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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

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

Inzpire mission device installed at EDA Helicopter Training Centre

Inzpire mission device installed at EDA Helicopter Training Centre

17-Jun-2021Source: Inzpire

On 26 May, Inzpire’s helicopter Mission Training Device installed at the European Defence Agency’s (EDA) Helicopter Training Centre at Sintra Airbase in Portugal was officially inaugurated during a joint visit by Portuguese Defence Minister João Gomes Cravinho, EDA Chief Executive Jiří Šedivý, EU Military Committee (EUMC) Chairman General Claudio Graziano, as well as representatives from... 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

EU wide rules on drones published

EU wide rules on drones published

14-Jun-2019Source: EASA

On 11 June 2019 common European rules on drones, Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/945 & Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/947, have been published to ensure drone operations across Europe are safe and secure. The rules will amongst others help to protect the safety and the privacy of EU citizens while enabling the free circulation of... Read more

EU approves €377 million state aid for Airbus X6

EU approves €377 million state aid for Airbus X6

7-Jul-2017Source: The European Commission

The European Commission has approved under EU state aid rules €377 million of French and German support to develop the innovative Airbus X6 heavy helicopter. The project will significantly contribute to research and innovation in the EU without unduly distorting competition in the Single Market. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “The French and... Read more

EASA launches Airworthiness Convergence project with Ukraine

EASA launches Airworthiness Convergence project with Ukraine

8-Jun-2017Source: EASA

A new chapter in EU-Ukraine aviation relations started today with the official launch of a new cooperation project between EASA and SAAU (State Aviation Administration of Ukraine) in the area of airworthiness. The three-year project, managed by EASA, is designed to support the implementation in Ukraine of EU airworthiness rules, and thus prepare the country’s... Read more

Jorge Domecq extended as EDA Chief Executive

Jorge Domecq extended as EDA Chief Executive

4-May-2017Source: EDA

Following a proposal by Federica Mogherini, the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Vice-President of the European Commission, as Head of the European Defence Agency, EDA Member States have decided unanimously to extend the initial three year mandate of Jorge Domecq as Chief Executive of the Agency for an additional two years,... Read more

BHA President Calls for Post-Brexit Reassurances

BHA President Calls for Post-Brexit Reassurances

22-Aug-2016Source: BHA

The President of the British Helicopter Association, The Lord Glenarthur, has called on the Government to do all in its power to Ensure the voice of the UK’s aviation expertise is not wasted, as the country withdraws from the EU. Speaking During a House of Lords Debate on Tuesday 5thJuly, The Lord Glenarthur said: “A... Read more

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