Press releases https://www.easa.europa.eu/newsroom-and-events/press-releases en EASA programme to monitor COVID-19 operations gains traction, adding major airlines and Istanbul hub https://www.easa.europa.eu/newsroom-and-events/press-releases/easa-programme-monitor-covid-19-operations-gains-traction-adding COLOGNE, June 25, 2020 –  Istanbul Airport, Air France, Iberia, Scandinavian Airlines and Turkish Airlines are among the latest aviation companies to sign up and commit to implementing EASA/ECDC guidelines for safe travel in the light of COVID-19, joining a growing network of airport operators and airlines putting measures in place to offer harmonised safe travel across Europe and beyond. Thu, 25 Jun 2020 00:00:00 +0300 116009 on Thu, 25 Jun 2020 00:00:00 +0300 EASA upgrades its website, offering dedicated area for passengers and notifications for users https://www.easa.europa.eu/newsroom-and-events/press-releases/easa-upgrades-its-website-offering-dedicated-area-passengers-and COLOGNE, June 18, 2020 – The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has upgraded its website, offering a completely new area with information for air passengers and the general public and enhancements such as notifications, so that visitors can stay informed on new developme Thu, 18 Jun 2020 00:00:00 +0300 115526 on Thu, 18 Jun 2020 00:00:00 +0300 EASA certifies electric aircraft, first type certification for fully electric plane world-wide https://www.easa.europa.eu/newsroom-and-events/press-releases/easa-certifies-electric-aircraft-first-type-certification-fully COLOGNE, June 10, 2020 - The European Union Aviation Safety Agency announced the certification of an electric airplane, the Pipistrel Velis Electro, the first type certification world-wide of a fully electric aircraft and an important milestone in the quest for environmentally sustainable aviation.   Wed, 10 Jun 2020 00:00:00 +0300 115351 on Wed, 10 Jun 2020 00:00:00 +0300 First companies sign up to EASA programme to monitor COVID-19 operations in practice https://www.easa.europa.eu/newsroom-and-events/press-releases/first-companies-sign-easa-programme-monitor-covid-19-operations COLOGNE, June 4, 2020 - The first aviation companies have signed up to the European Union Aviation Safety Agency’s (EASA) charter for the return to normal operations under COVID-19, pledging to work with their national authorities to put measures in place to support health safety – and to report back on their experiences to help other organisations with their real-life implementations.   Thu, 04 Jun 2020 00:00:00 +0300 114836 on Thu, 04 Jun 2020 00:00:00 +0300 EASA launches programme to monitor the implementation of its COVID-19 operational protocol https://www.easa.europa.eu/newsroom-and-events/press-releases/easa-launches-programme-monitor-implementation-its-covid-19 COLOGNE, May 26, 2020 - The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) today launched a programme to monitor the implementation of its COVID-19 operational guidelines in real-life situations. The Agency is inviting European airports and airlines with their national authorities to apply the new standards in practice and report back on their experience, with the objective of fine-tuning the guidelines and developing best practices.  Tue, 26 May 2020 00:00:00 +0300 114743 on Tue, 26 May 2020 00:00:00 +0300 EASA/ECDC issue joint guidelines to assure health safety in air travel despite COVID-19 pandemic https://www.easa.europa.eu/newsroom-and-events/press-releases/easaecdc-issue-joint-guidelines-assure-health-safety-air-travel COLOGNE, May 20, 2020 - The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) issued a joint document defining measures to assure the health safety of air travellers and aviation personnel once airlines resume regular flight schedules following the severe disruption caused by COVID-19. Wed, 20 May 2020 00:00:00 +0300 114650 on Wed, 20 May 2020 00:00:00 +0300 EASA publishes first rules for safe drone operations in Europe’s cities https://www.easa.europa.eu/newsroom-and-events/press-releases/easa-publishes-first-rules-safe-drone-operations-europes-cities COLOGNE, April 6, 2020 – The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has published the first view worldwide on the use and control of drones in an urban environment, balancing the desire to maximise the commercial and convenience benefits of drones against the need to ensure the safety and privacy of citizens and the potential environmental impact on our cities. Mon, 06 Apr 2020 00:00:00 +0300 112403 on Mon, 06 Apr 2020 00:00:00 +0300 EASA issues safety directive to combat spread of COVID-19 via airline travel https://www.easa.europa.eu/newsroom-and-events/press-releases/easa-issues-safety-directive-combat-spread-covid-19-airline COLOGNE, March 13, 2020 - The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued a safety directive to reduce the