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DRF Luftrettung becomes H145 Fleet Leader and Distributor of HeliMods

DRF Luftrettung becomes H145 Fleet Leader and Distributor of HeliMods

28-Feb-2024

As the first HEMS operator in Europe, DRF Luftrettung plans to introduce the “Powered Aero Loader” (PAL)™ developed by HeliMods on its H145 helicopters. The PAL™ is an electro-hydraulic stretcher loading system operated at the push of a button, which allows rapid loading and unloading of ambulance stretchers into rescue helicopters. Furthermore, both parties are... Read more

EASA Certifies Meeker Aviation EC145 C2/D2 & D3 Step Mount

EASA Certifies Meeker Aviation EC145 C2/D2 & D3 Step Mount

26-Feb-2024Source: Meeker Aviation

Meeker Aviation, a leading provider of aircraft payload mounts, today announced that it has received EASA approval for its Utility Step Mount for all models of the Airbus H145 aircraft, including the newest D3 variant. This Utility Step Mount has already received FAA and Transport Canada certification. “Our very popular H145/BK117 Utility Step Mount provides... Read more

EASA approves Garmin GFC600H on Bell 505

EASA approves Garmin GFC600H on Bell 505

26-Feb-2024Source: Bell

Ahead of HAI Heli-Expo 2024, Bell shared that Garmin’s GFC™ 600H flight control system on the Bell 505 has been approved by European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). In addition to EASA approval, GFC 600H for Bell 505 has previously received FAA and Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) approval. Bell has delivered more than 505... Read more

Entrol to exhibit H11 FTD Level 5 flight sim at Heli Expo

Entrol to exhibit H11 FTD Level 5 flight sim at Heli Expo

21-Feb-2024Source: Entrol

Entrol, the manufacturer of EASA and FAA certified FNPT, FTD and AATD flight simulators, will be attending the HAI Heli Expo to be held on February 27, 28 and 29 at the Anaheim Convention Center in California (USA). For the second consecutive year, the company – which will be located at booth 8041 and at... Read more

EPNER Selects Loft Dynamics’ VR Simulator to Train Highly Qualified Test Pilots

EPNER Selects Loft Dynamics’ VR Simulator to Train Highly Qualified Test Pilots

16-Feb-2024Source: Loft Dynamics

Loft Dynamics, a leading virtual reality (VR) flight simulation training device (FSTD) manufacturer, announced that EPNER, the world-renowned and highly selective test pilot school in France, will acquire one of the company’s EASA-qualified simulators. EPNER will use Loft Dynamics’ Airbus H125 VR FSTD to safely and efficiently train their students in executing and evaluating maneuvers... Read more

EASA publishes air mobility proposals, invites comments

EASA publishes air mobility proposals, invites comments

7-Feb-2024Source: EASA

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has launched the public consultation of Notice of Proposed Amendment (NPA) 2024-01 to proactively support aviation stakeholders in the efficient and proportionate implementation of the regulatory framework for innovative air mobility (IAM) with manned vertical take-off and landing (VTOL)-capable aircraft (VCA), more commonly known as air taxis. The NPA proposes... Read more

EASA published 2024 edition of European Plan for Aviation Safety

EASA published 2024 edition of European Plan for Aviation Safety

25-Jan-2024Source: EASA

The European Plan for Aviation Safety (EPAS) is a pivotal component of the European Commission’s strategic vision for aviation safety. It outlines the strategic priorities for aviation safety and environmental protection, the primary safety risks and other issues affecting the European aviation safety system, as well as the necessary measures to mitigate those. Designed as the Regional... Read more

EASA launches first survey for drone manufacturers

EASA launches first survey for drone manufacturers

8-Jan-2024Source: EASA

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has launched the first survey for unmanned aircraft system (UAS) manufacturers (drones and kits) to assess the existing trends and future growth of the drone domain on the EU civil market. This information will be used to support the future development of the regulatory material on UAS. EASA... Read more

Chair of EASA Management Board re-elected

Chair of EASA Management Board re-elected

15-Dec-2023Source: EASA

Piotr Samson, President of the Civil Aviation Agency of Poland, has been re-elected as Chair of the Management Board of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Samson, who has headed the Polish CAA since 2016, was first elected as Chair of the Board in 2019. As a result of today’s vote, he has been... Read more

