I need your advice on a HR-SPO issue.
A NAA announced today informally to deny an application for HR-SPO (HESLO) with a single engine due to "safety reasons".
The area of operation is non-congested. The questions whether TS are considered third-persons was denied. Another reason stated by the NAA was the fact "that there is no safe forced landing area", a subject which is dealt with in CAT.POL.H.305 and as such not applicable to Part-SPO.
When mentioning to them, that there are no performance requirements in Part-SPO and the only concern in terms of high-risk is the risk to third-parties or third-property, the answer from the NAA was along the lines of "You can get an official denial and take it to court" and "We have always decided to only allow a twin-engine for the task".
Knowing the EASA GUIDELINES for coordination of cross-border high-risk commercial specialised operations (here E.1.5.) and the requirements for HR-SPO for both authorities and operators, i was really surprised about this kind of answer.
Individuals in NAA's are exactly the reason for the European Regulator having published these guidelines to avoid these kind of "interpretation" of the regulation.
How would you approach this situation?
Today EASA issued the first design specifications for vertiports. An exciting step.
Simple, cheap and effective? Claude Vuichard 'Woolometer'
Claude Vuichard recently published this video teaser demonstrating how to use the 'Woolometer': https://www.facebook.com/vrasf/videos/947065545979520/.
Share your opinion in the Comments section.
More inspiring safety videos on the Vuichard Recovery Aviation Safety Foundation website: https://www.facebook.com/vrasf/videos/?ref=page_internal
Maintenance Human Factors: The Dirty Dozen and More
Published on March 22, 2022
The Dirty Dozen identifies human and operational Maintenance error factors.
Not new but still very much inspiring!
See also this SKYbrary article (https://skybrary.aero/articles/human-factors-dirty-dozen) and the FAA Human Factors in Maintenance website (https://www.faa.gov/about/initiatives/maintenance_hf), directed by Bill Johnson, retired.
Lots of resources there including :
- a Manual (https://www.faa.gov/about/initiatives/maintenance_hf/library);
- videos (https://www.faa.gov/about/initiatives/maintenance_hf/videos); and
- training tools (https://www.faa.gov/about/initiatives/maintenance_hf/training_tools).
There are Dirty Dozen posters for Helicopter on the internet.
Good idea to use posters in Maintenance and CAMO facilities.
EASA has published on March 17, 2022 a Safety Information Bulletin warning of the increased probability of problems with Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) in the current context of the Russian invasion of Ukraine:
The SIB proposes mitigation actions to be taken by the National Aviation Authorities, Air Navigation Service Providers and air operators to address the issue that spoofing and/or jamming has intensified in geographical areas surrounding the conflict zone and in other areas.
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Bruce Webb H/V Diagram Episode 4 video, March 2022
Episode 4 completes the H/V Diagram series and offers some practical recommendations on performing a successful autorotation.
Wellbeing in Aviation Awareness Week is finally here. Today we start by thinking about what we really mean when we use the word "Wellbeing".
Check out today's article on the EASA Air Ops Community and let us know in the comments what your thoughts are on wellbeing in aviation. What does it mean? How can wellbeing help us all perform better, be more fulfilled and create more effective organisations?
Bruce Webb H/V Diagram Episode 3 video, March 2022
In Episode 3 of the HV Diagram series, Bruce Webb examines the operational realities of an autorotation.
Appel à candidature Prix de l'Innovation Air & Espace 2022 de l'Aéro-Club de France
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