risk of spread of the novel coronavirus through flights to and from high risk areas. This is the first EU-wide operational measure to control the spread of COVID-19 in Europe. Fri, 13 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0200 111302 on Fri, 13 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0200 European Industry and Regulators Unite to Provide a Roadmap for Zero Emissions Aviation https://www.easa.europa.eu/newsroom-and-events/press-releases/european-industry-and-regulators-unite-provide-roadmap-zero OSLO, Norway, February 25, 2020  Key players from the European aviation industry met in Oslo to set the framework for a unique programme that will transform Norwegian air transportation and serve as a learning ground for sustainable aviation on a regional scale.   Representatives from Airbus, Avinor, Leonardo, Safran, SAS Scandinavian Airlines and Widerøe attended a meeting led by the Norwegian Civil Aviation Authority and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to initiate the work of the Task Force on Zero Emissions Aviation.  Tue, 25 Feb 2020 00:00:00 +0200 110479 on Tue, 25 Feb 2020 00:00:00 +0200 Regulators and industry unite in need to address societal concerns on drones https://www.easa.europa.eu/newsroom-and-events/press-releases/regulators-and-industry-unite-need-address-societal-concerns AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, December 10 – The vision of a world where drones are used for emergency services, local transportation or parcel delivery in our cities, can only become a reality providing safety standards are met and solutions found to issues such as noise and privacy, this year’s European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) High Level Conference on Drones concluded. Tue, 10 Dec 2019 00:00:00 +0200 107151 on Tue, 10 Dec 2019 00:00:00 +0200 ICAO, European Union and South East Asia join forces to achieve the Beijing Ministerial Declaration commitments for aviation safety https://www.easa.europa.eu/newsroom-and-events/press-releases/icao-european-union-and-south-east-asia-join-forces-achieve Ha Long, Viet Nam, 21 November 2019: In their second such event since 2018, ICAO and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) brought together South East Asian aviation officials this week to discuss new ways to improve local cooperation and strengthen regional safety performance. Thu, 21 Nov 2019 00:00:00 +0200 106507 on Thu, 21 Nov 2019 00:00:00 +0200 EASA Annual Safety Conference warns against complacency over aviation safety https://www.easa.europa.eu/newsroom-and-events/press-releases/easa-annual-safety-conference-warns-against-complacency-over HELSINKI, Finland, November 7 – The aviation industry must guard against becoming complacent about safety at a time when the number of fatal accidents in commercial aviation has been decreasing over the last decade, industry experts speaking at the European Union Aviation Safety Agency’s annual safety conference in Helsinki warned. Thu, 07 Nov 2019 00:00:00 +0200 105822 on Thu, 07 Nov 2019 00:00:00 +0200 Statement of clarification https://www.easa.europa.eu/newsroom-and-events/press-releases/statement-clarification Flyers Rights has recently published an “interview” with EASA in which comments from them have been attributed to EASA. In order to bring clarity to what we have responded by email to their written questions, and not as advertised in an interview, we are publishing our responses below.   Fri, 27 Sep 2019 00:00:00 +0300 103898 on Fri, 27 Sep 2019 00:00:00 +0300 First building block to enable safe VTOL operation and new air mobility in Europe https://www.easa.europa.eu/newsroom-and-events/press-releases/first-building-block-enable-safe-vtol-operation-and-new-air On 2 July 2019, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) released the first building block to enable the safe operation of hybrid and electrical vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft. Patrick Ky, EASA Executive Director declared “We are actively engaging with the industry to develop the right technical requirements to take benefit of the new technologies bringing safety and environmental benefits to the community. Tue, 02 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +0300 99950 on Tue, 02 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +0300 EU wide rules on drones published https://www.easa.europa.eu/newsroom-and-events/press-releases/eu-wide-rules-drones-published On 11 June 2019 common European rules on drones, Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/945 & Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/947, have been published to ensure drone operations across Europe are safe and secure. The rules will amongst others help to protect the safety and the privacy of EU citizens while enabling the free circulation of drones and a level playing field within the European Union. Tue, 