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Eurocontrol and EASA release environmental transparency report

Eurocontrol and EASA release environmental transparency report

30-Jan-2023Source: EASA

In close cooperation with European air navigation service providers, EUROCONTROL and EASA have released two reports on measuring air navigation service providers environmental impact and a guidance on how these organisations can reduce their carbon footprint as the aviation sector seeks to reduce its emissions by 55% by 2030 and reach climate-neutrality by 2050. The... Read more

EASA publishes 12th edition of European Plan for Aviation Safety

EASA publishes 12th edition of European Plan for Aviation Safety

19-Jan-2023Source: EASA

In the European Plan for Aviation Safety (EPAS), EASA regularly identifies the main safety risks and other issues affecting the European aviation system and sets out the necessary actions to mitigate them. This edition of the EPAS covers a shorter, three-year period from 2023 to 2025 and sets targeted priorities for that time. The intention... Read more

EASA proposes mandatory crash-resistant fuel systems

EASA proposes mandatory crash-resistant fuel systems

2-Jan-2023

The objective of this Notice of Proposed Amendment (NPA) is to mitigate the risks linked to a post-crash fire involving a rotorcraft. This NPA proposes to mandate the installation of a crash-resistant fuel system (CRFS) onto existing rotorcraft designs that are still in production and the retrofit of existing rotorcraft that are operated in the... Read more

Alpine Aerotech Develops H125 (AS350/355) Bear Paw

Alpine Aerotech Develops H125 (AS350/355) Bear Paw

15-Dec-2022Source: Alpine Aerotech

Alpine Aerotech announced that they have officially received a Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for their newest Bear Paw Kit, compatible with Airbus H125 (AS350/355) Rotorcraft. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) STC’s are currently pending. Aerotech provides Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul services in Western Canada and... Read more

EASA updates Easy Access Rules for Air Operation

EASA updates Easy Access Rules for Air Operation

17-Nov-2022Source: EASA

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has published Revision 19 of the Easy Access Rules for Air Operations (EAR for Air OPS). This Revision incorporates the new and amended Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMC) and Guidance Material (GM) to Regulation (EU) No 965/2012 on all-weather operations, flight crew training and checking, and continuing-airworthiness management in a single air carrier... Read more

EASA publishes proposals to reduce risk of post-crash fire for rotorcraft

EASA publishes proposals to reduce risk of post-crash fire for rotorcraft

14-Nov-2022Source: EASA

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency has published an NPA for consultation which aims to address the risk of a post-crash fire in the event of a survivable rotorcraft accident. NPA 2022-11 proposes to reduce the risk of a post-crash fire by requiring the installation of a crash-resistant fuel system (CRFS) for newly produced rotorcraft and,... Read more

European Rotors 2022 Concludes Successful Second Edition,  Looks Forward to 2023 Madrid Show

European Rotors 2022 Concludes Successful Second Edition, Looks Forward to 2023 Madrid Show

11-Nov-2022Source: European Rotors 2022

The second EUROPEAN ROTORS has ended in Cologne, Germany, following four lively days of business deals, networking, training, and reconnecting with colleagues. The European Helicopter Association (EHA) and European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) produced the VTOL show and safety conference with service and support from Helicopter Association International (HAI). Four thousand exhibitors and attendees... Read more

AW169 gains EASA certification for skid undercarriage and IFR, single pilot, SAR Modes

AW169 gains EASA certification for skid undercarriage and IFR, single pilot, SAR Modes

10-Nov-2022Source: Leonardo

The AW169 light intermediate twin engine helicopter’s operational capabilities and configuration options grow further with the recent EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) certification of the skid undercarriage and unique IFR, single pilot, Advanced Search and Rescue (SAR) Modes. These latest achievements follow additional enhancements, such as the introduction of the Phase 8 core avionics software... Read more

Optima Aero expands its presence in Europe

Optima Aero expands its presence in Europe

8-Nov-2022Source: Optima Aero

Optima Aero, a leader in innovative and sustainable helicopter and engine asset management solutions, is expanding its presence in Europe by opening a new facility in Anglet, France to better serve European and African helicopter operators and OEM markets. The new 1,000-square-metre industrial facility will enable aircraft maintenance activities, EASA component refurbishment and certification capability,... Read more

