GA Roadmap Update IAOPA Europe Regional Meeting Athens, 27. September 2014 EASA Organisation behind GA initiative Steering committee Task Force EASA GA Focal Point Network NAA GA Roadmap project group GA SSCC* EGAST (safety promotion) 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 privileges 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 holders • 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 ATOs for LAPL, PPL, SPL or BPL. • 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 instruments” 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.