EASA Certification Director Trevor Woods presented EASA’s re-written CS-23 certification rules for small aircraft at AERO today, pointing out that the ‘EASA CS-23 are new, smart and flexible rules, prepared with and for a safe innovative GA industry’. The reorganised CS-23 remove design limitations for manufacturers and thus open the way to innovation.
Also GA industry representatives emphasised its great potential. ‘These new rules will allow us to bring new aeroplane models with features using increased automation to market. We anticipate that these new features will not only help increase the user experience, but will help improve safety’, stated Simon Caldecott, President and CEO of Piper Aircraft as well as Chairman of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA). ‘The introduction of the new CS-23 paves the way for a new era in general aviation’.
More involvement by industry to support cutting-edge technology
The new CS-23 establishes objective and design-independent requirements. New designs will not be hampered by detailed prescriptive rules. This enables innovative solutions to enhance safety, while at the same time red tape, time and certification costs are reduced. The innovations are supported by better up-to-date industry standards which are continually developed in cooperation between manufacturers, users, EASA and other authorities.
‘It’s revolutionary,’ added Ivo Boscarol, CEO of the Slovenian manufacturer Pipistrel, ‘which is why we have been an active supporter of the CS-23 initiative. Right now, we see tremendous opportunities in electric and hybrid propulsion and increased automation. The new CS-23 will enable us to move at the pace of these developments and more readily leverage these innovations.’
‘The best example yet of global cooperation between aviation authorities’
EASA has participated in an international effort and cooperation with the FAA (and others) to reorganise the CS-23/Part 23 in order to revive certified general aviation. Furthermore, a harmonised reorganisation of both the related EU and US rules is vital for a global success. Matthias Betsch, President of Flight Design, underlined this: ‘I am sure the result we see here today is a testament to what we can accomplish when government and industry work hand in hand to achieve a common goal. In fact, it might be the best example yet of global cooperation between aviation authorities.
- Bell 525 certification heads for spring 2019
- Vodafone plans safer skies with drone tracking technology
- Lobo Leasing and Titan Helicopter Group Enter Into Lease Agreement
- Elbit outline solutions to be presented at Heli-Expo
- Bell outlines Heli-Expo display
- Cobham Heli Academy Launch
- Past Sikorsky COO joins Cirrus Aircraft as Product Development SVP
- 3rd MAW Super Cobra takes final flight
- Bell awarded $38M contract for Procurement of AH-1Z Items
- India – ONGC to procure offshore rescue helicopter
- Birmingham Childrens Hospital helipad blocked by cranes
- Guardian Air looks into CPR Device
- Judge rules Sikorsky cannot avoid bias claim from deaf employee
- Kuwait begins anti-corruption investigation into Airbus H225M deal
- Pawan Hans share sale falls apart
- 100 count down to HeliRussia 2018
- Med-Trans Partners With Care Flight To Serve Parts of California
- Precision Flight Controls releases simulator for B206 and B407GXP
- New European Plan for Aviation Safety
- WINDEAcare to provide offshore EMS support during wind farm construction