- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- EASA at AERO 2019: Making GA safer and cheaper
EASA focuses on a new vision while maintaining its commitment for General Aviation with the GA Roadmap 2.0!Â This yearâs highlights include the launch of the EASA Safety Award and a revolutionary new approach to Part-21
- Unruly passenger behaviour on board flights is a threat to safety. Get involved and share #notonmyflight
Every 3 hours the safety of a flight within the EU is threatened by passengers behaving in an unruly or disruptive manner.
At least 70% of these incidents involve some form of aggression. Once a month a flight is forced to perform an emergency landing when such situations escalate.*
The number of reported incidents in 2018 have increased by 34% compared to 2017.
- J-NEWS - 2019/01
- Sunny Swift: Easier and safer flying in IFR
- Sailplane Rule Book â Easy Access Rules published
EASA published the rule book containing the applicable rules on air operations and certification of sailplanes. The document is available for download from EASA's website.
It includes the Regulation (EU) 2018/1976, the certification specifications (CS) for sailplanes and powered sailplanes (CS-22), Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMC) and Guidance Material (GM), displayed in a consolidated, easy-to-read format with advanced navigation features through links and bookmarks.
- EASA published a revision of the Easy Access Rules for Air Operations
EASA published revision 12 ofÂ Easy Access Rules for Air Operations.
The document isÂ available for free download from the EASA website.Â
Revision 12 of Easy Access Rules on Air Operations includes:
- EASA suspends all Boeing 737 Max operations in Europe
Following the tragic accident of Ethiopian Airlines flightÂ ET302Â involving a Boeing 737 MAX 8, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is taking every step necessary to ensure the safety of passengers.Â
- EASA has now published the Easy Access Rules for Aircrew (Regulation (EU) No 1178/2011)
The easy access rules contain the technical requirements and administrative procedures related to civil aviation aircrew, displayed in a consolidated, easy-to-read format with advanced navigation features through links and bookmarks, and are available for free download from the EASA website.
In addition, some specific parts of this regulation are available:
- Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302 crash
EASAâs thoughts are with the families and friends of the victims of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302 crash.
The Agency is monitoring the investigation closely and is in contact with both the FAA and manufacturers.
We will immediately publish any further information on our website as the necessary information is available.
- EASA meets with groundhandling stakeholders to prepare implementation of the European roadmap on groundhandling safety
Cologne â On 7th March 2019, 200 participants from national aviation authorities, aircraft operators, aerodrome operators, groundhandling service providers (GHSP), and various aerodrome associations, aircraft operator associations, groundhandling associations and trade union associations attended the first EASA Conference on Groundhandling (GH).