Caverton Aviation Training Center to operate Entrol AW109 FNPT II MCC simulator

Caverton Aviation Training Center to operate Entrol AW109 FNPT II MCC simulator

8-Nov-2022Source: Entrol

The AW109 FNPT II MCC simulator purchased by Global Aviation Training & Maintenance (GATML) will be installed, operated, and maintained by Caverton Aviation Training Center, which already operates an EASA certified Level D AW139 Full Flight Simulator in Lagos, Nigeria. The simulator is equipped with a Spherical Visual system, 4 axis electromagnetic Vibration system and... Read more

Heli NRW joins LHA

Heli NRW joins LHA

8-Nov-2022Source: Leading Helicopter Academies

German company, Heli NRW, is the newest member of Leading Helicopter Academies (LHA). Based at Mönchengladbach Airport, near Cologne and Dusseldorf, they provide excellent training for the PPL, CPL and FI licences, as well as many of the necessary ratings. They have also recently acquired an EASA-certified helicopter simulator from VRM Switzerland. CEO of Heli... Read more

5 EASA research projects go live

5 EASA research projects go live

31-Oct-2022Source: EASA

  EASA signed contracts for five new research projects, all funded from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme. The contracts were concluded following calls for tender and EASA as contract manager will work side by side with the appointed project leaders. The projects cover the following research topics: Enhanced fault detection and... Read more

CAAS and EASA Sign Memorandum of Understanding on UAM

CAAS and EASA Sign Memorandum of Understanding on UAM

21-Oct-2022Source: EASA

  The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate on urban air mobility to support the development, deployment and safe operation of vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft. The agreement was signed by Mr Han Kok Juan, Director-General of... Read more

EASA publishes guidelines on noise level measurements for 600kg drones

EASA publishes guidelines on noise level measurements for 600kg drones

19-Oct-2022Source: EASA

  The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) published guidelines to establish the noise levels of drones below 600 kg, the first proposal world-wide for this, applicable to a wide variety of drone designs including multicopters, fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters and powered-lift aircraft. These guidelines aim at providing harmonised procedures to measure the noise of drones used... Read more

EASA publishes updated Easy Access Rules for Unmanned Aircraft Systems

EASA publishes updated Easy Access Rules for Unmanned Aircraft Systems

5-Oct-2022Source: EASA

  The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has published a new revision of the Easy Access Rules for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (EAR for UAS). This Revision from September 2022 incorporates: the extended transition dates for using certain UAS in the ‘open’ category and the new dates of application for some standard scenarios, as introduced by Regulation (EU) 2022/425; and... Read more

EASA publishes Opinion to modernise EU regulatory framework for HEMS operations

EASA publishes Opinion to modernise EU regulatory framework for HEMS operations

29-Sep-2022Source: EASA

  The European Union Aviation Safety Agency has published Opinion No 08/2022, proposing to modernise the European Union’s  aviation regulatory framework on Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS flights), so as to increase safety and foster efficiency and proportionality while keeping the economic impact on HEMS operators to a minimum. The Opinion proposes revised requirements in respect... Read more

Genesys Aerosystems Receives EASA Certification for HeliSAS® Autopilot for B505

Genesys Aerosystems Receives EASA Certification for HeliSAS® Autopilot for B505

13-Sep-2022Source: Genesys Aerosystems

  Genesys Aerosystems, a Moog Inc. company, announced today that it has received full EASA certification approval for the HeliSAS® Autopilot and Stability Augmentation System on the Bell 505 platform. The EASA approval covers both 2-axis and 3-axis configurations. The new certification approval is in addition to the existing FAA STC plus CAA and ANAC... Read more

EASA Annual Safety Review 2022 published

EASA Annual Safety Review 2022 published

2-Sep-2022

The EASA Annual Safety Review 2022 is now online. The 2022 edition is based on data up until the end of 2021, when COVID-related restrictions continued to challenge the industry. Despite these challenges, the European aviation system has remained robustly safe. In commercial air transport (CAT) operations, there were once again no fatal accidents in Europe in... Read more

