification

The Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97, the latest and most powerful variant of the Trent XWB, the world’s most efficient large civil aero engine, has received formal flight certification, leading the way to the engine entering into service later this year. Certification of the 97,000lb thrust engine, which will exclusively power the Airbus A350-1000, builds on the […]