Category: Regulations & Safety

European Parliament Urges Measures to Boost EU Aviation Sector

Reading Time: 2 minutes European Union (EU) lawmakers have called for a series of measures to improve the position of the EU air transport economy. The European Parliament in Brussels passed a resolution—428-149 (with 53 abstentions)—calling for a level playing field between airlines, while upholding high safety and social standards. The motion is intended to feed into the forthcoming […]

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 […]

FAA’s UAV Registration Task Force Moves Forward

Reading Time: 2 minutes FAA’s unmanned aircraft vehicle (UAV) registration task force, which began its work Tuesday, has until Nov. 20 to come up with recommendations on how consumers should register small UAS and what products should be excluded. With estimates that 700,000 consumer UAVs could be sold by year end, “we need to get something in place quickly,” […]

EU Parliament Allocates Spectrum for Global Flight Tracking

Reading Time: 1 minute The European Parliament has adopted a resolution to enhance aviation safety and efficiency through global flight tracking systems. The resolution supports the assignment of primary radio spectrum allocation for satellite-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B). European Parliament’s Commissioner for Transport, Violeta Bulc, called on all EU member states to welcome this resolution in order to ensure […]