EASA updates Easy Access Rules for Large Rotorcraft (CS-29)

EASA updates Easy Access Rules for Large Rotorcraft (CS-29)

14-Dec-2023Source: EASA

European Union Aviation Safety Agency has published the revised Easy Access Rules for Large Rotorcraft (CS-29). This Revision from November 2023 incorporates the Amendment 11, covering the CSs and AMC to: provide proportionate and cost-efficient rules in the field of the safety assessment provisions for equipment, systems and installations for rotorcraft that also maintain an overall high level of... Read more

Boost Systems exhibits Airbus H125 Human External Cargo System at European Rotors 2023

Boost Systems exhibits Airbus H125 Human External Cargo System at European Rotors 2023

6-Dec-2023Source: Boost Systems

Boost Systems, a provider of fully certified human external cargo (HEC) systems, personal carrying device systems and related training services is promoting its European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) supplemental type certificate (STC) for its Airbus H125 human external cargo system at EUROPEAN ROTORS 2023 in Madrid, Spain. This week, BOOST also announced its collaboration with... Read more

Nova to deliver mission systems for Bristow AW139 Irish SAR contract

Nova to deliver mission systems for Bristow AW139 Irish SAR contract

30-Nov-2023Source: Nova Systems

Nova Systems announced today it has been awarded a contract by Bristow Ireland Limited as the mission system integrator for Bristow’s six AW189 helicopters supporting the search and rescue on behalf of the Irish Coast Guard. Nova Systems will use their EASA approved Part 21 Design Organisation in Shannon to act as the mission system... Read more

Lilium Receives EASA Design Organization Approval

Lilium Receives EASA Design Organization Approval

28-Nov-2023Source: Lilium

Lilium N.V. (NASDAQ: LILM), developer of the first all-electric vertical take-off and landing (“eVTOL”) jet, announced that it has received Design Organization Approval from its primary regulatory authority, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (“EASA”). The award marks a major milestone for Lilium, positioning it at the forefront of the industry as a company authorized... Read more

EASA hosts inaugural meeting of Member State Network on aviation decarbonisation

EASA hosts inaugural meeting of Member State Network on aviation decarbonisation

17-Nov-2023Source: EASA

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) hosted the inaugural meeting of the ReFuelEU Aviation Member States Network on November 16. The Network will serve as a forum for exchange on implementation experiences, challenges, and promotion of best practices in the path of making aviation more environmentally friendly. It will focus on the technical implementation... Read more

ASU obtains STC for B429 from EASA

ASU obtains STC for B429 from EASA

26-Oct-2023Source: ASU

ASU has obtained a supplemental type certificate (STC) for the Bell 429 from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). “Our team has worked closely with EASA for years,” said ASU’s vice president of business development and experienced instructor pilot Chad St. Francis. “Last year, we were able to announce EASA STCs or the Bell 212, 412,... Read more

ASU awarded EASA STCs for Bell 429

ASU awarded EASA STCs for Bell 429

25-Oct-2023Source: ASU

Aviation Specialties Unlimited, Inc. (ASU), a trusted provider modifying aircraft for civil and military night vision operations for more than 26 years, received notification from EASA that ASU has obtained an STC  for the Bell 429. “Our team has worked closely with EASA for years,” said ASU Vice President of Business Development and experienced instructor... Read more

EASA proposes rules for VTOL operations, including air taxis

EASA proposes rules for VTOL operations, including air taxis

7-Sep-2023Source: EASA

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency has proposed rules for safe operations of Vertical Take-Off and Landing aircraft (VTOL), which includes air taxis, paving the way for these innovative aircraft to take to the skies in Europe’s cities. “I am happy to release this Opinion to the European Commission, which is once again the first proposal on... Read more

EASA appoint Acting Executive Director

EASA appoint Acting Executive Director

6-Sep-2023Source: EASA

Luc Tytgat has been appointed Acting Executive Director of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) with effect from September 1, 2023. Tytgat replaces Patrick Ky, who is leaving the Agency at the expiry of his second 5-year mandate. Tytgat joined EASA as Director of Strategy and Safety Management in January 2015 after having been responsible... Read more

