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EASA lays out its proposed conditions for return to service of the Boeing 737 MAX

      The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) published a Proposed Airworthiness Directive (PAD) concerning the Boeing 737 MAX for public consultation, signalling its intention to approve the aircraft to return to Europe’s skies within a matter of weeks. The Boeing 737 MAX was grounded by EASA on March 12, 2019, following two accidents with… Read More ›

CAAS, EASA and AIRBUS collaborate to advance safety of unmanned aircraft systems in urban environments

The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Airbus have agreed to collaborate in the development of safety standards and regulatory requirements for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in urban environments. The tripartite Project Document, which lays out the areas of collaboration, was signed by representatives from CAAS, EASA and… Read More ›

EASA welcomes new rules on mental fitness of air crew

The European Union published new safety rules on air operations, including new provisions to better support the mental fitness of air crew. The Regulation includes the following safety measures: Support programme: all pilots working for European airlines will have access to a support programme that will assist and support pilots in recognising, coping with, and… Read More ›

EASA at AERO: GA strategy takes a big step forward

EASA presents practical results of smart regulation and risk-based approach – many waypoints of the EASA GA Roadmap have been reached – other highlights include BlackShape certification. At AERO 2017, EASA has presented a number of tangible results of its GA strategy based on minimum necessary rules and a flexible, risk-based approach. The strategy’s key… Read More ›

EASA’s re-written CS-23 revolutionary, paves the way for a new era in general aviation, GA industry says

EASA Certification Director Trevor Woods presented EASA’s re-written CS-23 certification rules for small aircraft at AERO today, pointing out that the ‘EASA CS-23 are new, smart and flexible rules, prepared with and for a safe innovative GA industry’. The reorganised CS-23 remove design limitations for manufacturers and thus open the way to innovation. Also GA… Read More ›

GE Aviation to certify new aerobatic turboprop H Series engine

Type certification request submitted to EASA for GE’s first aerobatic turboprop engine. GE Aviation has submitted a type certification request to the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for GE’s first aerobatic turboprop engine. The new H Series Aerobatic engine model will feature the first Electronic Engine and Propeller Control system (EEPC) in its class. EEPC… Read More ›

Pilatus PC-12 NG Now Approved for Commercial Operations in Europe

Following a decision by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the PC-12 NG, the world’s best-selling single-engine turboprop aircraft, is now approved for commercial operations in Europe. The PC-12 has been in successful commercial use for years in other parts of the world, be it for business, medical transport or cargo flights.  Single-engine turbine aircraft… Read More ›

EASA allows use of Electronic Devices on board.

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) will publish by the end of November 2013 guidance which will extend to all phases of flight the possibility to use personal electronic devices (PED) such as tablets, smartphones, e-readers and mp3 players as long as the devices are in ‘Flight Mode’ or ‘Airplane Mode’. Current EASA guidance allows… Read More ›

EASA and Transport Canada enhance their cooperation in Aviation Safety.

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) signed on 24 September 2013 a Working Arrangement to harmonise their approach to international safety standards, which will ensure that a high uniform level of civil aviation safety is maintained. This Working Arrangement establishes working procedures between EASA and TCCA in the frame… Read More ›

Eurocopter EC225 helicopters to resume their full mission operability worldwide.

A return to flight of EC225 helicopters suspended from service will begin this month following approval of the prevention and detection measures developed by Eurocopter for the twin-engine rotorcraft throughout its range of missions. The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) regulatory authority validated on July 10 these safety measures, which were developed by Eurocopter after… Read More ›

A350 XWB’s Trent XWB engine achieves EASA type certification.

The Airbus A350 XWB programme has achieved yet another important milestone with the European Aviation Safety Agency’s (EASA) award of the Engine Type Certification of the Rolls-Royce Trent XWB turbofan. EASA presented the certificate to Rolls-Royce at EASA’s headquarters in Cologne, Germany. This certification covers Trent XWB engines which will power the A350-800 and A350-900… Read More ›

EASA publishes new simplified rules for Third Country Operators in the European Union.

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) today published a proposal to establish a single system for the safety approval of Third Country Operators (TCO) operating into, within or out of the European Union (EU). Released in a document known as an Opinion, the proposed rules have been subject to two rounds public consultation in 2011… 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 ›


Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.’s ultra-large-cabin, ultra-long-range G650continues to make significant progress in the flight-test program on the path to type certification later this year from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). As of Jan. 25, the four aircraft in the flight-test program had accumulated more than 2,675 flight hours over 820… 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 ›

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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