Aviation Regulations Updates is the industry's most comprehensive source of up-to-date European aviation regulatory information.
Updated monthly, Aviation Regulations Updates keeps you up-to-date with recent and proposed changes to EU Regulations and EASA Agency Measures relating to air operations and airworthiness. In addition, we also review and highlight information published by the UK CAA where relevant.
18/11/2020 EASA General Updates - November 2020 28/09/2020 General Updates - September 2020 28/09/2020 Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/1234 28/09/2020 EASA Covid 19 Updates - September 2020 09/09/2020 ToR RMT.0731 - New air mobility 08/09/2020 TOR RMT.0726 - Rotorcraft occupant safety in the event of a bird strike 07/09/2020 Product Certification Consultations 01/09/2020 Design & Certification Newsletter 18/08/2020 ED Decision 2020/014/R 06/08/2020 Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1159 29/07/2020 Provision of ground handling services at aerodromes following COVID-19 outbreak 22/07/2020 EASA publishes FAQ on European Drones Regulation 20/07/2020 EASA publishes FAQ on European Drones Regulation 16/07/2020 Airspace of Iran - CZIB-2020-01R1
EASA Technical Publications
Easy Access Rules for Air Operations – now available online as a free download
The merged and easy-to-read document includes:
- the Air Operations Implementing Regulation EU 965/2012 including all its amending regulations up to EU 2018/394
- all respective Acceptable Means of Compliance/Guidance Material (AMC/GM)
Easy Access Rules for Initial Airworthiness – now available online as a free download
Easy Access Rules for Part-21, Airworthiness and Environmental Certification. This document includes the Implementing Acts(IA) and the Acceptable Means of Compliance/Guidance Material (AMC/GM) in a merged, easy-to-read format. It will be updated within a certain time period after each substantial change to the IA and/or AMC&GM.
Easy Access Rules for Part-M, Continuing Airworthiness
This document includes the Implementing Acts (IA) and the Acceptable Means of Compliance/Guidance Material (AMC/GM) in a merged, easy-to-read format. It will be updated within a certain time period after each substantial change to the IA and/or AMC&GM.
28/09/2020 EASA Covid 19 Updates - September 2020
Whilst the Covid 19 pandemic continues to cause mayhem within the aviation industry EASA is continuously devising methods to ensure that operations can continue as normal as possible while remaining safe and the Agency recognises there are significant matters that need to be tackled. EASA remains fully committed to meet the needs of the industry so that aviation can remain operational and safe for everyone.
New guidelines in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic addressed to European aviation training providers and competent authorities are now available for download.
The guidance details how to conduct theoretical parts of required training for aviation personnel in the domains of Aircrew, Continuing Airworthiness, Air Operations, and Air Traffic Controllers’ licences and certificates in a virtual classroom
The European Commission published two Commission Implementing Regulations, postponing the dates of application of certain measures in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1176 of 7 August 2020 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1387 as regards postponing dates of application of certain measures in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Air Traffic Management / Air Navigation Services
Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1177 of 7 August 2020 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/469 as regards postponing dates of application of certain measures in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Safety Information Bulletin SIB 2020-14 is addressed to continuing airworthiness management organisations (CAMOs), maintenance organisations (MOs), and competent national airworthiness authorities (NAAs) in relation to aircraft that have been stored due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The SIB was issued following reports of unreliable speed and altitude indications during the first flight(s) following the aircraft leaving storage, caused by contaminated air data systems resulting from obstruction of pitot probes and static port orifices.
The SIB provides recommendations for cleaning and inspecting the pitot static system during the return back to service of aircraft, along with recommendations for oversight. It should be read in conjunction with the EASA Guidance on ‘Return to service of aircraft from storage in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic’.
The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has been working steadily, in close cooperation with the FAA and Boeing, to return the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to service as soon as possible, but only once it is convinced it is safe.
EASA has been working with the FAA and Boeing to schedule its flight tests, a process which has been hindered by COVID-19 travel restrictions between Europe and the United States.
These test flights have now been completed and they took place in Vancouver, Canada due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.
European Aviation Associations and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) agreed to strengthen efforts to ensure a consistent and safe travel experience for passengers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic and the associated travel restrictions have had a devastating impact on air traffic and put at risk millions of jobs that rely on air connectivity. As Europe seeks to reopen, it is essential that operations are marked by consistent implementation of passenger safety procedures across the continent.
EASA and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) have developed protocols for the measure’s airports, airlines and operators should adopt to ensure a safe return to normal operations.
Following the publication of guidelines on the importance of resilient air operators' management systems in the COVID-19 recovery phase, EASA has complemented the approach by publishing two practical scenarios.
The first practical scenario addresses a legacy or low cost operator restarting its activity; the second one addresses a charter operator.
A third scenario, which will address “business operators”, will be ready by end of July 2020. All scenarios were agreed with a task force composed of representatives of EASA, authorities and airlines.
16/07/2020 EASA Covid 19 Updates
Whilst the Covid 19 pandemic continues to cause mayhem within the aviation industry EASA is continuously devising methods to ensure that operations can continue as normally as possible while remaining safe, and the Agency recognises there are significant matters that need to be tackled. EASA remains fully committed to meet the needs of the industry so that aviation can remain operational and safe for everyone.
As a result of the above in June 2020 EASA has published guidelines for air operators on the role of operator’s management system in the COVID-19 recovery phase. A team of experts from EASA, industry representatives and national authorities worked together to develop a document aimed at supporting air operators in identifying the safety threats associated with their return to normal operation.