EASA published Opinion No 11/2013 on the licensing and medical certification of air traffic controllers on 3 December 2013. The main objectives of this rulemaking task are to facilitate the mobility of air traffic controllers by the recognition of licences at EU level and the integration within the Functional Airspace Blocks by the establishment of common training standards for ATCO training organisations and by the recognition of their certificates. The Opinion also establishes the necessary synergies for aero-medical examiners and centres involved in the medical certification of pilots and air traffic controllers. Furthermore, it provides for cost-effectiveness and contributes to the reduction of regulatory tasks at national level. It ensures a smooth transition towards the truly harmonised qualification and training requirements and towards the uniform licensing scheme by a flexible opt-out time frame.
The Agency proposes to issue a Certification Memorandum on ‘Helicopter Night Vision Image Systems’ (EASA Proposed CM-FT-001 Issue 01). The related document is available for public consultation under Current consultations page
The Agency proposes to issue a Certification Memorandum on ‘Helicopter External Loads Personnel Carrying Device System’ (EASA Proposed CM-CS-005 Issue 01). The related document is available for public consultation under Current consultations page
Protection of source of information
To maintain a high level of civil aviation safety a reporting system of safety information is essential for the implementation of an effective Safety Management System by approved organisations. This is a part of the European Aviation Safety Programme and in the establishment of State Safety Programmes by Member States. read more