In order to promote the safety of non-commercial GA flights with light aircraft, EASA developed a Charter laying down a number of commitments for pilots performing cost-shared flights, e.g. advertised via online platforms. The charter has so far been signed by a number of online platforms since AERO in Friedrichshafen in April 2017.
Charter to promote the safety of non-commercial General Aviation flights with light aircraft
This Charter has been developed in cooperation with the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (hereafter “EASA”) in order to promote the safety of non-commercial General Aviation flights with light aircraft. By signing this Charter the flight sharing platform makes the commitment to adhere to the principles, responsibilities and values stated below. Specifically, the flight sharing platform commits to:
Inform the passengers of the different safety levels concerning non-commercial General Aviation flights with light aircraft as compared to commercial air transport operations.
Actively promote a safety oriented code of conduct for both pilots and passengers.
Provide pilots with check-lists, guidance and tutorials on safety best-practices.
Provide passengers with accurate and meaningful information on the type of aircraft flown and the pilot’s current experience and qualification.
Provide an online forum in order to promote the sharing of safety best practices within the GA pilot community.
Collect data related to flights, aircraft and pilot profiles, and to share this data with EASA and national competent authorities.
Meet annually with EASA and national competent authorities with a view to review the implementation of this Charter.
Implement the detailed elements provided in the Annex to this Charter.
Publish this Charter on the platform’s website.
The following flight sharing companies have signed and committed to the above Charter (listed in alphabetical order):
For more information please contact air_ops [at] easa.europa.eu.