- Memorandum of cooperation signed between EASA and ECHA
EASA and the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) concluded on 13 December 2017 a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) between the two Agencies to provide a framework for their cooperation. Until now the cooperation was on an informal basis. It allows setting up working arrangements, exchange of information including confidentiality arrangements and foresees mutual consultation in areas of common interest. This MoC emphasizes the importance of good cooperation that both ECHA and EASA see in order to promote aviation safety and citizen‚Äôs health.
- Entry into force of the European Common Aviation Area (ECAA) Agreement
On 1 December 2017 the European Common Aviation Area (ECAA) Agreement between the EU, its Member States, the Kingdom of Norway, Iceland and the Western Balkan partners1 entered into force.
- Easy Access Rules for ATM/ANS published!
- EASA certifies Airbus A350-1000
EASA delivered today to Airbus a Type Certificate (TC) for the Airbus A350-1000. The Type certification demonstrates that the aircraft has successfully performed the highest safety standards and is now ready to enter commercial service.¬†
This milestone comes after intensive flight test trials completed in less than one year that have taken its airframe and systems beyond their design limits to ensure the aircraft successfully meets all airworthiness criteria. The certified aircraft is powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97 engines.
- High Level Conference on Cybersecurity in Civil Aviation
On 8/9 November 2017, 260 participants attended the High Level Conference on Cybersecurity in Civil Aviation in Krakow (Poland). The Conference was organised by the Polish Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, the Polish Civil Aviation Authority and EASA, under the patronage of the Polish Prime Minister.¬†
- EASA addresses aviation‚Äôs impact on climate change
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) proposes today 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 ‚ÄėOpinion‚Äô published on 7 November 2017 by EASA is to incentivise the incorporation of the latest fuel efficiency technology into aeroplane designs, and to address the predicted increase in CO2¬†emissions.
- Harmonised Software EASA AMC and FAA AC 20-115D have been published!
EASA has now published its new AMC 20-115D ‚ÄúAIRBORNE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT ASSURANCE USING EUROCAE ED-12 AND RTCA DO-178‚ÄĚ, which provides state-of-the-art means for showing compliance with the applicable airworthiness regulations with regard to the software aspects of airborne systems and equipment in the domain of product certification or European technical standard orders (ETSOs) authorisation.¬†
- EASA‚Äôs sixth International Cooperation Forum enhances global discourse
The first day of the sixth EASA International Cooperation Forum¬†took place today to discuss common challenges and cutting-edge topics in aviation safety.
80 delegates from 40 authorities outside Europe, including 10 Regional Safety Oversight Organisations (RSOOs), attended from Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, the Middle East and Oceania.
- EASA inaugurates Singapore office
Singapore 11 October 2017 - The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) officially opened on 11 October 2017 a regional office in Singapore. EASA‚Äôs Singapore office will strengthen the well-established partnership between the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and EASA and will support the aviation industry from Singapore and Europe. The regional office will also be competent for the entire South-East Asia region.¬†
- On Air, Issue 17: Data for Safety - Editorial
A co-operative partnership between EU bodies and industry is nothing new in the EU.¬† But an innovative programme such as Data4Safety (D4S) has not happened before.¬† D4S aims at taking advantage of all the innovative digital technologies (such as Big Data & Data Mining) and gathering all relevant safety data in one place. This will give the possibility of identifying and assessing systemic and emerging safety risks in aviation.
- Captain Bert Bonke, from ECA, about D4S
1) What is your role in the D4S ‚Äúteam‚ÄĚ?
I am the co-chairman of the D4S Technical Board (TB). Together with Erick Ferrandez and the other TB members, I am responsible for the day to day operation of the programme. In this startup phase that involves drafting the procedures and agreements and processing the inputs from other technical board members and presenting the end product to the Steering Board for approval.
- Data4Safety: A partnership for a data driven aviation safety analysis in Europe
What is the Data4Safety programme?
Data4Safety (also known as D4S) is a data collection and analysis programme that will support the goal to ensure the highest common level of safety and environmental protection for the European aviation system.
- Revision 6 of the Technical Implementation Procedures (TIP) signed between EASA and the FAA
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) signed on 22 September 2017 Revision 6 to the Technical Implementation Procedures (TIP) for airworthiness and environmental Certification, during the Certification Management Meeting held in Ottawa (Canada).¬†
This Revision of the TIP is the first milestone of the implementation of the validation improvement roadmap signed between EASA and FAA in February 2016. All design changes now have common approval path:
- EASA signs Cooperation Arrangement on Aviation Safety with Germany and France
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) further expands its cooperation in the military field with the signature of a cooperation arrangement with the Luftfahrtamt der Bundeswehr (German Military Aviation Authority - GMAA) on 15 September 2017.
The domains of cooperation include Airworthiness, Flight Operations, Licensing/Organisation Approvals/Recognition and Aviation Medicine with focus on:
- Easy Access Rules for Aerodromes are available!
The latest consolidated rules for aerodromes have now been published in the Easy Access format for free download from the EASA website! The up-to-date rules are displayed in an easy-to-read format with advanced navigation features through links and bookmarks.
- CAAS and EASA expand collaboration with new working arrangement on airworthiness certification
The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) have signed a working arrangement that will reduce regulatory compliance cost and facilitate more business opportunities for companies in Singapore and Europe. The Working Arrangement on Airworthiness Certification (WA-AC) was signed by Director-General of CAAS, Mr Kevin Shum, and Executive Director of EASA, Mr Patrick Ky, on the sidelines of the World Civil Aviation Chief Executives Forum.
