Avionics News July 2017 - 15
tance of building and maintaining mutual trust.
The second day included both plenary and panel
discussions. The panel discussions included:
* A strategic look at rulemaking - cooperation for emerging technologies.
* Establishing a collaborative framework to
advance aviation safety.
* Challenge of digitalization.
* Challenges and opportunities: aircraft and
engine certification and oversight.
* Ramp inspection programs: the way forward.
* Challenges and opportunities: new CNS/
ATM technologies and safety.
The plenary session on the second day discussed the challenges of developing performancebased regulations without jeopardizing the fundamentals that have made aviation so safe.
The technical sessions on the third day included:
* Challenges and opportunities in new technology.
* Regulator and industry collaborative
* Challenges and opportunities: unmanned
* Defining a way forward for manufacturer
(U.S., EU, and others) to comply with
the EASA's operational suitability data
NPA 2017-03: In-flight recording
for light aircraft
This NPA proposes to mandate the carriage of
lightweight flight recorders for some categories
of light airplanes and light helicopters when they
are commercially operated and manufactured
three years after the date of application of the
amending regulation. In addition, this NPA proposes to promote the voluntary installation of inflight recording equipment for all other light airplanes and light helicopters and for all balloons.
The proposed changes are expected to increase
safety with limited economic and social impacts.
The deadline to submit comments is July 3, 2017. q