The European Aviation Safety Agency has set up a new webpage to allow general aviation (GA) operators to share interests, express concerns, discuss topics, write blogs, and ask questions of agency officials. Anyone interested can become a member by registering on the EASA GA Community page. In addition to serving as a communications tool for operators, the dedicated page also has links to GA regulatory and policy issues.
Some of the topics already under discussion include the new European campaign on preventing airspace infringements; revised standards for repairs of avionics, engines, and other components; and organizing general aviation events. Members can comment on these subjects, including submitting queries to EASA officials to clarify proposed or existing regulations.
The site is strictly intended to be one that helps GA operators fly more safely, efficiently, and within regulatory requirements. EASA cautioned that participants must be “respectful” in their communications and post comments “relevant to the subject matter.” The agency also bans participants from selling anything to other community members and soliciting anything from them.