- Commission Implementing Regulations on postponing dates of application of certain measures in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic published
The European Commission published two Commission Implementing Regulations, postponing the dates of application of certain measures in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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- EASA publishes Safety Information Bulletin SIB 2020-14 in relation to aircraft stored due to the COVID-19 pandemic
Safety Information Bulletin SIB 2020-14 is addressed to continuing airworthiness management organisations (CAMOs), maintenance organisations (MOs), and competent national airworthiness authorities (NAAs) in relation to aircraft that have been stored due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Â
- EASA publishes two reports on Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) studies
Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) are considered to be a critical element in the basket of measures to mitigate aviationâ€™s contribution to climate change.
However, the use of SAF has remained negligible up to 2019 as there are significant technical, environmental and economic barriers limiting the penetration of SAF into the aviation sector.Â
- EASA publishes Annual Safety Review (ASR) - 2020
As an overview of the safety situation in aviation in Europe, EASA published today the 2020 edition of its Annual Safety Review (ASR).Â
The analysis in the review provides a statistical summary across all domains of operation and is split into sections covering:
- EASA publishes new AMCs on development assurance for airborne electronic hardware and management of open problem reports
In the domain of product certification or European technical standard orders (ETSOs) authorization, AMC 20-152A provides state-of-the-art means for showing compliance with the applicable airworthiness regulations with regard to electronic hardware embedded in airborne systems and equipment.Â
- Templates for Exemptions related to COVID-19
EASA is publishing a set of templates for exemptions to be used in the context of the COVID-19 crisis.Â
These templates are used by national competent authorities when submitting the exemptions from the currently applicable EU regulations in accordance with article 14.4 of Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 or article 71(1) of Regulation (EU) 2018/1139.
The templates are published for general information and awareness.
- Provision of ground handling services at aerodromes following COVID-19 outbreak
The new SIB published by EASA (SIB 2020-13) is addressed to competent authorities and aerodrome operators with the aim of ensuring with respect to ground handling following the outbreak of COVID-19.Â
The set of proposed recommendations is meant to ensure that the provision of ground handling services provided to aircraft operators and at the aerodromes that fall under the scope of Regulation (EU) 2018/1139 (The Basic Regulation) is available and does not affect the safety of aerodrome operations.
- EASA publishes new Easy Access Rules
The following Easy Access Rules are now available on the EASA website:
- Additional Easy Access Rules for Aircrew and ATM/ANS domains published
EASA publishes additional Easy Access Rules to facilitate stakeholder's access to the following Easy Access Rules related to Aircrew and Air Traffic Management/Air Navigation Services:
- European Aviation Associations and EASA join to promote harmonised safe air travel during COVID-19
GENEVA/COLOGNE/BRUSSELS, July 23, 2020 Â â€“ European Aviation Associations and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) agreed to strengthen efforts to ensure a consistent and safe travel experience for passengers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- CAAS and EASA cooperate to harmonise aviation health safety measures for air travel between Singapore and Europe
SINGAPORE/COLOGNE, July 22, 2020 - The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) have concluded a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) on aviation health safety measures in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.Â
- EASA publishes practical scenarios to support the Return to Normal Operations for air operators
Following the publication of guidelines on the importance of resilient air operators' management systems in the COVID-19 recovery phase, EASA has complemented the approach by publishing two practical scenarios.
The first practical scenario addresses a legacy or low cost operator restarting its activity; the second one addresses a charter operator.Â
- EASA published FAQs on European drones regulation
The European Union Aviation Safety Agency published its first set of FAQs on the European drones regulation: Regulations (EU) 2019/947 and 2019/945.Â
With the regulation becoming applicable on December 31, 2020, phase 1 of the FAQs focuses on the Open and Specific category and is designed to support the drone community in flying and operating drones safely.Â
The FAQs explain the regulation and help understanding of key concepts. They are divided into the following categories:
- EASA published guidelines for return to service of aircraft from storage in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic
In order to support the safe return to normal operations (RNO) and to supplement the already published FAQs in continuing airworthiness, EASA has developed the guidelines for de-storage aircraft with the support of industry and national competent authorities.
- EASA reaches agreement with Japan's JCAB on validation of airworthiness certificates
The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has signed an implementation procedure for the EU-Japan Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement (BASA) agreed between the European Union and Japan. The procedure signed with the Civil Aviation Bureau of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan (JCAB) will facilitate the validation of airworthiness certificates on aeronautical products between the EU and Japan.
