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the European Union, it will no longer be covered under the
U.S./EU BASA. It may choose to remain an EASA signatory, which will smooth any pan-European issues; however,
it will need its own U.S./GB BASA, similar to the agreement
between the U.S. and Switzerland.
At this point, it is too early to speculate; however, the AEA
is watching the events unfold with a keen eye toward their
effect on aviation.

technically similar to existing FAA TSOs.
To introduce a new ETSO (Index 2), not existing in the
FAA TSO series (i.e. ETSO-2C515 Aircraft Halocarbon
Clean Agent - Handheld fire extinguisher).
The changes are expected to reduce the regulatory burden for
validation of FAA TSO authorizations by the EASA and vice
versa, to increase cost-effectiveness, and to align CS-ETSO to
the state of the art.

EASA agency decisions

Notice of proposed amendments

There were eight new agency decisions published on Aug.
2, 2016, that address revision of operational approval criteria
for performance-based navigation - air operations.
ED Decision 2016/011/R - Acceptable Means of
Compliance and Guidance Material to Annex I (Part-M),
Annex II (Part-145), Annex III (Part-66) and Annex Va
(Part-T) to Commission Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014.
Specific to the revisions to Annex II (Part 145), the following changes to the AMC/GM guidance have been added and
worthy of review:

The EASA currently has 12 active notices of proposed
amendments open for comment. The comment period for nine
of the 12 will end mid-September. Three of the NPAs specifically dealing with fuel planning and management will close
Nov. 11, 2016.
Six of the nine NPAs deal with a technical review of the theoretical knowledge syllabi, learning objectives and examination
procedures for pilot licenses: NPA 2016-03(A); (B); (C); (D);
(E); (F). One of the nine address technical requirements and
operational procedures for aeronautical information services
(NPA 2016-02).
Two of the nine NPAs have a bearing on the AEA's membership. NPA 2016-05 addresses the reorganization of CS-23 with
a comment closing date of Sept. 23, 2016; and, NPA 2016-07
addresses a regular update of CS-25 with a comment closing
date of Sept. 27, 2016.
NPA 2016-05 proposes a reorganization of Certification
Specifications CS-23 - Certification Specifications for Normal,
Utility, Aerobatic, and Commuter Category Aeroplanes.
Through this reorganization of the current CS-23, a new concept will be introduced. The EASA certification specifications
will be replaced by objective requirements that are designindependent. These objective requirements, due to their higher
abstract level, will also become suitable for current CS-VLA
aeroplanes. Therefore, the proposed new CS-23 also will
replace CS-VLA.
NPA 2016-07 proposes to amend CS 25.1309 and AMC
25.1309 in order to clarify the provisions related to the exception of cabin safety equipment from CS 25.1309(b); and amend
AMC 25.1309 in order to reflect the current aircraft and systems
development practices that make use of development assurance
levels assignments; the proposal introduces the relationship
between the severity of a failure condition and the DAL.

	

	

GM 145.A.48 Performance of maintenance
* Authorized person
* Sign-off
AMC1 145.A.48(b) Performance of maintenance

	

AMC2 145.A.48(b) Performance of maintenance
* Critical maintenance tasks

	

AMC3 145.A.48(b) Performance of maintenance
* Error-capturing methods

	

	

AMC4 145.A.48(b) Performance of maintenance
* Independent inspection
* Reinspection
AMC 145.A.48(c) Performance of maintenance
GM 145.A.48(c) Performance of maintenance
GM 145.A.48(d) Performance of maintenance - critical design configuration control limitations (CDCCL)
GM 145.A.65(b)(1) Safety and quality policy, maintenance procedures and quality system.

ED Decision 2016/013/R - CS-ETSO Amendment 11

	

	

This decision addresses an economic and harmonization
issue related to the regular update of European Technical
Standard Orders due to new or updated and improved standards for parts and appliances. More specifically, the main
objectives of this decision are as follows:
* To modify a number of ETSOs in order to harmonize
them with the corresponding FAA TSOs.
* To introduce new ETSOs (Index 1), which are

	

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benefit or would like to offer ideas for program topics at the
next AEA Europe Connect Conference, please do not hesitate
to contact the AEA. You may use the general mailbox at info@
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