The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued Preliminary Regulatory Impact Assessment for replacement parts. It reviews existing EASA Part 21 regulations pertaining to replacement parts and compares them with current FAA Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) regulations.
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U.S. politicians are poised to provoke Europe to take retaliatory action if they press through a proposal in the U.S. Congress to require the Federal Aviation Administration to inspect foreign repair stations twice a year, according to the head of the U.S. Aerospace Industries Association. “We have great concern about that aspect of the FAA reauthorization bill,” said AIA president and CEO Marion Blakey.
Section 303 of the FAA Reauthorization Act (H.R.915), which comes up for a vote this week in the House, would require inspection of all foreign Part 145 certificate holders by FAA personnel.
For commercial and noncommercial aviation organizations trying to make sense of new rules and regulations in Europe, Swiss-based AeroEx is drawing on several decades of experience in many sectors of the aviation industry.
The FAA has signed a bilateral aviation safety agreement and associated implementation procedures for airworthiness between the U.S. and Japan that allows for the reciprocal certification of aircraft and aviation products.
European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification manager for general aviation Roger Hardy said VLJs are classified as high-performance aircraft (HPA). However, he admitted that the Part 23 rules are “frankly not geared to HPAs the way Part 25 is. It was drafted in the 1960s and has barely kept pace, with special conditions used to supplement the code to cover new technology such as FADECs and composite structures.”
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has extended the comment periods for three key notices of proposed amendments (NPAs) under which it will assume
The FAA reauthorization bill is at odds with the European Union-U.S. Aviation Safety Agreement signed in March 2008, according to John Brutton, the EU’s U.S. ambassador in Washington. While the FAA’s proposal to inspect MRO companies outside the U.S. twice a year doesn’t sit well with the EU, Brutton also identified as sticking points additional proposed regulations pertaining to training European pilots in the U.S., investment in U.S.
With the introduction of the second phase of the Single European Sky (SES II), the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) will greatly increase its scope by assuming responsibility for safety regulation of the region’s ATC structure and its airports. The EASA succeeds Europe’s Joint Aviation Authorities.
I hope that by the time you read this Randy Babbitt will have been confirmed by the Senate and be hard at work on the 10th floor of 800 Independence Ave. He’s an excellent choice to lead the FAA through these turbulent times in the aviation industry. He has the technical expertise as a pilot, the confidence of the unions and experience as a successful businessman. And he’s personable.