Summit Aviation earns EASA Certification

Summit Aviation earns EASA Certification

15-Jul-2022Source: Summit Aviation

  Summit Aviation has successfully received its EASA Part 145 Maintenance Organization certificate approval from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The certification approval allows Summit Aviation to provide maintenance services on aircraft currently registered in member countries of the European Union. For Summit, applicable aircraft would include corporate, rotorcraft and foreign military. “We... Read more

EASA to deepen partnership with European Universities

EASA to deepen partnership with European Universities

13-Jul-2022

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is launching a new initiative to engage with the next generation of aviation scientists from European academia, calling on them to share their research and ideas for the future development of aviation. Selected students will be invited to present their papers at the first edition of the European_Academia@EASA... Read more

EASA publishes world’s first rules for city eVTOL operation

EASA publishes world’s first rules for city eVTOL operation

6-Jul-2022Source: EASA

  The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) published rules for the operation of air taxis in cities, the first comprehensive proposal for such regulations to be issued world-wide. The proposed new regulatory framework is open to public consultation until September 30, 2022, and cover the technical domains of airworthiness, air operations, flight crew licensing and rules... Read more

Heli-One announces CAMO certification

Heli-One announces CAMO certification

28-Jun-2022Source: Heli-One

  Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has significantly strengthened its delivery portfolio after achieving certification as a Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisation (CAMO). Its operations in Poland have been formally approved  under European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)  Part-CAMO regulations by the Polish Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). It positions... Read more

Heli-One Completes Successful SkyVis Test Flights on BPOL H215, STC expected in 2022

Heli-One Completes Successful SkyVis Test Flights on BPOL H215, STC expected in 2022

22-Jun-2022Source: Universal Avionics

  Universal Avionics, an Elbit Systems Company, in partnership with Heli-One (Norway) AS and the Bundespolizei – German Federal Police (BPOL) has successfully completed test flights of its SkyVis Helmet Mounted Display (HMD). The partnership is aimed at the development of a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for SkyVis on H215... Read more

Vertical Aerospace welcomes CAA signing up to SC-VTOL

Vertical Aerospace welcomes CAA signing up to SC-VTOL

20-Jun-2022Source: Vertical Aerospace

  Vertical Aerospace Ltd. (Vertical) [NYSE: EVTL], a global aerospace and technology company that is pioneering zero emissions aviation, welcomes the UK Civil Aviation Authority’s (CAA) announcement confirming use of Special Conditions (SC)-VTOL as the basis for the UK certification for new electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, also used by the European Union... Read more

Garmin achieves EASA approval for the GFC 600H flight control system for AS350

Garmin achieves EASA approval for the GFC 600H flight control system for AS350

20-Jun-2022Source: Garmin

  Garmin® International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NYSE: GRMN), is pleased to announce European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval of the GFC™ 600H for AS350 helicopters, providing a cost-effective flight control solution that reduces pilot workload and improves mission effectiveness. The GFC 600H provides a number of helicopter-tailored safety features, including attitude hold... Read more

CAAi to conduct Helicopter Underwater Escape Study

CAAi to conduct Helicopter Underwater Escape Study

26-May-2022Source: CAAi

Following a call for tender, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has awarded a contract to CAA International (CAAi) for a research project to investigate underwater evacuations of offshore helicopters and occupant survivability. The research project ‘Helicopter Underwater Escape #2’ will be funded from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme and... Read more

Alpine Aerotech receives STC for Garmin GTS 8XX series in Bell 212 and 412

Alpine Aerotech receives STC for Garmin GTS 8XX series in Bell 212 and 412

12-May-2022Source: ALPINE AEROTECH

ALPINE AEROTECH has officially received a Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the installation of Garmin GTS 8XX series TAS/TCAS I Traffic Systems on Bell 212 and 412 rotorcraft. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) STC’s are currently pending. The TAS/TCAS I Traffic System STC has... Read more

Lilium progresses nearer to EASA Design Organization Approval

Lilium progresses nearer to EASA Design Organization Approval

3-May-2022Source: Lilium

Lilium N.V. (NASDAQ: LILM) (“Lilium”), developer of the first all-electric vertical take-off and landing (”eVTOL”) jet, announced today that it has successfully completed the second Design Organization Approval (“DOA”) audit by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (“EASA”). DOA is a fundamental requirement for all commercial aircraft manufacturers and enables achievement of type certification of... Read more

