What’s the difference between ‘hobby’ devices and professional flight simulators?
In December 2018 the European Commission published an amendment to the Aircrew Regulation. ‘Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1974 of 14 December 2018’ amends the Aircrew Regulation (‘Regulation (EU) 1178/2011’) and introduces the following changes: Upset Prevention and Recovery Training The work on introducing Upset Prevention and Recovery… Read More
EASA has proposed an update to the requirements for approval of low visibility approach operations. In place of the ‘operational demonstration’, an operator will conduct a safety assessment to demonstrate that their operation will provide an acceptable level of safety.
Enhanced Vision Systems allow pilots to see through fog, snow or dust. New rules proposed by EASA will allow operators to take advantage of this enhanced vision to operate to lower landing minima.
EASA has adopted a ‘cross domain’ approach to developing new rules for all-weather operations. The hazard analysis has revealed a ‘latent safety risk’ in the exisiitng rules meaning that certain types of low-visibility approaches will not be available when new rules are published
On 6 March 2018 EASA hosted a workshop on the use of training devices, including flight simulation training devices (FSTDs) at their headquarters in Cologne.
There is a common regulation for ‘Air Operations’ across the 32 ‘EASA States’. This regulation applies to aircraft operators and also to the ‘Competent Authorities’ (or Civil Aviation Authorities, CAAs) who are responsible for the certification and oversight of operators. Annex II (Part-ARO) describes what these CAAs… Read More
Today’s European airlines look very different to the traditional ‘flag carrier’ operations of the past. Airline companies need to concentrate on their core capabilities and manage commercial risks. EASA has been evaluating the impact of these ‘new business models’ and has developed a practical guide to managing the risks.
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’.
Regulations for ‘specialised operation’ came into effect across the European Union on 21 April 2017. This covers a wide range of operations where aircraft are used for something other than carrying passengers. The regulations contain both operating rules organisational requirements.