European Aviation Safety Agency

May 18, 2011 - 9:25am

Cessna announced today that its newest Citation, the $9 million CJ4, has earned its European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification. The CJ4 obtained its U.S. Federal Aviation Agency ticket in March 2010, and debuted in Europe at EBACE last year.

Certified for single-pilot operation, the aircraft shares a common pilot rating with the other CJs in Cessna’s stable.

May 17, 2011 - 8:10pm

Operators pushing for clearance to fly commercial single-engine flights in IFR conditions, which are not allowed under European Union (EU) legislation, will be encouraged that regulators have brought forward by a year the start and end dates for rulemaking. That is the good news. The bad news–almost 25 years after the initial proposals–is that it will be well after the middle of this decade before regulations could permit such operations.

May 4, 2011 - 11:00am

The U.S. formally entered into a new bilateral aviation safety agreement (BASA) with the European Union (EU) on Sunday.

April 27, 2011 - 4:40am

General aviation (GA) pilots have just 12 months to obtain new European licenses to enable them to fly European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)-approved aircraft in European Union member states beginning in April next year. EASA proposals for flight-crew licences (FCLs) have completed all pre-regulatory stages and translation and were expected to go to the European Parliament by early April and become law by mid-year.

March 31, 2011 - 5:20am

As usual, the Ebace conference agenda will be packed with topical deliberations on key issues facing Europe’s business aviation community. The theme for the 2011 Opening General Session is “Linking Communities and Economies,” but, as of press time, the roster of speakers had yet to be confirmed.

March 30, 2011 - 9:50am

Successful partnerships with UK government departments and national and European regulators are the fruits of several years’ investment in discussion and representation by Britain’s general aviation community, according to industry leaders. “There is an awful lot to be proud of,” said British Business and General Aviation Association (BBGA) chief executive Guy Lachlan, following the lobby group’s annual conference last month.

February 27, 2011 - 10:30am

Embraer has received supplementary type certificates for the Phenom 100 belted lavatory from Brazil’s civil aviation agency (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The approvals allow owners and operators who select that option to carry seven passengers, one more than allowed without the option.

February 25, 2011 - 8:30am

The Sukhoi Superjet 100 has gained Russian certification, more than two-and-a-half years after the first prototype embarked on its maiden flight.

Simultaneously, Russian certification authority IAC AR granted a design organization approval certificate to Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company based on an audit of the aircraft development quality system and Sukhoi Civil Aircraft (SCAC) performance.

February 24, 2011 - 6:00am

The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) is refocusing its lobbying efforts as it seeks to address regulatory inconsistencies not only between Western Europe and the emerging market in Eastern Europe, but also within Western Europe itself. At the same time, the group is pushing for greater regulatory harmonization between the rules governing commercial and non-commercial operations of business aircraft.

January 27, 2011 - 9:45am

StandardAero has received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) STC approval to re-engine the Hawker Beechcraft King Air F90 with P&WC PT6A-135A engines. It is the same engine that is type certified on the King Air F90-1.