11 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0300 98753 on Tue, 11 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0300 EASA at AERO 2019: Making GA safer and cheaper https://www.easa.europa.eu/newsroom-and-events/press-releases/easa-aero-2019-making-ga-safer-and-cheaper EASA focuses on a new vision while maintaining its commitment for General Aviation with the GA Roadmap 2.0 ! This year’s highlights include the launch of the EASA GA Safety Award and a revolutionary new approach to Part-21 In the past years, EASA and the European GA community have relentlessly worked at making General Aviation regulation simpler, better, accessible and more straightforward. Many waypoints of this action plan - the EASA GA Roadmap – have been achieved and presented at AERO in the past years. Thu, 11 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +0300 95516 on Thu, 11 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +0300 "Not On My Flight" campaign draws attention to safety impact of unruly behaviour on flights https://www.easa.europa.eu/newsroom-and-events/press-releases/not-my-flight-campaign-draws-attention-safety-impact-unruly Every 3 hours the safety of a flight within the EU is threatened by passengers demonstrating unruly or disruptive behaviour. At least 70% of these incidents involve some form of aggression. At least once a month the situation escalates to such a degree forcing the plane to perform an emergency landing. *   Wed, 03 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +0300 94916 on Wed, 03 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +0300 EASA suspends all Boeing 737 Max operations in Europe https://www.easa.europa.eu/newsroom-and-events/press-releases/easa-suspends-all-boeing-737-max-operations-europe Following the tragic accident of Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 involving a Boeing 737 MAX 8, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is taking every step necessary to ensure the safety of passengers.   Tue, 12 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +0200 87097 on Tue, 12 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +0200 EASA meets with groundhandling stakeholders to prepare implementation of the European roadmap on groundhandling safety https://www.easa.europa.eu/newsroom-and-events/press-releases/easa-meets-groundhandling-stakeholders-prepare-implementation Cologne – On 7th March 2019,  200 participants from national aviation authorities, aircraft operators, aerodrome operators, groundhandling service providers (GHSP), and various aerodrome associations, aircraft operator associations, groundhandling associations and trade union associations attended the first EASA Conference on Groundhandling (GH). Fri, 08 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +0200 82568 on Fri, 08 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +0200 EASA report on “Effectiveness of Flight Time Limitation” recommends enhancing fatigue mitigation measures to prevent fatigue among aircrew https://www.easa.europa.eu/newsroom-and-events/press-releases/easa-report-“effectiveness-flight-time-limitation”-recommends Scientific study conducted by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency recommends enhancing mitigation measures concerning flight and duty time limitations and rest requirements to prevent high fatigue among aircrew during night flights. Fri, 01 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +0200 74879 on Fri, 01 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +0200 European aviation report: continued growth of aviation poses environmental challenges https://www.easa.europa.eu/european-aviation-report-continued-growth-of-aviation-poses-environmental-challenges Continued growth of the aviation sector has produced economic benefits and connectivity in Europe, however environmental and health impacts have increased and are expected to grow substantially in the next 20 years. In particular the predicted increase in greenhouse gas emissions, if not addressed, could undermine efforts to mitigate climate change and limit the global temperature rise to below the target of 2degC in the Paris Agreement.   