Tag: EASA

EASA Opinion on AIR OPS Balloons Published

Reading Time: < 1 minute EASA published draft revised European operational rules for balloons. This activity was conducted in the context of the EASA General Aviation Road Map which represents a change towards more proportionate and simpler rules for General Aviation. At present, the operational rules for balloons are integrated into Regulation 965/2012 which concerns air operations for all aircraft, […]

CAE Gains Regulatory Approval for CSeries FFS

Reading Time: 4 minutes Bombardier Commercial Aircraft and CAE announced today that Transport Canada, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) have awarded Interim Level C qualification on the full-flight simulator (FFS), and qualified the flight training device (FTD) for the all-new CS100 aircraft. Officials from each of the authorities granted their respective […]

EASA Publishes the Technical Opinion on Safe Use of Drones

Reading Time: 2 minutes The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) published today a Technical Opinion on the safe use of drones incivil airspace. The EASA Technical Opinion sets the direction to be followed for all future work to be done to ensure unmanned aircraft are operated safely and interact safely with other airspace users. The aim is to provide […]

EASA Proposals for Training Outside ATOs Published for Consultation

Reading Time: 2 minutes This NPA on training outside Approved Training Organisations is published as NPA 2015-20. The Agency invites stakeholders to provide their feedback on the proposal by end of February 2016 latest by using the Agency’s comment response tool (CRT). This NPA introduces the concept of the basic training organisation (BTO). This new concept is proposed as […]

Iraqi Airways Formally Blacklisted by European Commission

Reading Time: < 1 minute The airline has been barred from entering the airspace of 28 EU countries – including the UK – as well as four other European nations following a number of safety lapses. In a letter from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), executive director Patrick Ky said he had received “credible and specific safety reports containing […]

New Aviation Strategy for Europe

Reading Time: 4 minutes European transport commissioner Violeta Bulc has detailed Europe’s new aviation strategy, although some stakeholders have criticized its lack of deliverables. Marking the culmination a year’s work, Bulc unveiled the “Aviation Strategy for Europe” during a media briefing in Brussels Dec. 7. “The goal of the Aviation Strategy is to strengthen the entire EU [European Union] […]

EU Aviation Package – Aviation Deserves Ambition

Reading Time: 2 minutes The EU Commission’s long-awaited ‘Aviation Package’, published today, sends a positive signal by stressing that aviation is a “key enabler” of economic growth, job generation, and connectivity. Together with the proposed new regulatory framework for Drones and the revision of EASA’s Basic Regulation, this is an important step forward. However, the ‘strategy’ itself remains short […]

Airbus A320neo Receives EASA and FAA Type Certifications

Reading Time: 2 minutes The world’s best-selling single aisle aircraft, the A320neo, has received joint Type Certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on 24th November 2015. The certified aircraft is powered by Pratt & Whitney Pure Power PW1100G-JM engines. The EASA A320neo type Certificate was signed by EASA’s Certification Director Trevor Woods […]

European Parliament Resolution on Aviation Package a Step in the Right Direction

Reading Time: < 1 minute Yesterday evening, the European Parliament (EP) adopted its Resolution on the “Future Aviation Package”. The Association of European Airlines (AEA) welcomes the fact that the Parliament set out its expectations prior to the publication by the European Commission of the much awaited and much needed Aviation Package, thereby underlining the importance of aviation as a […]

New Self-Declared Aircraft Maintenance Programme

Reading Time: 2 minutes As part of an EASA initiative to reduce the burden on the General Aviation Community, EASA have removed the requirement for owners of privately used light aircraft, known as ELA1*, to have their Aircraft Maintenance Programme (AMP) approved by the National Aviation Authority. Owners of ELA1 aircraft can now decide on what maintenance is required […]