Avionics News November 2015 - 15
News & Regulatory Updates
News & Regulatory Updates
European Aviation Safety Agency
Australia: AC 145-5 v1.4
On Sept. 9, the first Maintenance and Production
Workshop took place in Cologne, Germany. It attracted
177 participants from both industry and the national aviation authorities. A wide range of topics was discussed,
including the future of safety management systems in this
area, new developments in the bilateral agreements, challenges found in Part-147 basic examinations and developments in general aviation specifically to licensing and
in the effort to reduce the burden to GA aircraft owners.
The AEA already reported on the proposal for the new
concept of the operational rules for drones in Europe in an
earlier issue of Avionics News. Recently, the EASA issued a
summary on its "proposal to create common rules for operating drones in Europe." The document on the EASA website
provides an overview of the proposed approach of the EASA.
It allows stakeholders and interested parties to get a brief and
conclusive overview of the different areas the EASA wants to
provide guidance and develop rules for such drones.
Recently, the EASA identified the commitment to general aviation and identified the objectives it feels committed to as follows:
1. IFR flying: Easier access of GA pilots to IFR rating, as a concrete measure that will improve safety.
2. Training: By the end of 2018, the third option
for licensing will be fully developed providing a
simple system for pilot training outside ATO.
3. Part-M 'Light': Work toward a simpler and more
proportionate framework for aircraft maintenance
and license - a Part-M 'Light.'
4. Technology: Continue development of CS-STAN
and other similar tools to enable the introduction
of new technologies that contribute to safety.
5. Simpler certification: Toward a simpler framework
for certifying LSA aircraft in the short term by
increasing the support to applicants (e.g. workshops, document templates, etc.) in the long term
by amending applicable regulations in order to
bring a radical simplification.
6. Industry standards: Build on the improvements of
CS-23/Part-23 on other CS or regulations in order
for the EASA to focus on its safety objectives and
to delegate the preparation of associated standards
to industry groups (ASTM, ASD etc.).
More information and the roadmap drafted by the
EASA can be accessed on the EASA website.
The Civil Aviation Safety Authority has made minor
amendments to AC 145-5 v1.4 - Implementation procedures for the technical arrangement on aviation maintenance
between CASA and CAAS.
This AC is issued to provide information and guidance
relating to the technical arrangement between the CASA
and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore dated April
This and all ACs can be found on the CASA website at
The CASA has published for public consultation NPRM
1415SS - Application of Parts 42 and 145 of CASR to large/
transport category rotorcraft used in charter operations.
This NPRM proposes amendment to Parts 42 and 145 of
Civil Aviation Safety Regulation 1998.
This notice of proposed rulemaking will be of interest to:
* Registered operators of rotorcrafts that are used in
charter operations as mentioned in paragraph 206 (1)
(b) of Civil Aviation Regulation 1988 (CAR).
* Organizations or individuals involved with the maintenance of rotorcrafts used in charter operations.
* Maintenance controllers of rotorcrafts used in charter
* Persons authorized to approve systems of maintenance and changes to systems of maintenance for
rotorcrafts used in charter operations.
Comments close Nov. 11, 2015.
View this NPRM on the CASA website at casa.gov.au/
The Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand published
the current list of regulations with its amendment levels as
of Sept. 24, 2015:
Part 1 Definitions and Abbreviations, Amendment 49.
Part 12 Accidents, Incidents and Statistics,
Part 19 Transition Rules, Amendment 18.
Part 43 General Maintenance Rules, Amendment 11.
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