The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has extended the comment periods for three key notices of proposed amendment (NPA) under which it will assume responsibility for regulating aircraft operations. The deadlines for the industry to respond to NPA 2009-1 (operational suitability certificate) and NPA 2009-02a-02g (air operations) have been pushed back by two months to June 30 and July 31, respectively.
European Aviation Safety Agency
Australia has changed its aviation regulations to simplify the process of developing Airworthiness Directives (ADs). Under the new system, ADs issued by a foreign aviation authority will be adopted automatically in Australia, and operators will be required to comply with ADs issued by the authority of the state of design of the aircraft.
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has extended the comment periods for three key notices of proposed amendments (NPAs) under which it will assume responsibility for regulating aircraft operations. The deadlines for the industry to respond to both NPA 2009-02a-02g (air operations) and NPA 2009-1 (operational suitability certificate) have been pushed back by two months to July 31 and June 30, respectively.
Aircraft operators have until May 30 to comment on the new air operations requirements (Notice of Proposed Amendment 2009-2) being introduced by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
Two new design organization approvals (DOA) for engine and auxiliary power unit design and repair have been awarded to StandardAero by the EASA and the FAA.
New European legislation has opened the door for third-party organizations to
be approved as continuing airworthiness management organizations (CAMO)
under EASA Part M Subpart G. Marshall Aerospace has been approved and is
now offering operators support by subcontracting continuing airworthiness
as well as fleet management.
Now more than five years old, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is succeeding in fulfilling its primary mission of implementing a single set of rules across 31 countries but the agency must reassess its stance on certification fees, according to industry stakeholders.
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) may tighten some of the provisions for flight time limitations (FTL) contained in Sub- part Q of its existing EU OPS 1 rules covering commercial aircraft operations. The possible changes result from a recently concluded scientific and medical evaluation conducted on the agency’s behalf by an independent committee of fatigue experts.
Building on business aviation’s International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) introduced in 2002, business aviation groups from around the world have developed a Safety Management System Tool Kit (SMS TK) to help operators respond to global standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
The FAA and EASA granted a major repair organization design authorization (MRA-ODA) to StandardAero’s Maryville, Tenn. engine and APU repair and overhaul base.