- EASA publishes proposed standards for certification of light drones
COLOGNE, July 20, 2020 - The European Union Aviation Safety Agency has published a proposal of airworthiness standards for the certification of the vast majority of light unmanned aircraft. These standards will greatly contribute to the safe operation of drones for a wide variety of services, such as parcel delivery in urban environments, railways and power lines inspection or delivery of essential supplies into crisis zones.
- ACI EUROPE and EASA sign Cooperation Agreement as airport industry publishes Guidelines for a Healthy Passenger Experience
Olivier Jankovec, Director General of Airports Council International Europe (ACI EUROPE), and Patrick Ky, Executive Director of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), today signed a groundbreaking agreement supporting the ongoing safe and secure recovery of aviation following the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Air Operations community launched, collating safety information and offering community sign-up to stay informed
The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has launched a community website designed for professionals active in air operations. The website offers detailed information about air operations safety, with a particular emphasis on COVID-19, reflecting the current focus of the industry. The community forms part of EASAâ€™s safety promotion activities, running under the tagline Together4Safety. Â
- EASA takes important step to increase cybersecurity of aircraft
The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has taken an important step towards increasing cybersecurity protection of large aeroplanes and rotorcraftÂ by amending the rules related to the product certification.Â
These amendments will step up safety on board by mitigating the potential effects of cybersecurity threats which could arise through intentional unauthorised acts of interaction with the aircraftâ€™s on-board electronic networks and systems.
- New joint unit cements cooperation between EASA and EUROCONTROL
Brussels, July 10, 2020 -Â Director General EUROCONTROL Eamonn Brennan and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Executive Director Patrick Ky together officially opened the joint EASA-EUROCONTROL Technical and Coordination Office (TeCO) at EUROCONTROLâ€™s Brussels Headquarters.
- Sunny Swift Message: Precautions when returning to flight
- EASA completes framework for Air Traffic Management and Air Navigation Services requirements
With the publication of EASAâ€™s agency decision (ED 2020/008/R), EASA completed the EU regulatory framework for the provision of Air Traffic Management (ATM) and Air Navigation Services (ATM/ANS) resulting from the global standards.
To facilitate the uniform implementation of the framework, EASA published an additional set of Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMC) and Guidance Material (GM) in relation to the following requirements:
- EASA concludes the signature of five research contracts funded by Horizon 2020
Under the contribution agreement on aviation safety research activities signed in March 2020, the European Commission delegated Horizon 2020 funds EASA for the management of research actions. Following open tender procedures, the Agency has now signed the first five research contracts under this agreement with the European Commission.
Two research framework contracts are dealing with environmental topics:
- Passenger Health Safety â€“ updated measures for summer 2020
The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) issued an updated version of the EASA-ECDC Aviation Health Safety Protocol, taking account of the learnings from its first operational implementation. It addresses topics such as the importance and need for having Universal Precaution Kit on board, electronic contact tracing tools, aircraft ventilation system set-up and waste management.Â
- Sunny Swift: Stabilized approaches
- EASA programme to monitor COVID-19 operations gains traction, adding major airlines and Istanbul hub
COLOGNE, June 25, 2020Â â€“ Â Istanbul Airport, Air France, Iberia, Scandinavian Airlines and Turkish Airlines are among the latest aviation companies to sign up and commit to implementing EASA/ECDC guidelines for safe travel in the light of COVID-19, joining a growing network of airport operators and airlines putting measures in place to offer harmonised safe travel across Europe and beyond.
- Recommendations for General Aviation operations during the COVID-19 pandemic
In collaboration with the GA Community a poster has been developed to provide an overview of the measures that can be used to reduce the risk of virus spread and to help keep people safe.
The main points are:
- GA ROADMAP 2.0 - Update 2020: Making GA Safer and Cheaper
The EASA General Aviation team has published an update on the EASA General Aviation Roadmap 2.0 â€“ the second phase of the GA roadmap. This covers details that were originally planned to be shared at the AERO Friedrichshafen show in April, which unfortunately did not take place due to COVID-19.Â
The leaflet highlights a number of achievements.Â These include streamlined GA pilot training, simpler rules for the operation of non-commercial aircraft, the balloons and sailplane specific licensing and ops rules and the simplification of CS-STAN changes.
- EASA upgrades its website, offering dedicated area for passengers and notifications for users
COLOGNE, June 18, 2020Â â€“ The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has upgraded itsÂ website, offering a completely new area with information for air passengers and the general public and enhancements such as notifications, so that visitors can stay informed on new developments.
- EASA updates the Easy Access Rules for Continuing Airworthiness
The Easy Access Rules for Continuing Airworthiness (Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014) revision from June 2020 incorporates amendments from a number of Commission Implementing Regulations and ED decisions. Below a summary of the updates and changes.