Means of Compliance proposals submitted for Lilium

Means of Compliance proposals submitted for Lilium

19-Apr-2022Source: Lilium

Lilium N.V. (NASDAQ: LILM) (“Lilium”), developer of the first all-electric vertical take-off and landing (“eVTOL”) jet, announced today that it has submitted a full set of Means of Compliance proposals to the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (“EASA”) for the type certification of the Lilium Jet. The submission to EASA represents a milestone on the... Read more

EASA issues world’s first design specifications for vertiports

EASA issues world’s first design specifications for vertiports

13-Apr-2022Source: EASA

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency published the world’s first guidance for the design of vertiports, the ground infrastructure needed for the safe operation of Urban Air Mobility services such as air taxis in locations across Europe, including in urban areas. The Prototype Technical Design Specifications for Vertiports offers guidance to urban planners and local... Read more

ÖAMTC Air Rescue: HeliAir expands service offerings

ÖAMTC Air Rescue: HeliAir expands service offerings

30-Mar-2022Source: ÖAMTC Air Rescue

To meet increasing demand, ÖAMTC Air Rescue’s technical services division – HeliAir – has expanded their services to include maintenance for Airbus’s H145 helicopters. Having successfully completed the European Union Aviation Safety Agency’s certification process at the end of 2021, HeliAir now fulfills all legal requirements to maintenance the H145 for customers throughout Europe. “Every... Read more

EASA suspends Kamov Ka32 type certificate

EASA suspends Kamov Ka32 type certificate

24-Mar-2022Source: HeliHub.com

EASA has suspended this Type Certificate in response to Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine The only helicopter currently listed is the Kamov Ka32, used for load lifting and firefighting work in some EASA countries. Helicopter market intelligence firm Parapex Media notes that this affects 25 helicopters, with the following countries currently having Kamov Ka32s on... Read more

Airbus launches new performance and safety enhancing technologies for single engine

Airbus launches new performance and safety enhancing technologies for single engine

10-Mar-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters puts the spotlight on recently developed improvements for its single-engine helicopter family aimed at enhancing performance and flight safety.Following the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification in April 2021, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the U.S. and Transport Canada (TCCA) in Canada have recently certified the H125 power upgrade, which increases the... Read more

VIH Aerospace Receives H135 Left & Right Hand Vertical Reference Window STC Approval

VIH Aerospace Receives H135 Left & Right Hand Vertical Reference Window STC Approval

1-Mar-2022Source: VIH Helicopters

VIH Aerospace (VIHA) www.vihaerospace.com a leading provider of helicopter manufacturing, maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MMRO) services has received EASA and FAA Approval for their H135 Left-Hand Vertical (Bubble) Reference Window. STC 09-43 was previously approved by Transport Canada, the FAA, and EASA for the Right-Hand Configuration and now the Left-Hand Configuration has also received Transport... Read more

ACG to Finance Volocopter Fleet of Aircraft for USD 1 billion

ACG to Finance Volocopter Fleet of Aircraft for USD 1 billion

14-Feb-2022Source: Volocopter

Volocopter, the pioneer of urban air mobility (UAM), and Aviation Capital Group LLC (ACG) have entered into an agreement in principle to develop financing solutions that will assist with the sale of Volocopter’s family of electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft for up to USD 1 billion. Deliveries are expected to commence once the... Read more

First F-light Line H135 Helionix® PilotTraining Device qualified at Austrian ATORotorSky GmbH

First F-light Line H135 Helionix® PilotTraining Device qualified at Austrian ATORotorSky GmbH

26-Jan-2022Source: RS Flight Systems

RS Flight Systems GmbH (RSFS) and RotorSky GmbH proudly announce successful EASA Qualification of the first F-Light Line H135 Helionix® Flight Simulation Training Device. Shortly before the end of the year, RotorSky obtained EASA qualification by the Austrian aviation authority Austro Control GmbH for their first EC135 T3H (H135) flight simulation training device installed at... Read more

