If you travel so much that you need your own aircraft, then you should put at least as much time and effort into selecting a company to manage it for you as you do choosing the aircraft.
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 …
Since 2016 private aircraft operators in Europe have had to comply with regulations for the ‘non-commercial operation of complex motor-powered aircraft’. As well as ramp checks the European Aviation Authorities are now conducting inspections and audits of these operators at their operating bases.
In order to operate an aircraft with equipment inoperative the pilot needs follow the Minimum Equipment List (MEL). A minimum equipment list is developed by based on a ‘Master Minimum Equipment List’.
Following the standards required for commercial air transport (CAT) won’t always keep non-commercial aircraft operators on the right side of the regulations. Operators who don’t adapt to the new rules could find their aircraft grounded during ramp inspections.
Implementing the new regulation for NCC operators won’t be easy, in fact it’s a bit like VAT.
On Wednesday 2nd March EASA hosted the joint EASA EBAA Workshop on Part-NCC implementation. The event was oversubscribed with 180 delegates from industry and the national aviation authorities attending.
Business aircraft operators will need to comply with new European rules in 2016. The rules will be less onerous for light turbo-props.