Thu, 24 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +0200 69827 on Thu, 24 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +0200 The EU paves the way to establish the common European drone services market https://www.easa.europa.eu/newsroom-and-events/press-releases/eu-paves-way-establish-common-european-drone-services-market Today the European Commission, EASA and the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management together with the National Authorities and industry adopted the “Amsterdam Declaration” concluding two days of lively discussions at the EASA High Level Conference on Drones. Wed, 28 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0200 67142 on Wed, 28 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0200 High Level Conference on Drones explores future drone market and new European drone regulation https://www.easa.europa.eu/newsroom-and-events/press-releases/high-level-conference-drones-explores-future-drone-market-and-new Drone experts from all over the world are gathering in Amsterdam on 27-28 November 2018 for this year’s EASA High Level Conference on Drones. Mon, 26 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0200 67031 on Mon, 26 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Vision for the future of General Aviation takes shape at EASA’s Annual Safety Conference https://www.easa.europa.eu/newsroom-and-events/press-releases/vision-future-general-aviation-takes-shape-easa’s-annual-safety EASA’s Annual Safety Conference 2018 was closed by Executive Director Patrick Ky yesterday, setting out the Agency’s commitments as part of GA Roadmap 2.0 for a truly innovative, better, cheaper and safer General Aviation (GA) in Europe! Conveying a great sense of community and energetic spirit, the 2-day conference on GA provided a fruitful ground for a positive and much needed cooperation between all stakeholders to take on the challenges that come with the innovation of GA.  Thu, 08 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0200 65424 on Thu, 08 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0200 EU and China strengthen their partnership in Madrid https://www.easa.europa.eu/newsroom-and-events/press-releases/eu-and-china-strengthen-their-partnership-madrid Madrid, 30 October 2018 The Spanish Aviation Safety and Security Agency (AESA) hosts the second Aviation Safety conference between the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) supported by the EU-China Aviation Partnership project (APP). The EASA- CAAC Conference consolidates its status as main discussion platform for the Chinese and European stakeholders after its first edition in April 2017. Tue, 30 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 65370 on Tue, 30 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 EASA paves the way to enable safe air travel of urban air mobility and air taxi aircraft https://www.easa.europa.eu/newsroom-and-events/press-releases/easa-paves-way-enable-safe-air-travel-urban-air-mobility-and-air On 15th October, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) opened a public consultation on its proposal of airworthiness standards which will enable the certification of small vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft. This is to develop the first component of the regulatory framework to enable the safe operation of air taxi and electric VTOL (eVTOL) aircraft in Europe.  Mon, 15 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0300 48819 on Mon, 15 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0300 The European Union enhances cooperation on civil aviation with Latin America and the Caribbean https://www.easa.europa.eu/newsroom-and-events/press-releases/european-union-enhances-cooperation-civil-aviation-latin-america Mon, 01 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0300 48657 on Mon, 01 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0300 ICAO, European Union and South East Asia working together for cheaper, safer and more sustainable aviation https://www.easa.europa.eu/newsroom-and-events/press-releases/icao-european-union-and-south-east-asia-working-together-cheaper Bangkok, Thailand, 12th September 2018: Cheaper, safer and more environmentally sustainable aviation with less delays will be enabled by the ASEAN Single Aviation Market and Seamless ASEAN Sky. Challenges and opportunities were discussed at the first ICAO-EASA forum on Civil Aviation in South East Asia.  Mon, 17 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0300 48495 on Mon, 17 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0300 The future of GA - safer, simpler, more affordable https://www.easa.europa.eu/newsroom-and-events/press-releases/future-ga-safer-simpler-more-affordable EASA’s Annual Safety Conference ‘A Vision for the Future of General Aviation’ (6-7 Nov 2018 in Vienna/Austria) on safer, simpler and more affordable flying introduces the new era of innovation and sharing of airspace, flights in General Aviation The conference will launch a new European GA strategy focusing on safer, simpler and more affordable flying, with panels on innovation, safe and more affordable aircraft as well as the sharing of flights but also airspace. Thu, 06 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0300 48309 on Thu, 06 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0300 EASA welcomes new rules on mental fitness of air crew https://www.easa.europa.eu/newsroom-and-events/press-releases/easa-welcomes-new-rules-mental-fitness-air-crew Today, the European Union published new safety rules on air operations, including new provisions to