- EASA welcomes lift of Super Puma operational ban by UK and Norway Aviation authorities
EASA expresses its deepest sympathies to the families of the tragic accident of an Airbus Helicopters EC225 which occurred in Norway on 29 April 2016.
- On Air, Issue 16: International network - Editorial
The long standing tradition of the EASA / FAA annual safety conference brought together last month in Brussels senior aviation representatives from around the globe to discuss global aviation safety issues.
The 300 participants attending the conference, represented 22 authorities, 26 associations and 82 individual companies. These numbers give a clear indication of the continued commitment to strengthen the ties by the aviation community.
- Shane Carmody, from CASA, about EASA
What is your relationship with EASA?
Over the 15 years that EASA has been in operation, CASA has worked closely with EASA in international forums, including on the panels and working groups of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). We work formally and informally through information sharing arrangements and well developed person-to-person contacts at the subject matter expert level. This allows CASA opportunities to advise European counterparts of the similarities and differences in our operational environments and aviation industries.
- 1st CAAC EASA Aviation Safety Conference
The Executive Director of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), Mr Patrick Ky and the Deputy Administrator of the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), Mr Li Jian opened the first joint Safety Conference organised by the two administrations. The conference brought together not only the authorities, but also leading CEOs from the European and Chinese aviation industry, as well as attracting more than 40 members of the domestic and international media.
- EASA publishes Opinion with initial pilot licensing requirements to address loss of control in-flight (LOC-I)
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) published an Opinion proposing amendments to the training requirements for initial pilot licensing to prevent loss of control in flight situations.
The so called ‚Äúupset prevention and recovery training‚ÄĚ (UPRT) requirements aim to make pilots more resilient in coping with unexpected aircraft upset situations. The requirements are based on International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards and recommended practices and have been developed by EASA in consultation with leading industry experts.
- EASA published an Opinion to improve the FCL Implementing Rules
An EASA opinion covering the resolution of inconsistencies identified after the adoption of the Flight Crew Licensing Implementing Rules was published on 29 June 2017 and submitted to the European Commission for comitology procedure.
- Presentation of EASA‚Äôs Drone rules proposal
The Agency published its proposal(Notice of proposed amendment - NPA) for the operation of unmanned aircraft systems(UAS) in the open and specific categories on 5th May (NPA 2017-05), and the related impact assessment on 12th May.
This proposal has been developed by EASA with the support of an UAS expert group composed of representatives of EU Member States, the Commission and of manned and unmanned communities.
The NPA is open for consultation until 12th August 17.
- Happy to celebrate EU Aviation Market #EUAviation25
Since the EU‚Äôs Internal Market for Aviation was born back in 1992, there has been a revolution in air travel. Today, air travel is cheaper, safer and open to more people than ever before. What‚Äôs more, because of a comprehensive set of EU passenger rights, travellers can have full confidence they will be looked after on their journey. This is all thanks in no small part to an EU initiative to replace a series of national rules by a single set of EU rules, known as the EU Internal Market for Aviation.
- EASA publishes safety information on Wake Vortex
EASA published today a Safety Information Bulletin (SIB) to remind pilots and air traffic controllers about the risks associated with wake turbulence encounters at high altitude and about the applicable precautionary measures.
- Successful Annual EASA-FAA International Safety Conference comes to an end
On 14-16 June 2017 in Brussels, senior aviation representatives from around the globe have discussed global aviation safety issues at the Annual EASA-FAA International Safety Conference. Around 300 participants, representing 22 authorities, 26 associations and 82 individual companies have come together to discuss among many topics mutual trust, emerging technologies, digitalization and securing fundamentals. The next Conference will take place in Washington in June 2018.
- 2017 EASA Annual Safety Review published
EASA published today the 2017 edition of its Annual Safety Review. The analysis in this year‚Äôs review provides a statistical summary of aviation safety in the EASA Member States and identifies the most important safety challenges faced in European aviation today. This data-driven analysis will lead to the development of safety actions across domain-specific safety risk portfolios and will define the priorities on which the Agency will focus on. These priorities will be presented in the next edition of the European Plan for Aviation Safety to be published in December 2017.
- EASA launches Airworthiness Convergence project with Ukraine
A new chapter in EU-Ukraine aviation relations started today with the official launch of a new cooperation project between EASA and SAAU (State Aviation Administration of Ukraine) in the area of airworthiness. The three-year project, managed by EASA, is designed to support the implementation in Ukraine of EU airworthiness rules, and thus prepare the country‚Äôs participation to EASA‚Äôs activities.
- EASA and Italian Ministry of Defence sign Cooperation Arrangement on Aviation Safety
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Directorate for Air Armaments and Airworthiness (DAAA) of the Italian Ministry of Defence signed on 12 May 2017¬† in Cologne a Cooperation Arrangement on Aviation Safety.
Both entities have agreed to cooperate, within the airworthiness domain, on areas such as drones including airworthiness certification and insertion into civil airspace, aviation safety, cybersecurity and environment.
- EU FCL system: mutual recognition acknowledged under ICAO
EASA proposes a draft rule¬†to amend the flight crew licensing requirements.
The amendments clarify that flight crew licences issued by one EASA Member State are automatically recognised by the other EASA States. The change introduces provisions to ensure compliance with the latest International Civil Aviation Organization ICAO Annex 1 standards.