Hillsboro Aviation Achieves AS9110 Certification

Hillsboro Aviation Achieves AS9110 Certification

12-Jan-2022Source: Hillsboro Aviation

We’re honored to announce that we have achieved ISO9001 and AS9110 certification. This significant achievement places our company in an elite group of global aviation maintenance repair and overhaul facilities operating quality management systems that exceed Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) requirements. AS9110 is the international standard for aviation quality... Read more

EASA publishes Guidance on Carriage of Electronic Documents

EASA publishes Guidance on Carriage of Electronic Documents

6-Jan-2022Source: EASA

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency has published a guidance document with respect to the carriage of electronic documents for aviation purposes. Increased digitalisation has radically transformed many established processes and practices. The aviation sector is no exception to this and is already a big user of digital data and processes. With the advent of... Read more

EASA and Korea strengthen aviation technical cooperation

EASA and Korea strengthen aviation technical cooperation

5-Jan-2022Source: EASA

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency’s (EASA) Executive Director Patrick Ky and Mr. Yong-Seog Kim, Deputy Minister for Civil Aviation for the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) of the Republic of Korea (ROK), signed on 20th December 2021 a Letter of Intent to strengthen technical cooperation in the field of civil aviation. The... Read more

EASA publishes study of socio-economic factors in relation to aviation safety

EASA publishes study of socio-economic factors in relation to aviation safety

16-Dec-2021Source: EASA

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency has published its review of the interdependencies between socio economic factors and aviation safety, conducted every three years. This edition of the  review examines the safety implications of socio-economic factors in the areas of Employment and Working Conditions, Health and Lifestyle and Education. It identifies a number of specific... Read more

EASA approves Caverton training centre and Thales AW139 sim

EASA approves Caverton training centre and Thales AW139 sim

5-Nov-2021Source: Thales

Caverton has just been qualified by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) as an official full flight simulator operator, using the Thales Level D, Reality H full-flight simulator product for the AW139 helicopter. It is the first Reality H system operational in Africa, and operated by Caverton. Developed in France, the AW139 Full Flight... Read more

25 days to EUROPEAN ROTORS – 20 Free passes for HeliHub readers

25 days to EUROPEAN ROTORS – 20 Free passes for HeliHub readers

22-Oct-2021Source: HeliHub.com

In under four weeks time the new EUROPEAN ROTORS event opens for the first time in the German city of Cologne, and will open up the first opportunity for the European helicopter industry to meet and network post-pandemic.  Originally planned for 2020, EUROPEAN ROTORS will open as the second largest event on the global helicopter... Read more

Alpine Aerotech receives approvals for B505 cabin and baggage protection

Alpine Aerotech receives approvals for B505 cabin and baggage protection

18-Oct-2021Source: ALPINE AEROTECH

ALPINE AEROTECH has officially received Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) approval for protective floor and panel coverings engineered precisely for Bell 505 Cabin, and Baggage Compartments. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approvals are currently pending. Alpine Aerotech was contracted to perform the first 25-hour airframe inspection, install an Emergency Locator... Read more

EASA Awards Kaman Composites Part 145 Certification

EASA Awards Kaman Composites Part 145 Certification

13-Oct-2021Source: Kaman

Kaman Composites – Wichita, Inc., an indirect subsidiary of Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN), announced today that its FAA Part 145 Repair Station in Wichita, Kansas, has earned European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval for composite structures repair. “This approval is just one step in the process of offering more composite repair capabilities to the commercial... Read more

Alpine Aerotech develops STC for Bell 429 Cabin and Cargo Protection

Alpine Aerotech develops STC for Bell 429 Cabin and Cargo Protection

27-Sep-2021Source: ALPINE AEROTECH

ALPINE AEROTECH announced that they have officially received a Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Supplemental Type Certificates (STC) for protective floor and cargo panels designed for Bell 429 aircraft. Alpine Aerotech worked closely with both domestic, and international customers to ensure the kit is suitable... Read more

EASA signs Working Arrangement with India

EASA signs Working Arrangement with India

16-Sep-2021Source: EASA

EASA and the Directorate General of Civil Aviation of India (DGCA India) have signed a Working Arrangement to strengthen their relationship and to achieve common safety and environmental protection standards. The agreement aims at promoting cooperation, the understanding of each other’s regulatory systems and facilitating the exchange of aeronautical products, services and personnel. This agreement... Read more

