Avoiding airspace infringement – launch of EU-wide campaign for General Aviation pilots

EASA and EU National Aviation Authorities today launch a coordinated safety promotion campaign on avoiding airspace infringement. The campaign which addresses European General Aviation pilots and flying instructors has been prepared because airspace infringements of General Aviation aircraft have steadily risen in the past 10 years. 

Different European videos look at airspace infringement from their unique perspectives

The campaign seeks to reach out to the European General Aviation (GA) community as widely as possible via websites, videos and further information materials produced by EASA as well as national aviation authorities from the UK, Finland and Belgium. The videos in particular take a more country-specific look at the subject while underlining the common European safety issues, rules and recommendations with regard to airspace infringement.

GA community site for stakeholder discussions on EASA website

Besides the campaign on avoiding airspace infringement, EASA initiates further safety promotion and communication efforts, such as the new GA community site to be launched next week. It will allow the GA community to connect, share insights and keep each other updated on various General Aviation topics. Also, EASA on its website recently started a monthly cartoon, Sunny Swift, which tells stories in many different European languages about tricky situations while flying, and how to avoid or solve them. 

EASA presentation at AERO

The EASA campaign on avoiding airspace infringement, the GA community site, Sunny Swift, and other communication and safety promotion efforts will be presented at the EASA stand and at EASA’s General Aviation Roadmap press & stakeholder event next week at AERO, Europe’s biggest General Aviation fair, which takes place in Friedrichshafen, Germany from 17 to 22 April 2018.