better support the mental fitness of air crew. The Regulation includes the following safety measures: Wed, 25 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +0300 47747 on Wed, 25 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +0300 EU-LAC project: The European Union strengthens civil aviation ties with Latin America and the Caribbean https://www.easa.europa.eu/newsroom-and-events/press-releases/eu-lac-project-european-union-strengthens-civil-aviation-ties The European Union (EU) and Latin American states celebrated yesterday the launch of a new project to enhance their ties in civil aviation. This four-year project, managed by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), aims to enhance aviation safety, and promote the political, economic and environmental partnership between the EU and Latin America in the domain of civil aviation. Wed, 18 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +0300 47671 on Wed, 18 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +0300 CAAS, EASA and AIRBUS collaborate to advance safety of unmanned aircraft systems in urban environments https://www.easa.europa.eu/newsroom-and-events/press-releases/caas-easa-and-airbus-collaborate-advance-safety-unmanned-aircraft The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Airbus have agreed to collaborate in the development of safety standards and regulatory requirements for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in urban environments. The tripartite Project Document, which lays out the areas of collaboration, was signed by representatives from CAAS, EASA and Airbus. Fri, 13 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +0300 47544 on Fri, 13 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +0300 EC225 helicopter accident in Norway https://www.easa.europa.eu/newsroom-and-events/press-releases/ec225-helicopter-accident-norway-0 The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) takes note of the publication today by the Accident Investigation Board Norway (AIBN) of the investigation report of the tragic accident of an Airbus Helicopters EC225 (registration number LN-OJF) which occurred on 29 April 2016 in Norway. The Agency’s thoughts remain with the families and friends of the victims of this tragic accident. EASA acknowledges the significant work of the AIBN to carry out an extensive investigation into the accident of LN-OJF. Thu, 05 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +0300 47412 on Thu, 05 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +0300 EASA takes on new responsibilities https://www.easa.europa.eu/newsroom-and-events/press-releases/easa-takes-new-responsibilities The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) welcomes the adoption by the Council of the European Union of updated aviation safety rules for Europe which include a new mandate for EASA. This new mandate consolidates EASA’s scope to cover the full spectrum of the aviation landscape and reinforces the European aviation system as a whole, with the possibility for EASA and European Member States to work closer together in a flexible way. Fri, 29 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0300 47357 on Fri, 29 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0300 EASA meets with airlines, crew members and authorities to support implementation of flight time limitations rules https://www.easa.europa.eu/newsroom-and-events/press-releases/easa-meets-airlines-crew-members-and-authorities-support Today 180 participants from the European aviation industry participated in a workshop organized by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) on flight time limitation (FTL) rules and fatigue risk management (FRM). This workshop is the third FTL workshop organized by EASA to gain valuable feedback and insights from airlines on the implementation of the rules and into how authorities oversee Europe’s airlines’ FTL schemes.  Thu, 24 May 2018 00:00:00 +0300 46798 on Thu, 24 May 2018 00:00:00 +0300 EASA’s Management Board re-elects Patrick Ky as the Agency’s Executive Director https://www.easa.europa.eu/newsroom-and-events/press-releases/easa’s-management-board-re-elects-patrick-ky-agency’s-executive Cologne 23 April 2018 -  EASA’s Management Board re-elects Patrick Ky as the Agency’s Executive Director  Mon, 23 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0300 46219 on Mon, 23 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0300 EASA at AERO 2018: A vision for the future of General Aviation (GA) https://www.easa.europa.eu/newsroom-and-events/press-releases/easa-aero-2018-vision-future-general-aviation-ga At this year’s AERO international GA fair (Friedrichshafen, Germany, 18th- 21st April 2018), EASA Certification Director Trevor Woods and his team presented the latest achievements of the GA Roadmap where milestones have been reached and implementation of many improved rules has started to happen. Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0300 46365 on Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0300 EASA publishes the first Opinion on safe drone operations in Europe https://www.easa.europa.eu/newsroom-and-events/press-releases/easa-publishes-first-opinion-safe-drone-operations-europe The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) published the first formal Opinion on safe operations for small drones in Europe. This formal Opinion is an important stepping-stone to keep drone operations safe and secure and build a wider regulatory framework. Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0200 45386 on Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0200 EASA publishes the 2018-2022 European Plan for Aviation Safety https://www.easa.europa.eu/newsroom-and-events/press-releases/easa-publishes-2018-2022-european-plan-aviation-safety The European Aviation Safety Agency published the 2018-2022 European Plan for Aviation Safety (EPAS), which also includes the Agency’s rulemaking programme. The EPAS, a key component of the European Aviation Safety Programme, provides a coherent and transparent framework for safety work at European level, helping the identification of major safety risks and defining the actions to take. Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0200 45389 on Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0200 EASA issues single Production Organisation Approval to Airbus Helicopters https://www.easa.europa.eu/newsroom-and-events/press-releases/easa-issues-single-production-organisation-approval-airbus Marignane, 5th February 2018 – The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Airbus Helicopters have just implemented a new single Production Organisation Approval (POA). This replaces previous national approvals from France, Germany and Spain by a single, integrated framework allowing for simplified industrial exchanges between Airbus Helicopters’ manufacturing facilities and supporting the company’s industrial strategy of site specialisation across Europe.  Mon, 05 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0200 45108 on Mon, 05 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0200 EASA informs airlines and passengers about how to fly safely with Portable Electronic Devices containing Lithium Batteries https://www.easa.europa.eu/newsroom-and-events/press-releases/easa-informs-airlines-and-passengers-about-how-fly-safely As some of us prepare to travel for the end of year holidays, the European Aviation Safety Agency publishes a Safety Information Bulletin (SIB) to inform airlines and passengers on how to fly safely carrying Portable Electronic Devices (PED). PED containing lithium batteries such as laptops, mobile phones, tablets, electronic cigarettes should be carried in the passenger cabin, to enable the crew to react rapidly in case an incident involving such a PED occurs.    Tue, 19 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0200 44647 on Tue, 19 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0200 EASA addresses aviation’s impact on climate change https://www.easa.europa.eu/newsroom-and-events/press-releases/easa-addresses-aviation’s-impact-climate-change The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) proposes today that newly designed aeroplane types meet a CO2 standard from the 1st of January 2020, and that aeroplane types already in-production meet a separate CO2 standard starting from the 1st of January 2023. The objective of this so-called ‘Opinion’ published on 7 November 2017 by EASA is to incentivise the incorporation of the latest fuel efficiency technology into aeroplane designs, and to address the predicted increase in CO2 emissions. Tue, 07 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0200 43860 on Tue, 07 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0200 EASA inaugurates Singapore office https://www.easa.europa.eu/newsroom-and-events/press-releases/easa-inaugurates-singapore-office Singapore 11 October 2017 - The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) officially opened on 11 October 2017 a regional office in Singapore. EASA’s Singapore office will strengthen the well-established partnership between the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and EASA, and will support the aviation industry from Singapore and Europe. The regional office will also be competent for the entire South-East Asia region.  