EASA approves AS332 NVIS install by SPAES

EASA approves AS332 NVIS install by SPAES

4-Sep-2023Source: SPAES

SPAES announces the successful approval of Night Vision Imaging System (NVIS) filters in an AS 332 Airbus Helicopters. NVIS filters play a pivotal role in enhancing visibility and safety during night operations by optimizing the use of Night Vision Goggles (NVGs). These filters are intelligently designed to filter and modify the wavelengths of cockpit lighting,... Read more

Ticket Sales open for European Rotors 2023

Ticket Sales open for European Rotors 2023

23-Aug-2023Source: European Rotors

The ticket shop is now open for EUROPEAN ROTORS 2023, Europe’s largest rotorcraft-only event, is scheduled for 27–30 Nov. in Madrid, Spain, with exhibits open 28–30 Nov. It’s time to make your arrangements to attend the third edition of the one-and-only European event where you will meet the entire vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) community... Read more

EASA Annual Safety Review 2023

EASA Annual Safety Review 2023

22-Aug-2023Source: EASA

The EASA 2023 Annual Safety Review (ASR) is now online. The 2023 edition looks at the safety performance of the European aviation system in 2022. This, and other analyses carried out by EASA in collaboration with the National Aviation Authorities (NAAs) and industry is used to support the decision-making that is reflected in the European Plan for Aviation Safety (EPAS).... Read more

Preparations continue for European Rotors 2023

Preparations continue for European Rotors 2023

20-Jul-2023Source: European Rotors 2023

It’s time to adjust your schedule to attend the third edition of the one-and-only European event where you will meet the entire vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) community and grow your business. An Expanded Event in a New Venue The organisers of EUROPEAN ROTORS are preparing for their biggest show yet, expanding on and learning... Read more

DGCA signs MoU with EASA for UAS & innovative air mobility

DGCA signs MoU with EASA for UAS & innovative air mobility

13-Jul-2023Source: Indian Ministry of Civil Aviation

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) India has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for cooperation in Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Innovative Air Mobility. This MoU will focus on collaboration on unmanned aircraft and innovative air mobility between the two civil aviation authorities. This collaboration would... Read more

Loft Dynamics sees increase in demand

Loft Dynamics sees increase in demand

13-Jul-2023Source: Loft Dynamics

Loft Dynamics AG (formerly VRM Switzerland), creator of the world’s first and only virtual reality (VR) simulator authorized by a major aviation regulator, has seen unprecedented demand in the past 12 months. Regulatory authorities in aviation, including the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) in Switzerland, are... Read more

EASA partners with AFCAC to foster SAF usage in Africa

EASA partners with AFCAC to foster SAF usage in Africa

10-Jul-2023Source: EASA

The African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC) and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) organised a workshop in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on July 3-5, 2023 to accelerate the development and deployment of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) in Africa. The aim was to further the understanding of what SAF is and why it is crucial to... Read more

Lilium completes final audit towards EASA Design Organization Approval

Lilium completes final audit towards EASA Design Organization Approval

7-Jul-2023Source: Lilium

Lilium N.V. (NASDAQ: LILM), developer of the first all-electric vertical take-off and landing jet, announced that it has successfully completed the fourth and final Design Organization Approval (“DOA”) audit by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (“EASA”). The successful completion of the DOA audit is a key milestone in Lilium’s progress towards becoming an EASA... Read more

Lilium becomes only OEM with EASA and FAA certification basis for powered lift eVTOL

Lilium becomes only OEM with EASA and FAA certification basis for powered lift eVTOL

27-Jun-2023Source: Lilium

Lilium N.V. (NASDAQ: LILM), developer of the first all-electric vertical take-off and landing (“eVTOL”) jet, announced that it has received the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) G-1 Certification Basis necessary for type certificate validation of its Lilium Jet by the FAA. In 2020, Lilium’s primary airworthiness authority, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), issued its... Read more

EASA and ANAC agree cooperation on eVTOL certification

EASA and ANAC agree cooperation on eVTOL certification

16-Jun-2023Source: EASA

EASA and the National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil (ANAC Brazil)  have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to further cooperate on e-VTOL certification. The LOI was signed by the ANAC Brazil Acting President-Director, Tiago Pereira and Luc Tytgat, EASA Strategy and Safety Management Director, on June 14th 2023, during the EASA-FAA Safety Conference in Cologne.... Read more

