COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2018/1975 of 14 December 2018 amending Regulation (EU) No 965/2012 as regards air operations requirements for sailplanes and electronic flight bags
Dated: December 2018
Aircrew medical fitness
At a meeting of the EASA Committee held on 20-21 February, a positive vote was made on a Draft Commission Regulation based on EASA Opinion 14/2016 amending Commission Regulation (EU) No 965/2012.
The changes to the Air OPS implementing rules will introduce preventive measures that will require EU airlines to carry out a psychological assessment of pilots before commencing line flying and to ensure that pilots have access to a pilot support programme.
EU airlines will be required to carry out systematic drug and alcohol (D&A) testing of flight and cabin crew upon employment, after a serious incident or accident; following a reasonable suspicion; and unannounced testing after rehabilitation and return to work.
Member States will have to carry out mandatory random alcohol testing of flight and cabin crew, either within the ramp inspection programme or by other state officials, e.g. police, to ensure an additional safety barrier.
A two year transition period will allow Member States, airlines and EASA to prepare for the upcoming changes.
Dated: March 2018
Terrain awareness warning systems (TAWS) for newly manufactured aircraft
At a meeting of the EASA Committee held on 20-21 February, a positive vote was made on a Draft Commission Regulation based on EASA Opinion 15/2016 amending Commission Regulation (EU) No 965/2012.
The changes to the requirements for the installation of TAWS align the implementing rules with ICAO provisions contained in Annex 6.
Dated: March 2018
Automatic validation of flight crew licences and multi-crew pilot licence take-off and landing
At a meeting of the EASA Committee held on 20-21 February, a positive vote was made on a Draft Commission Regulation based on EASA Opinions 03/2017 and 16/2016 amending Commission Regulation (EU) 1178/2011 as regards automatic validation of flight crew licences and multi-crew pilot licence take-off and landing.
Introduction of the automatic validation of flight crew licences amendment will allow recognition of the European Flight Crew Licensing Regulations at an ICAO level and will resolve some SAFA findings issues for EU operators. The multi-crew pilot licence amendment will allow for a reduction in the number of take-off and landings needed to qualify for a multi-crew licence, subject to satisfactory performance.
Dated: March 2018
ATM Implementing Regulation update
EASA has recently published an ‘Easy Access Rules’ consolidation of Regulation (EU) 2017/373 – the Air Traffic Management Common Requirements Implementing Regulation (ATM IR) – supporting Acceptable Means of Compliance and Guidance Material.
Dated: December 2017
Part NCC of the EASA Air Operations Regulation
On 25 August 2016 Part-NCC will be in effect and covers non-commercial operations being undertaken with complex motor-powered aircraft.
If you are an operator based in the UK, you need to declare this to us. We have created an online form to make the declaration process as easy as possible.
Declarations can be made online using the link below. All declarations must be made before 25 August.
Dated: June 2016
New European Pilot Regulations: A Quick Guide
Posted: March 2012
European and International Developments – Quarterly Update – 1 July – 30 September 2011
Posted: October 2011
The Review Site for Newly Issued and Proposed European Aviation Rules – Baines Simmons
Posted: June 2011
Outline Brief on progress with the SERA Project
Dated: February 2011
Standardised European Rules of the Air (SERA) – Comments
Dated: November 2010