Wed, 11 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0300 43556 on Wed, 11 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0300 CAAS and EASA expand collaboration with new working arrangement on airworthiness certification https://www.easa.europa.eu/newsroom-and-events/press-releases/caas-and-easa-expand-collaboration-new-working-arrangement   Thu, 13 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0300 23481 on Thu, 13 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0300 EASA publishes Opinion with initial pilot licensing requirements to address loss of control in-flight (LOC-I) https://www.easa.europa.eu/newsroom-and-events/press-releases/easa-publishes-opinion-initial-pilot-licensing-requirements The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) published an Opinion proposing amendments to the training requirements for initial pilot licensing to prevent loss of control in flight situations. The so called “upset prevention and recovery training” (UPRT) requirements aim to make pilots more resilient in coping with unexpected aircraft upset situations. The requirements are based on International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards and recommended practices and have been developed by EASA in consultation with leading industry experts. Fri, 30 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0300 23403 on Fri, 30 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0300 EASA publishes safety information on Wake Vortex https://www.easa.europa.eu/newsroom-and-events/press-releases/easa-publishes-safety-information-wake-vortex EASA published today a Safety Information Bulletin (SIB) to remind pilots and air traffic controllers about the risks associated with wake turbulence encounters at high altitude and about the applicable precautionary measures. Every flying aircraft generates turbulence in its wake. This wake turbulence consists of a pair of counter-rotating vortices that can persist for several minutes behind the generating airplane, naturally descending. Actual motion strongly depends on the prevailing wind and atmospheric conditions. Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0300 22744 on Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0300 Successful Annual EASA-FAA International Safety Conference comes to an end https://www.easa.europa.eu/newsroom-and-events/press-releases/successful-annual-easa-faa-international-safety-conference-comes On 14-16 June 2017 in Brussels, senior aviation representatives from around the globe have discussed global aviation safety issues at the Annual EASA-FAA International Safety Conference. Around 300 participants, representing 22 authorities, 26 associations and 82 individual companies have come together to discuss among many topics mutual trust, emerging technologies, digitalization and securing fundamentals. The next Conference will take place in Washington in June 2018. Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0300 22707 on Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0300 2017 EASA Annual Safety Review published https://www.easa.europa.eu/newsroom-and-events/press-releases/2017-easa-annual-safety-review-published EASA publishes today the 2017 edition of its Annual Safety Review. The analysis in this year’s review provides a statistical summary of aviation safety in the EASA Member States and identifies the most important safety challenges faced in European aviation today. This data-driven analysis will lead to the development of safety actions across domain-specific safety risk portfolios and will define the priorities on which the Agency will focus on. These priorities will be presented in the next edition of the European Plan for Aviation Safety to be published in December 2017. Wed, 14 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0300 22700 on Wed, 14 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0300 EASA launches Airworthiness Convergence project with Ukraine https://www.easa.europa.eu/newsroom-and-events/press-releases/easa-launches-airworthiness-convergence-project-ukraine A new chapter in EU-Ukraine aviation relations started today with the official launch of a new cooperation project between EASA and SAAU (State Aviation Administration of Ukraine) in the area of airworthiness. The three-year project, managed by EASA, is designed to support the implementation in Ukraine of EU airworthiness rules, and thus prepare the country’s participation to EASA’s activities. Wed, 07 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0300 22617 on Wed, 07 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0300 EASA and Italian Ministry of Defence sign Cooperation Arrangement on Aviation Safety https://www.easa.europa.eu/newsroom-and-events/press-releases/easa-and-italian-ministry-defence-sign-cooperation-arrangement The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Directorate for Air Armaments and Airworthiness (DAAA) of the Italian Ministry of Defence signed on 12 May 2017  in Cologne a Cooperation Arrangement on Aviation Safety. Both entities have agreed to cooperate, within the airworthiness domain, on areas such as drones including airworthiness certification and insertion into civil airspace, aviation safety, cybersecurity and environment.   Wed, 17 May 2017 00:00:00 +0300 22511 on Wed, 17 May 2017 00:00:00 +0300