What training do grounded pilots need before they go flying again and will this result in a surge in demand for simulator time?
Back in the days when the United Kingdom (UK) was a member of the European Union (EU) approved training organisations (ATOs) in the UK could train pilots holding licences issued by any of the 32 EASA states (the EU states plus Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway and Switzerland). Since… Read More
If you’re planning to start an airline, then the process of applying for an air operators’ certificate (AOC) and operating licence (AOL) can take many months. Is it possible to buy the AOC and AOL of an existing operator?
The Pandemic of 2020 destroyed many airlines but there are entrepreneurs who believe that the “new normal” will create new opportunities. How can these opportunities be tested without putting millions at risk?
Ferrying an aircraft sounds like a simple operation but, in Europe, the rules around aircraft ferrying are opaque.
The British government have announced that the UK will no longer be an ‘EASA Member State’ after 31 December 2020. This is a U-turn from the government’s position in the immediate aftermath of the Brexit vote and goes against the wishes of the UK aviation and aerospace… Read More
It was never going to be an easy fix. As a result of the accidents in 2018 and 2019 the FAA discovered that the Boeing 737 MAX did not comply with the stability requirements for a large aeroplane. This wasn’t a minor detail or a software problem.
The first EASA Business Jet workshop was help on 3rd and 4th December 2019 at EASA premises in Cologne. There were presentations on the following topics …
Recent developments mean that airliners no longer need to be operated by two pilots. If you are an engineering company planning to develop the technology for this then I’m the guy to help with the operational requirements.
EASA have introduced detailed requirements for approval of Electronic Flight Bags (EFB). It would be an interesting exercise to make a risk assessment of using paper documents instead of an EFB!