EASA issues 121 page report on admin burden to heli operators

EASA issues 121 page report on admin burden to heli operators

7-Sep-2021Source: EASA

EASA have published “Evaluation report on administrative burden for small helicopter operators”, completely missing the irony that the PDF is 121 pages long…..    Here is the introductory paragraph The EASA Rotorcraft Safety Roadmap (RSR)1 was adopted in December 2018 and contains recommendations to significantly reduce the number of helicopter accidents and incidents in Europe.... Read more

The EASA Annual Safety Review 2021 is now available

The EASA Annual Safety Review 2021 is now available

9-Aug-2021Source: EASA

Despite the extraordinary challenges created by the pandemic, the EASA Annual Safety Review 2021 shows that the aviation safety system remains resilient but under pressure. The overall safety picture for EASA Member States is relatively stable. As activity ramps up with the loosening of COVID-related restrictions, the situation must be closely monitored. This edition of... Read more

AUTOFLUG receives green light for series production of helicopter seats

AUTOFLUG receives green light for series production of helicopter seats

30-Jul-2021Source: AUTOFLUG

Following the successful completion of the qualification campaign, last week, EASA awarded the ETSO approval to the AUTOFLUG FLYWEIGHT®, a state-of-the-art crash-safe safety seat for use in helicopters. In addition to its exceptionally low space requirement, its modern design language and its modular composition, the seat is also characterized by its modified Energy Absorption System... Read more

Safran Arrano 1A obtains FAA certification

Safran Arrano 1A obtains FAA certification

12-Jul-2021Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has received FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) type certification for its Arrano 1A engine, installed in the Airbus H160 helicopter. Arrano is a new-generation turboshaft in the 1,100 to 1,300 shp power range. It integrates the best in aero-engine technologies and offers a 15 % reduction in fuel consumption over other in-service helicopter... Read more

EASA continues to support development of safe VTOL aircraft

EASA continues to support development of safe VTOL aircraft

9-Jul-2021Source: EASA

EASA invites authorities, industry and stakeholders to take part once more in a consultation process, now related to the second publication of Means of Compliance (MoC) with the Special Condition for VTOL. EASA’s objective of the consultation is to provide visibility on the content and on the range of flexibility which allows to address different architectures and... Read more

Volocopter Secures Production Organisation Approval

Volocopter Secures Production Organisation Approval

7-Jul-2021Source: Volocopter

Volocopter, the pioneer of urban air mobility (UAM), announced that it has secured Production Organisation Approval (POA) in compliance with the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA Part 21G). The company is acquiring its long-standing, trusted partner in innovation and production, DG Flugzeugbau, a global leader in composite aircraft production. Through this acquisition, Volocopter is... Read more

EASA approves Volocopter for defined drone ops

EASA approves Volocopter for defined drone ops

28-Jun-2021Source: EASA

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency has issued the first certificate in a new scheme under which drone manufacturers or operators can request the Agency’s design verification for a drone to be used for a particular purpose. The first such certificate was awarded to Volocopter for its VC200-2. A design verification report approves a drone... Read more

New EU-South Asia Aviation Partnership Project launched

New EU-South Asia Aviation Partnership Project launched

23-Jun-2021Source: EASA

A new EU-South Asia Partnership Project (EU-SA APP II) was launched on June 15, 2021 for a 3-year period, following signing of the contract by EASA Executive Director of EASA, Mr Patrick Ky. The project aims at strengthening institutional relations and cooperation between the EU and the aviation authorities of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives,... Read more

EASA published the summary of SAFE360

EASA published the summary of SAFE360

22-Jun-2021Source: EASA

On June 8-10, 2021 EASA hosted the virtual SAFE360° conference that brought together over 2,000 industry experts to identify practical solutions to the most important safety issues faced by the industry today. The conference consisted of high-level and 360° panels as well as number of safety workshops and specialist break-out sessions. You can download the... Read more

EASA publishes Decision to improve rotorcraft safety

EASA publishes Decision to improve rotorcraft safety

21-Jun-2021Source: EASA

In a further step to improve rotorcraft safety by mitigating the risk of human error at the design stage and to better support the investigation of rotorcraft accidents and incidents, EASA published ED Decision 2021/010/R. The introduction of systematic considerations related to Human Factors during the rotorcraft design process is expected to reduce the risk of... Read more

