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.
On Wednesday 1st February EASA hosted the first workshop on the implementation of Evidence Based Training (EBT) at its new headquarters in Cologne.
New requirements will mean that all pilots will be qualified for PBN operations as part of their instrument-rating training. Specific approvals will no longer be required for most PBN Operations.
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.
“Implementing the new requirements for UPRT is a challenging but achievable task” according to George Rebender, Head of the EASA Aircrew Department.