Tag: EASA

EU Tightens Checks on Mental Health of Air Crew

European Union published new safety rules on air operations, including new provisions to better support the mental fitness of air crew. The Regulation includes the following safety measures: Support programme: all pilots working for European airlines will have access to a support programme that will assist and support pilots in recognising, coping with, and overcoming […]

Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 Receives “Ticket to Fly” from EASA

The Rolls-Royce Trent 7000, which powers Airbus’s latest aircraft, the A330neo, has received its ‘ticket to fly’ from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), with the first production engines also delivered to the Airbus facility in Toulouse, France. The Trent 7000 is the fourth Rolls-Royce engine to receive formal certification in just 12 months, following […]

EU Strengthens Civil Aviation Ties With Latin America and the Caribbean

The European Union and Latin American states celebrated yesterday the launch of a new project to enhance their ties in civil aviation. This four-year project, managed by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA),aims to enhance aviation safety, and promote the political, economic and environmental partnership between the EU and Latin America in the domain of […]

EASA and FAA Issue Airworthiness Directives on Boeing 787 Engines

Both EASA and FAA have released different Airworthiness Directives for Boeing 787-800 and Boeing 787-900 aircraft powered by Rolls Royce Trent 1000 engines in order to correct unsafe conditions. The FAA reported in their AD that following an inflight shut down of one engine requiring a higher load on the other engine running at maximum […]

Embraer E190-E2 Granted Certification by ANAC, FAA and EASA

In a ceremony held at the Company’s facilities in São José dos Campos, Embraer received Type Certificate for the E190-E2, the first member of the E-Jets E2 family of commercial aircraft, from the Brazilian Civil Aviation Agency (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil – ANAC), the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) and EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency). […]

EASA to Keep Drone Operations Safe and Secure

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) published the first formal Opinion on safe operations for small drones in Europe. This formal Opinion is an important stepping-stone to keep drone operations safe and secure and build a wider regulatory framework. The Opinion will serve as a basis for the European Commission to adopt concrete regulatory proposals […]

Latest GTF Fixes To Take A ‘Few Months’

Pratt & Whitney, moving to quickly fix the latest in-service issue with its PW1000G geared turbofan family, will un-do a high-pressure compressor (HPC) upgrade introduced last year. Changes in MRO shops and the production line have begun, and the first updated engines are expected to be ready in March. The latest issue is with the HPC […]

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 […]