Civil aviation authority

November 19, 2012 - 1:50pm

The European Aviation Safety Agency gave its first-ever approval to an electronic flight bag (EFB) with charting on November 15 when it said yes to Jeppesen’s Flight Deck Pro and Mobile TC Pro apps for iPad and iOS. The EASA approval tumbles a significant hurdle for the Boeing Flight Services unit to gain the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) approval needed to sell the new technology to European airlines. The new EFBs can be used in all phases of flight.

September 4, 2012 - 3:30pm

New data published by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) appears to confirm the widespread view among executive charter operators that few people are prosecuted for illegally flying for hire in Britain. Between April 1, 2011, and March 31, 2012, the CAA pursued 16 prosecutions for various breaches of UK aviation rules, only one of which was for illegally conducting a public-transport flight without holding an air operator certificate (AOC).

August 22, 2012 - 2:53pm
StandardAero employees and Singaporean authorities celebrate the opening of the company's helicopter facility at Seletar Airpark.

StandardAero Singapore’s helicopter operation has moved into a larger, newly constructed facility located in Seletar Aerospace Park. The new 32,300-sq-ft facility has additional floor space to accommodate future business growth. Staffed by 26 employees, StandardAero Singapore supports the Rolls-Royce 250 with component repair, field service and training.

August 13, 2012 - 4:30pm

In a July 19 address to the African Ministerial Conference on Aviation, ICAO Council president Roberto Kobeh Gonzalez attempted to calm some of the world’s concerns about aviation safety in the region.

June 4, 2012 - 12:52pm
UK politicians have expressed concern about reports of pilots falling asleep on duty under existing flight duty rules

British politicians have demanded that the UK government reject current proposals on revised flight duty and rest times from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

May 16, 2012 - 12:10am

EU-funded project Accepta is co-funding the publishing of Egnos (European Geostationary Navigation Overlay System) landing procedures and/or installing its navigation equipment at 40 additional airports in 11 European countries by the end of 2013. The countries soon to get the system at their airports include Finland, France, Italy, UK, Austria and Spain. Egnos, Europe’s equivalent of Waas GPS, has many benefits including operational, economic (especially for business aviation), safety and environmental, said the company.

May 15, 2012 - 4:35pm

Europe should prosecute pilots flying illegal charter flights within its member states. That was just one of the suggestions coming out of an industry education session on the topic at the EBACE show yesterday.

May 13, 2012 - 2:50pm

TAG Aviation (Stand 7020) was awarded the European Business Aviation Association’s prestigious Platinum Safety of Flight Award for 2012 yesterday. The award recognizes a European operator that surpasses 100,000 flight hours without incident or accident.

April 3, 2012 - 1:20am

This summer’s London Olympics dominated the agenda at the British Business and General Aviation Association (BBGA) annual conference on March 6, with the group’s patron, Prince Michael of Kent, reminding members that this is an opportunity for the industry to shine. While the high-security event poses plenty of challenges, it should provide a welcome boost to a largely service-based industry that generates almost $3.2 billion for the UK economy each year.

March 28, 2012 - 3:20am

Commercial aviation is the biggest impediment to business aviation’s growth in Asia, according to Tay Tiang Guan, deputy director general of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS). Speaking at the ABACE show conference session yesterday, Tay admitted that the rapid growth of the commercial aviation sector is taking the lion’s share of regulators’ attention and dominating airspace.

 
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