- EASA processing new aircraft configurations for medical transport at high priority
The European Union Aviation Safety Agency and the National Aviation Authorities of the member states are currently receiving many requests for advice on or approval of special uses of aircraft due to the COVID-19 situation. EASA is handling these requests with highest priority.
Requests include the aeromedical transport of COVID-19 patients using specialised equipment on helicopters and airplanes. EASA has the expertise to evaluate the installation of items such as special air transportable isolators, which may pose specific technical and safety related challenges.
- EASA Guidance on Management of Crew Members in relation to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic
- EASA Interim guidance on Aircraft Cleaning and Disinfectionin relation to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemics
- Sunny Swift: Airspace Complexity - Part 2
- EASA issues safety directive to combat spread of COVID-19 via airline travel
The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued a safety directive to reduce the risk of spread of the novel coronavirus through flights to and from high risk areas. This is the first EU-wide operational measure to control the spread of COVID-19 in Europe.
- Easy Access Rules for Unmanned Aircraft Systems published
The easy access rules contain the applicable rules and procedures for the operation of unmanned aircraft displayed in a consolidated, easy-to-read format with advanced navigation features through links and bookmarks.
- South Asia aviation project office inaugurated in Sri Lanka
The EU â€“ South Asia Aviation Partnership Project officially inaugurated its field office in the South Asia region, at a ceremony hosted by the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka (CAASL) on 25 February.
- European Industry and Regulators Unite to Provide a Roadmap for Zero Emissions Aviation
Key players from the European aviation industry met in Oslo to set the framework for a unique programme that will transform Norwegian air transportation and serve as a learning ground for sustainable aviation on a regional scale.Â
Representatives from Airbus, Avinor, Leonardo, Safran, SAS Scandinavian Airlines and WiderÃ¸e attended a meeting led by the Norwegian Civil Aviation Authority and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to initiate the work of the Task Force on Zero Emissions Aviation.
- Sunny Swift: Airspace Complexity - Part 1
- EASA Artificial Intelligence Roadmap 1.0 published
EASA today published its Artificial Intelligence Roadmap 1.0 which establishes the Agencyâ€™s initial vision on the safety and ethical dimensions of development of AI in the aviation domain.
The AI Roadmap 1.0 is to be viewed as a starting point, intended to serve as a basis for discussion with the Agencyâ€™s stakeholders.
- STC Newsletter "Seasonal Technical Communication" - Winter 2019
- Coronavirus - Further Advice for Airlines and Their Crews
COLOGNE, February 4, 2020 - The European Union Aviation Safety Agency is providing additional promotional material for airlines and their crews regarding the Co
- Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union
The United Kingdom withdrew from the European Union on 31/01/2020 at midnight (Brussels time) and is now a Third Country.
Under the terms of its Withdrawal Agreement, EU Law will apply for the UK during a transition period until 31/12/2020.
During this time, the UK will be treated as an EU member state, but will no longer take part in any decision making or decision shaping activities at EASA (â€˜principle of non-participationâ€™).
- Short-term recommendations on Iran/Iraq overflights withdrawn; CZIBs reaffirmed
COLOGNE, January 29, 2020 - The Integrated EU Aviation Security Risk Assessment Group met on 28/01/2020 to assess the most recent information related to the safety and security of commercial air transport over Iran and Iraq. As an outcome of this meeting, the temporary recommendations issued by EASA and the EC Commission on 08/01/2020, recommending avoidance of all overflights of Iraq as a precautionary measure, and on 11/01/2020,Â recommending avoidance of all overflights of Iran as a precautionary measure, have been withdrawn.
- EASA issues SIB with recommendations in response to Coronavirus â€˜2019-nCoVâ€™outbreak
COLOGNE, January 27, 2020 â€“ The European Union Aviation Safety Agency today issued a Safety Information Bulletin (SIB) giving recommendations to national aviation authorities, airlines and airports in response to the evolution of the Coronavirus â€˜2019-nCoVâ€™outbreak in the City of Wuhan, China.
- Sunny Swift: New Technologies
- European Plan for Aviation Safety 2020-2024 published
2017 was considered the safest year ever in commercial aviation history; but events in 2018 and 2019 reminded us that safety can never be taken for granted. The 9th edition of the European Plan for Aviation Safety (EPAS), published today, emphasises the importance of identifying and mitigating risks at European level and worldwide, while at the same time taking account of changing societal demands in areas such as innovation, security, capacity and environment.
- EASA issues CZIB on Iran; retains short-term recommendation to avoid all overflights
COLOGNE, January 16, 2020Â - The European Union Aviation Safety Agency today issued a Conflict Zone Information Bulletin (CZIB) recommending that flights over Iran be avoided at levels lower than 25,000 feet. The CZIB is valid until 16/07/2020 and reflects the conclusions of the EU Integrated Aviation Security Risk Assessment Group, which comprises EASA, the European Commission, European External Action Service and the EU Member States.Â
- Revised Regulation on EASA Fees and Charges - Impact on Third Country Operators Authorisations
- Ukraine International Airlines flight PS-752 crash
The thoughts of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency and its staff are with the families and friends of those who lost their lives in the crash of Ukraine International Airlines flight PS-752.
EASA is closely following the situation to determine any possible safety action to be taken, if necessary.
- Easy Access Rules for Air Traffic Management/Air Navigation Services (Regulation (EU) 2017/373) updated
- EASA published Easy Access Rules for Third Country Operators
The Easy Access Rules contain applicable rules related to air operations of third country operators (TCO) displayed in a consolidated, easy-to-read format with advanced navigation features through links and bookmarks.
- EASAâ€™s Easy Access Rules for the Basic Regulation published
The Easy Access Rules include Regulation (EU) 2018/1139 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 July 2018 on common rules in the field of civil aviation and establishing a European Union Aviation Safety Agency.
The document contains the Basic Regulation displayed in an easy-to-read format with advanced navigation features through links and bookmarks.
- Easy Access Rules for Air Traffic Controllersâ€™ Licensing and Certification (Regulation (EU) 2015/340) updated
- J-NEWS - 2019/03
- Regulators and industry unite in need to address societal concerns on drones
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, December 10 â€“ The vision of a world where drones are used for emergency services, local transportation or parcel delivery in our cities, can only become a reality providing safety standards are met and solutions found to issues such as noise and privacy, this yearâ€™s European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) High Level Conference on Drones concluded.
- Updated Easy Access Rules for Airworthiness and Environmental Certification
- Registration for SAFE 360Ëš (2020) is now open â€“ save 20% by registering early!
SAFE 360Ëš is an innovative conference which strives to break down silos by examining key safety issues through a cross-domain perspective in an interactive environment. The conference abides by the Chatham House Rule, which allows its participants to talk freely without judgement.
- Sunny Swift: Weather briefing process
- Training courses on Advanced Human Factors, Fatigue Risk Management, and Flight Data Monitoring
The three courses addressing aviation professionals are offered in December at EASA Headquarters in Cologne
Flight Data Monitoring
3-day classroom course at EASA Headquarters in Cologne
Flight data monitoring (FDM) is the day-to-day collection and analysis of flight data in order to improve safety. Flight data monitoring is an important component of an operatorâ€™s safety management system (SMS).