Boost Systems awarded EASA STC for Airbus AS350/H125 HEC System

Boost Systems awarded EASA STC for Airbus AS350/H125 HEC System

16-May-2023Source: Boost Systems

Boost Human External Cargo Systems, the global leader in fully certified Human External Cargo Systems and Personal Carrying Device Systems is pleased to announce that it has now been awarded a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) supplemental type certificate (STC) for its Airbus AS350/H125 Human External Cargo System. The BOOST AS350/355/H125 HEC System has a... Read more

EASA Artificial Intelligence Roadmap 2.0 published

EASA Artificial Intelligence Roadmap 2.0 published

11-May-2023Source: EASA

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is pleased to announce the release of its AI Roadmap 2.0, which aims at taking the human-centric approach to the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) in aviation one step further. The updated roadmap expands upon the initial proposal that was published in February 2020, drawing upon the experience gained... Read more

EASA issues proposal on assessment and limitations of eVTOL noise

EASA issues proposal on assessment and limitations of eVTOL noise

10-May-2023Source: EASA

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has published the first proposal world-wide for the assessment of the noise generated by air taxis, addressing one of the top societal concerns concerning this new mode of urban transport.   The Environmental Protection Technical Specifications (EPTS) are applicable to electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft powered by... Read more

Volocopter Completes Production Setup for Electric Air Taxis

Volocopter Completes Production Setup for Electric Air Taxis

5-Apr-2023Source: Volocopter

Volocopter, the pioneer of urban air mobility (UAM), announced the opening of its production facilities in Bruchsal. The company marked this milestone with the opening of a new hangar that will host the company’s final assembly line with an airfield to conduct development flight tests as well as quality checks. All company-owned production sites, which... Read more

EASA crew performs first flight on AW609 tiltrotor

EASA crew performs first flight on AW609 tiltrotor

28-Mar-2023Source: Leonardo

On 16-17th March, in Cascina Costa di Samarate (Italy), EASA CT staff were given the chance to fly the AW609. The EASA flight crew took part in the first round of familiarisation activities for the AW609 programme. This event marks the first time EASA has flown the AW609, after the FAA’s pre-TIA (Type Inspection Authorization) flight test... Read more

CycloTech receives operational authorization for outdoor flight tests

CycloTech receives operational authorization for outdoor flight tests

13-Mar-2023Source: CycloTech

Following EASA regulations, CycloTech received permission from the national aviation safety authority, Austro Control, to perform outdoor flights with its 85kg demonstrator starting March 2023. This is another landmark for the nascent CycloRotor technology after the demonstrator’s first flights were accomplished in August 2021 indoor in the company´s flight test hall. CycloTech will now start... Read more

Heli-One Receives STC Approval for RNP Modification for H215/AS332L1e

Heli-One Receives STC Approval for RNP Modification for H215/AS332L1e

8-Mar-2023Source: Heli-One

Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, has received EASA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval for its Required Navigation Performance (RNP) Approach modification for the Airbus H215 helicopter. The modification adds RNP approach capability down to Localiser Performance with Vertical Guidance (LPV) minima which resolves future obsolescence issues for Instrument... Read more

EASA publishes updated Easy Access Rules for Small Rotorcraft

EASA publishes updated Easy Access Rules for Small Rotorcraft

1-Mar-2023Source: EASA

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency has published 4 latest Amendments of the Easy Access Rules for Small Rotorcraft (CS-27) – Amendments 7, 8, 9 and 10. This Revision from February 2023 incorporates the Amendments 7, 8, 9 and 10 covering the CSs and AMC for the following topics in addition to the Regular update of CS-29: Aircraft cyber... Read more

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

FAA, EASA, ANAC and TCCA propose new policies to streamline certification

FAA, EASA, ANAC and TCCA propose new policies to streamline certification

27-Oct-2022Source: FAA

The Certification Management Team (CMT), comprised of leaders from four civil aviation authorities, has published a strategy to develop and implement policies that streamline certification. The team includes the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA),Agencia Nacionalde Avia?ão Civil (ANAC) of Brazil, European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), and Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA). The FAA and EASA also have established a bilateral Validation Improvement... 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

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