- Sunny Swift: False distress alerts
- Milestone achieved for safe drone operations in Europe
- European Union and African Union strengthen partnership in civil aviation safety
With the aim to enhance aviation safety in Africa, the EU-Africa Safety in Aviation (EU-ASA)Â project has been launched. This â¬ 5 million technical assistance initiative is managed by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) under the umbrella of the Africa-EU Partnership and the Africa-Europe Alliance for Sustainable Investment and Jobs.
- Sunny Swift: Picture the airfield traffic
- EASA 1,9 million Euro Research Project â Integrity Improvement of Rotorcraft Main Gear Box (MGB)
EASA is expanding its safety-related research activities related to rotorcraft. Its latest project earmarks 1.9 EUR for improvement of rotorcraft main gear box.
- Save the date! SAFE 360Ë, the Safety in Aviation Forum for Europe - 27-29 April 2020
SAFE 360Ë, the Safety in Aviation Forum for Europe, is an innovative conference which strives to break down silos by examining key safety issues in Europe through a cross-domain perspective. Following the successful launch of this concept earlier this year, the second edition of SAFE 360Ë will be held from 27 to 29 April 2020 in Brussels.
- EASA 1,6 million Euro Research Project â Helicopter Capsize Survivability
EASA is expanding its research activities. Its latest research project concerns safe Helicopter Off-Shore Operations and invites to tender for a 1,6 million Euro Research Project.
- Register now: High Level Conference on Drones 2019
- The new EASA approach for the definition of Level of Involvement (LOI)
On 3 June 2019, the European Commission has published Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/897 amending Regulation (EU) No 748/2012 as regards of the inclusion of risk-based compliance verification and the implementation of requirements for environmental protection.
The main element of this Regulation is an amendment of the certification process in respect of what is commonly referred to as âLevel of Involvement (LOI)â.
- Calling developers: Win an EASA award for the best aviation safety app!
The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is running a contest to identify the best aviation safety app for non-commercial flying operations, known as General Aviation. The EASA General Aviation Safety Award was launched in April 2019 as part of the Agencyâs programme to foster innovation and digitalisation.Â
- Join us for Impact Assessment and Best Intervention Strategy Training - Book your seat now!
Introduction to Impact Assessment (IA)
1-day classroom course at EASA headquarters in Cologne
The overall objective of this training is to provide Regulation Officers and Authority personnel with essential knowledge about:
- J-NEWS - 2019/02
- Safety precautions regarding the transport by air of recalled portable electronic devices
Following a further recall of portable electronic devices due to issues with batteries, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) wishes to remind aircraft operators from EASA member states and foreign operators flying into, within or out of Europe to implement its Safety Information Bulletin SIB 2017-01.
- Help Prepare for the Safest Possible Flight - Get Your Safety App Today!
Pilots all strive to be the best they can and safety is always of primary importance.Â One of the biggest challenges is to fully understand the potential risks before a flight so as to make informed decisions and then be prepared for anything that might happen once airborne.Â To help with this challenge, a number of the safety partners in the European Safety Promotion Network â Rotorcraft (ESPN-R) â have developed some very useful Safety Apps that are now available to all pilots, for free!
- Sunny Swift: Emergency Locator Transmitters
- Eligible organisations invited to join cybersecurity group ECCSA
The European Centre for Cybersecurity in Aviation (ECCSA) is opening its doors to eligible organisations that would like to become members of the knowledge centre and information sharing network, which was established two years ago to counter the threats to aviation posed by cyberattacks.
- Registration is open! Composite Material Training Course
Do not miss out on our Composite material training courses to get a sound and practical introduction to composite covering materials, manufacturing and design.
Introduction to Composite Materials - Level 1Â
1-days classroom course at EASA headquarters in Cologne
- EASA and DGAC of Mexico formalise partnership in aviation safety
On 9 July 2019, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) concluded a Working Arrangement with the Directorat General of Civil Aeronautics (DGAC) of Mexico.Â
The Working Arrangement formalises a reinforced partnership between the two organisations, defines EASA's assistance to the Mexican DGAC in terms of institutional and regulatory harmonisation, and aims at facilitating the Mexican DGAC acceptance or validation of EASA certificates.
- Save the date! EASA High Level Conference on Drones at Amsterdam Drone Week
Save the dateÂ for the next EASA High Level Conference on Drones taking place on from 5 - 6 December 2019 during the second edition of Amsterdam Drone Week.
The event focussing on âScaling drone operationsâ will bring together regulatory bodies and industry experts from all over the world to discuss the development of a common European market for drones.
- Rotorcraft â A Key Priority For Safety in Europe
Rotorcraft operations are a vital part of the European aviation system.Â Helicopters perform a wide range of important tasks that involve the carriage of passengers including offshore commercial air transport, Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS), air taxi or sightseeing).Â They are also involved in many specialised operations such as agricultural work, sling/load operations or photography.Â Additionally, helicopters also fly in non-commercial roles such as General Aviation and for training/instructional purposes.Â Pending the launch of EASAâs Rotorcraft web portal, this web page p
- First building block to enable safe VTOL operation and new air mobility in Europe
On 2 July 2019, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) released the first building block to enable the safe operation of hybrid and electrical vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft. Patrick Ky, EASA Executive Director declared âWe are actively engaging with the industry to develop the right technical requirements to take benefit of the new technologies bringing safety and environmental benefits to the community.
- Sunny Swift: Density altitude
- EASA initiates a new era of incremental certification for Integrated Modular Avionics
On June 18, 2019, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) issued the first ETSO-2C153 certificate for an Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) module to THALES AVS France SAS.
With the ETSO-2C153 standard, together with the more recent ETSO-C214 for aircraft functions using an IMA platform, EASA is paving the way of the incremental certification in the domain of IMA.Â
- Registration is open! Introduction on Declared Training Organisations (DTO)
Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/1119 for Declared Training Organisations (DTO) was published on 13 August 2018 and entered into force on 2 September 2018.
The new Part-DTO grants significant alleviations for the general aviation training domain and, compared to the so far existing requirements for training organisations (Part-ORA), a simplified regulatory framework for training organisations providing training for general aviation pilots.Â
- STC Newsletter "Seasonal Technical Communication" - Spring 2019
- EU wide rules on drones published
- Easy Access Rules for Aerodromes updated
EASA has updated the Easy Access Rules for Aerodromes, incorporating the amending Regulation (EU) 2018/401 affecting Annex I, as well as the ED Decision 2019/012/R.
This publication includes the current applicable Implementing Rules (IRs), Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMC), Certifications Specifications (CS) and Guidance Material (GM) displayed in a consolidated, easy-to-read format, and offers advanced navigation features through links and bookmarks.
- EASA gathered aviation safety community at first Safety in Aviation Forum for Europe (SAFE)
A new and exciting event took place in Brussels on 13-15 May 2019: EASA premiered the Safety in Aviation Forum for Europe, or SAFE. SAFE is an innovative conference format that provided an all-round multi-sectorial picture of the safety issues, a focused examination of key risk areas and a toolbox of potential mitigations.
About 250 people from across the European aviation safety community came together to discuss and share their experiences.
- Sunny Swift: Weather radar information
- Easy Access Rules for Continuing Airworthiness updated
EASA has updated the Easy Access Rules for Continuing Airworthiness, incorporating the amending Regulation (EU) 2018/1142, as well as ED Decision 2019/009/R.
This publication includes the current applicable Implementing Rules (IRs), Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMC) and Guidance Material (GM) and offers advanced navigation features through links and bookmarks as well as identification of General Aviation alleviations.