Reiser H135 Full Flight Simulator approved by EASA at Level D

Reiser H135 Full Flight Simulator approved by EASA at Level D

4-Jun-2021Source: Reiser Simulation and Training

RST’s newest Airbus H135 full flight simulator was initially qualified to the highest standard Level D by the German Federal Aviation Office (Luftfahrt-Bundesamt / LBA) according to European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) regulations. The most modern FFS helicopter type H135 is thus ready for training at the major training location of Lufthansa Aviation Training GmbH... Read more

Astronics Enhanced Vision Systems approved on Airbus H130

Astronics Enhanced Vision Systems approved on Airbus H130

21-May-2021Source: Astronics

Astronics Corporation (Nasdaq: ATRO), a leading provider of advancedtechnologies for the global aerospace, defense and other mission critical industries, announced that the United States, Canada and EASA approved Astronics’ Max-Viz 1200 and 1400 Enhanced Vision Systems (EVS) for Airbus Helicopter EC130 B4 and T2 models. In cooperation with AVIO dg in Calgary, Canada, Astronics obtained... Read more

EASA publishes results of first EU study on UAM acceptance

EASA publishes results of first EU study on UAM acceptance

19-May-2021Source: EASA

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) published results of the first study conducted in the European Union on Urban Air Mobility, showing that the majority of those questioned broadly welcome the prospect of services such as air taxis, air ambulances and drone deliveries but have concerns about potential issues such as safety, security, noise... Read more

EASA and UK CAA agree on Technical Implementation Procedures

EASA and UK CAA agree on Technical Implementation Procedures

18-May-2021Source: EASA

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) have agreed on the Technical Implementation Procedures (the TIP) as a basis for their future working. The TIP, which was signed on May 17, 2021, gives the two parties oversight of the Air Safety Agreement that was signed between the UK and European... Read more

EASA certifies Bell 505 cargo hook

EASA certifies Bell 505 cargo hook

4-May-2021Source: Bell

​Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the Bell 505 cargo hook has been approved by European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to carry up to 2,000 pounds (907 kg) giving the aircraft an external gross weight capability of 4,475 pounds (2,030 kg). “The cargo hook capabilities are an important enhancement... Read more

Alpine Aerotech get Canadian STC for Garmin transponders in Bell 205, 212, 412

Alpine Aerotech get Canadian STC for Garmin transponders in Bell 205, 212, 412

3-May-2021Source: ALPINE AEROTECH

ALPINE AEROTECH announced that they have officially received a Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the installation of Garmin GTX 335 and 345 series ADS-B transponders for Bell Medium Rotorcraft (205/212/412). Aerotech has also applied for a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) validation and is... Read more

Volocopter Publishes Roadmap for UAM in Cities

Volocopter Publishes Roadmap for UAM in Cities

26-Mar-2021Source: Volocopter

Volocopter, the pioneer of urban air mobility, published a white paper “The Roadmap to Scalable Urban Air Mobility” outlining what is needed to operate the full ecosystem enabling urban air mobility. As the first and only electric air taxi developer with Design Organisation Approval by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), Volocopter moves swiftly... Read more

Bristow becomes first UK operator to achieve Part CAMO certification

Bristow becomes first UK operator to achieve Part CAMO certification

23-Mar-2021Source: Bristow

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL) is the first helicopter operator in the UK to achieve a new mandatory international aviation safety standard designed to ensure the airworthiness of its aircraft, underscoring the Company’s commitment to safety and industry leadership. Bristow was notified it officially achieved the certification – Continued Airworthiness Management Organisation certification (known as... Read more

HeliOperations launches EASA standard Night Vision training

HeliOperations launches EASA standard Night Vision training

15-Feb-2021Source: HeliOperations

HeliOperations is delighted to be able to offer an EASA Standard Night Vision Imaging System (NVIS) qualification, suitable for both civil and military customers using its own state of the art, full-motion NVIS equipped simulator situated at the Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose followed by live NVIS flying training using its own Sea King helicopters... Read more

