Progress on EASA GA Roadmap

GA Roadmap Update
IAOPA Europe Regional Meeting
Athens, 27. September 2014
EASA Organisation behind GA initiative
Task Force
Focal Point
project group
Task force to present actions by January 2015
General measures to be used
• Simplify administrative and operational procedures
• Make oversight activities more proportionate (e.g. combined
organisation approvals)
• Tailor the certification process to be more proportionate
• Move from ‘organisations’ to ‘individuals’ (e.g. empowering licenses
aviation staff)
• Encourage safety culture
• Delegation of oversight functions to end-user organisations
• Produce quick reference guide
• Reinforce GA data collection at European level
Simplifying GA aircraft maintenance
EASA opinion soon to be published:
• List of standard changes and repairs
• Can be used directly without involving EASA or an
approved design organisation
• Based on well proven practices used in General
Aviation in Europe and US.
Simpler licences for GA aircraft mechanics
EASA opinion soon to be published:
• Simplified licensing requirements for personnel
involved in avionic maintenance for GA aircraft (B2L
license) and ELA1 aeroplaned (L License)
• These simplified requirements will increase the
availability of maintenance personnel in the General
Aviation sector, through simplified knowledge
assessments, and simplified conversion of existing
Simpler aircraft maintenance
Already published Opinion 06/2013:
• Simplified Maintenance Programmes and Airworthiness
Reviews, for ELA1 and ELA2 aircraft:
• Self declaration of the maintenance programme removing the
need for approval by the competent authority.
• New simplified template and the introduction of minimum
inspection programmes, making it easier to prepare
maintenance programs for GA aircraft.
• These proposals are expected to be adopted by the
Commission in the very near future.
EASA Commitee proposals
To hopefully be adopted in October 2014
Extension of ATO transition
• Extend transition from Registered Facilities
to ATOs by another 3 years till April 2018
• Existing RFs will be allowed to provide
training for LAPL
• During this time a ‘third way’ for PPL and
LAPL flight training is to be developed.
• The content of the ‘third way’ is still not
established – it could be a continuation of
RFs or something else
Extension for third country license
• non-commercial pilots holding a third country
license can operate under existing rules for one more
year (8.april 2016) for – if the memberstate decides
• Memberstates may accept an ICAO compliant PPL
for up to 28 calendar days for specific tasks of limited
duration, such as competition flights or display flights.
(Holiday???) One acclimatisation flight required.
Medical alleviation: Special
medical circumstances
• When justified by research in new
medical technology, new medication or
new procedures a medical can be
issues to a defined number of pilots.
• At least two memberstates must
cooperate on the research project
Simplified organisational
requirements for ATOs
• Safety risk management and compliance monitoring
can be replaced by a yearly organisational review for
• The competent authority shall be notified about the
results of this review by the organisation
Backtracking on the new rules for the
Competency Based Instrument Rating
Proposal to change the hours that are credited from
”IFR time” to ”Instrument Flight Time”, i.e. ”the time
where the aircraft is controlled solely by reference to
Get your stopwatch out while flying and press it
every time you enter a cloud
Currently not logged in Europe, unable to document
Impossible to verify or enforce
Task for all of you
You need to contact the EASA Commitee
representative of you country and let
them know what you like and what you do
not like.

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