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UK keen on staying with European Aviation Safety Agency after Brexit

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The Prime Minister of Britain, Theresa May, has indicated that they want to be part of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) even after the UK exits from the European Union. The UK is set to leave the EU at 11 p.m. on March 29, 2019. The Prime Minister’s statement was well regarded amongst different corners of UK’s aviation industry. “We will also want to explore with the EU, the …

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Aviation safety at the top of the list of priorities for ERA

The European Regions Airline Association (ERA) met and discussed numerous safety issues that included peer support program, pilot mental health, lasers, SAFA inspection program and the group’s top safety concerns, namely airborne conflict, loss of control, fire and smoke, cyber security and conflict zones. Also addressed during the said gathering were the challenges that ERA members are facing with regards to Brexit and technical operations matters such as Opinion 06-2017 …

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EASA includes “rulemaking cooldown” in Aviation Safety Plan

The European Aviation Safety Agency’s (EASA) European Plan for Aviation Safety (EPAS) has included a “rulemaking cooldown” that reduces the number of regulatory opinions in a five-year span. Specifically, the plan states “Delivery of the number of [regulatory] opinions over the next five years has been reduced as compared to the previous years.” The EASA explained that the move is being done in part to focus on giving support on …

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EASA publishes aviation safety plan for next four years

The European Aviation Safety Agency has released its strategic plan for aviation safety for the next four years. The highlights of the 2018-2022 plan and rulemaking program include: EASA proposes what it describes as a rulemaking “cool-down” over the next five years relative to recent years. It states that it is emphasizing the support of recently accepted rules and focus on oversight and safety promotion campaigns rather than proceeding to …

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Russia and Turkey signs agreement for mutual recognition of aircraft certificates

Russia and Turkey have signed a working agreement on aircraft worthiness that would help facilitate the procedures for the mutual recognition of aircraft certification documents. The agreement was signed by Alexander Neradko, the head of Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency (FATA), and Can Erel, the Deputy Director General of Turkey’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation. Russia and Turkey would now initiate what is being called a “favorable environment” for bilateral …

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Russia: Rosaviatsia signs agreement with European Aviation Safety Agency

The federal air transport authority of Russia, Rosaviatsia, has inked an agreement with the European Aviation Safety Agency that focuses on airworthiness regulation. In part, the pact seeks to support the export of Russian-built aircraft to foreign markets. Rosaviatsia says the agreement would mean that its European counterpart “confirmed the recognition of changes” that have happened since a revamp of the Russian regulatory framework transferred aircraft certification authority away from …

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Ryanair to place “Brexit clause” into ticket sales for summer of 2019

Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair is set to include a “Brexit clause” in ticket sales for the summer of 2019, cautioning passengers that their tickets would be valid if the lingering issue that surrounds Britain’s exit from the EU is not resolved. Flying rights to, from and within the 28-nation bloc is currently covered by the EU-wide “Open Skies” pacts. However, with Brexit looming on the horizon, that arrangement has been …

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European Aviation Safety Agency Basic Regulation revamp progresses

The European Aviation Safety Agency’s (EASA) planned revamp of its Basic Regulation showed promise after members of the European Parliament Transport and Tourism Committee voted in favor of the new framework. Approval by the members of Parliament came to be after a settlement was reached over the framework late last year. “The committee’s endorsement is a crucial step forward toward concluding this multi-year process, and bringing many of the important …

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EU evaluating contingency plans to keep British planes flying over Europe

The European Commission has told European Union diplomats that they should ponder the possibility of an agreement with the UK that would keep flights going should no aviation deal be settled in time for Brexit. EU pacts let airlines operate and land in other member countries. However, Britain is set to leave the block by March 2019. With this impending development, fears are steadily rising that British carriers’ flights would …

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