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Europe helps deliver global interoperability at ICAO’s Twelfth Air Navigation Conference.

  The States of the European Civil Aviation Conference  (ECAC), theEuropean Union and EUROCONTROL, working with the European Aviation Safety Agency, the EUROCONTROL Agency, the European Commission, the SESAR Joint Undertaking and the ECAC Secretariat are playing a central role at ICAO’s Twelfth Air Navigation Conference (AN-Conf/12) taking place until 30 November 2012 in Montreal,… Read More ›

EASA proposes new harmonised rules to avoid flight crew fatigue.

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) today published its proposal to amend the current EU rules on flight and duty time limitations and rest requirements (FTL) for commercial air transport. Released in a final proposal known as an Opinion, the proposed rules contain more than 30 safety improvements compared to current requirements and introduce new… Read More ›

Latest annual review of aviation safety published by EASA.

    The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has published its Annual Safety Review for 2011. In Europe, there was a single fatal accident in scheduled operations during the year. For the decade 2002-2011, the rate of accidents in scheduled operations in EASA Member States was one of the lowest in the world with 1.6… Read More ›

EASA certifies the Sukhoi Superjet 100 (RRJ-95B).

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) issued on Friday 3 February 2012 to the Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC) a Type Certificate for the RRJ-95B known as Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ 100) aircraft. This EASA certificate recognises that SCAC has demonstrated compliance for this aircraft with the EASA Type Certification Basis with applicable airworthiness and… Read More ›

Modest improvement for global aviation safety in 2011.

EASA today issued preliminary aviation safety data for 2011 which shows a modest improvement in worldwide safety levels. In commercial air transport operations, the number of fatal accidents decreased from 46 in 2010 to 45 in 2011. Safety performance continues to show important regional differences: the region of non-EASA Member States in Europe shows the… Read More ›

Third EASA International Cooperation Forum (ICF) gets underway in Singapore.

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is organising the third edition of its International Cooperation Forum in Singapore from 15 to 17 November 2011. The Forum is being held at the Singapore Aviation Academy (SAA), hosted by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS). EASA’s International Cooperation Forum, first held in 2008, brings together states… Read More ›

EASA proposes harmonised European rules for airports.

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) today published Notice of Proposed Amendment (NPA) 2011-20 containing draft rules for the certification, management, operation and design, of aerodromes. Only airports open for commercial air transport with at least one paved runway of 800 metres or more are addressed in these proposals. At present, the safety regulation of… Read More ›

ATCO Regulation’ marks a new era of harmonised air traffic controller licensing in Europe.

Today marks the entry into force of new European rules for the licensing and medical certification of Air Traffic Controllers (ATCO). Commission Regulation (EU) No 805 / 2011 creates uniform requirements and mandates the Europe-wide recognition of all air traffic controller licenses, associated ratings, language endorsements and medical certificates. Upon the request of the Council… Read More ›

Flying with small children

Children under two years are too small to sit alone in a standard airline passenger seat. They must be secured by an approved “child restraint device” on EUairlines.The most common method is the “loop belt” which is attached to the seat belt of adult holding the child on his or her lap. A number of… Read More ›

EASA publishes proposed rules for pilots flying in Instrument Meteorological Condition

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) today released proposed rules on Qualifications for flying in Instrument Meteorological Conditions(IMC). With Notice of Proposed Amendment (NPA) 2011-16, the Agency puts forward for consideration new and more accessible instrument ratings for holders of private pilot licenses. This step has been based on consistent feedback from stakeholders including the… Read More ›

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