The Aviation Centre offers solution for UK pilots flying in post-Brexit Europe

The Aviation Centre offers solution for UK pilots flying in post-Brexit Europe

14-Feb-2021Source: The Aviation Centre

When the Brexit transition period ended on 31 December 2020, the UK ceased to form part of the EU Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). This left UK-licensed pilots in the frustrating position of only being able to fly UK-registered aircraft. Mallorca’s The Aviation Centre has the solution. “Although the Civil Aviation Authority will now assume all... Read more

Bell delivers the first EASA-certified Bell 505 NXi

Bell delivers the first EASA-certified Bell 505 NXi

5-Feb-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, recently delivered the first European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)-certified Bell 505 NXi to a corporate customer in Europe. The delivery was made at the Bell Textron Prague facility.  “We are proud to now offer the Bell 505 NXi to our European customers,” said Duncan Van... Read more

Updated Bucher EMS interior approved by EASA on H135

Updated Bucher EMS interior approved by EASA on H135

13-Jan-2021Source: Bucher Group

The Bucher Group, the specialist for Emergency Medical Systems, has announced its new rescue equipment H135 AC67 flex is now EASA certified on all variants of the H135 helicopter. The further development of the AC67 equipment, which has been successfully in use for many years, has now been implemented by Bucher engineers resulting in the... Read more

Alpine Aerotech adds International Approvals

Alpine Aerotech adds International Approvals

8-Jan-2021Source: Alpine Aerotech

ALPINE AEROTECH announced today that they have validated several of their Transport Canada STCs (Supplemental Type Certificates) in various international airworthiness regions. The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has recently validated their Bell 205/212/412 Bear Paws, and 13-person Shoulder Harness Kit. The Aerotech Bear Paws have become the industry leading solution for any operator... Read more

EASA certifies 120kg higher MTOW for Airbus H135

EASA certifies 120kg higher MTOW for Airbus H135

22-Dec-2020Source: Airbus Helicopters

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has certified a new Alternate Gross Weight (AGW) for the latest version of the H135 family of helicopters. The new AGW enables operators to benefit from an increased maximum take-off weight of up to 120 kg (265 lb) and useful load. This increase can also be used to... Read more

EASA validates STC for AMS Heli Design aeromedical interior for AW109

EASA validates STC for AMS Heli Design aeromedical interior for AW109

14-Dec-2020Source: AMS Heli Design

AMS Heli Design announced today that it has received the EASA validation for a previously issued FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for a new lightweight EMS interior for for Leonardo AW109 Trekker and AW109SP helicopter. A new milestone achieved by AMS Heli Design entering the European market with an outstanding interior designed by paying particular... Read more

Airbus opens up on details of H160 simulator

Airbus opens up on details of H160 simulator

10-Dec-2020Source: Airbus Helicopters

When H160 test pilot Olivier Gensse stepped out of the full flight simulator (FFS) after the final practice run and said: “That felt just like the H160,” it was music to the ears of the simulator project team. of hard work had paid off, paving the way for the simulator’s qualification by the European EASA airworthiness authority in August... Read more

EASA Rotorcraft Symposium – technical publications now available

EASA Rotorcraft Symposium – technical publications now available

4-Dec-2020Source: EASA

We have just posted ten technical presentations ready for you to look through in advance of the EASA Rotorcraft Symposium next week. This allows you to ask questions on the content ahead of the live session, which will take place on December 9, 2020 from 14:00 CET to 16:00 CET, so we can use the... Read more

EASA Approves HTC Blades for Bell Huey

EASA Approves HTC Blades for Bell Huey

2-Dec-2020Source: HTC

Helicopter Technology Company (HTC) is pleased to announce approval of supplemental type certificate 10073531 for the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). This certificate/approval is issued by EASA, acting in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2018/1139 on behalf of the European Union, its member states and of the European third countries that participate in the activities... Read more

EASA issues 3rd edition of Helicopter Flight Instructor Guide

EASA issues 3rd edition of Helicopter Flight Instructor Guide

1-Dec-2020Source: EASA

This is the third edition of the Rotorcraft Flight Instructor Guide, now badged as an EASA and Together4Safety document for the first time. The guide was initially developed by the European Helicopter Safety Team (EHEST) based on the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) Flight Instructor Manual (Helicopter). CASA has kindly made this manual freely... Read more

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