The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) is promoting Eurocontrol’s Pagoda as the best tool for business aviation operators to meet the monitoring process for emissions trading scheme requirements. Pagoda is a Eurocontrol-developed program that estimates fuel burn and greenhouse gas emissions directly from traffic data for
European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation
These are the hardest times the global business aviation community has ever faced, the industry was told by its leadership at yesterday’s opening general session of the EBACE show. Just as companies struggle to stay afloat in the treacherous undercurrents whipped up by a financial crisis of historic proportions, they are having to avoid being dragged down by the unwelcome weight of a new wave of regulatory requirements.
Because operators choosing to use a self-service flight planning system (FPS) face some significant challenges when flying in Europe, Universal Weather and Aviation (Booth No. 643) has developed UVflightplanner.com to leverage the local knowledge and hands-on experience of its London-based European Operations Centre (EOC) to actively manage every flight plan it files into Eurocontrol.
Key officials from the European Commission and Eurocontrol joined EBAA chief executive Brian Humphries and NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen on the podium at this morning’s EBACE opening general session, followed by a ribbon-cutting with EBAA chairman Rodolfo Baviera.
Going forward, Stephens said satellite communications will help, too, for example by allowing on-board WiFi to give broadband Internet access via SwiftBroadband. Universal also is working to integrate with third-party scheduling software “so that clients can run a flight plan within our software and then upload it to their aircraft.”
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.
Taking a major step ahead of the U.S., the European Commission (EC) has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) announcing its intent to mandate carriage of automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) transponders by 2015, versus the FAA’s planned 2020 deadline.
Air traffic management agency Eurocontrol announced that business aircraft activity in Europe was down by 20 percent in January this year compared with January 2008. Spain and the UK, where traffic dropped by 27 and 23 percent, respectively, were the most seriously affected among the EU’s 27 member nations.
Europe’s regulatory body, the European Commission, has issued a Eurocontrol notice of proposed rulemaking (ENPRM) mandating ADS-B after Feb. 5, 2015. At that time, all aircraft operating in European airspace must transmit ADS-B Out signals and meet Eurocontrol’s enhanced mode-S surveillance standards. Currently in the public comment stage until April 8, the final rule is expected in late 2010.