New European rules on flight crew licensing (FCL) could undermine business aircraft operators who depend on being able to use pilots trained in the U.S., according to the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA).
European Business Aviation Association
With less than four months to go before the March 31 deadline for aircraft operators to submit independently verified emissions reports for the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU-ETS), there is still widespread confusion as to how the verification process will work for many in the business aviation sector.
Recent pilot reports have suggested that French civil aviation authorities are requiring foreign operators to demonstrate that they have a safety management system (SMS) or flight operations quality assurance (Foqa) program before they grant traffic rights.
The Asian business aviation sector is on the brink of hatching into an extremely lucrative market. According to companies active in the region, long-anticipated growth is finally beginning to materialize.
This year’s Middle East Business Aviation show, to be held in Dubai December 7 to 9, is set to be the biggest event yet. According to Fairs & Exhibitions, the company that organizes the biennial event, the 2010 show will have about 40 percent more exhibitors than in 2008, with 350 companies booked. The number of trade visitors is expected to climb by around 27 percent to reach 7,000.
This year's Middle East Business Aviation (MEBA) show, to be held in Dubai from December 7 to 9, is set to be the biggest event yet. According to Fairs & Exhibitions, the company that organizes the biennial event, this year's show will have about 40 percent more exhibitors than in 2008, with 350 companies booked. The number of trade visitors is expected to climb to 7,000, an increase of about 27 percent.
The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) has been preparing its members for the new requirement for operators to have a safety management system (SMS). The Brussels-based group has staged a series of workshops on how to develop, implement and maintain an SMS toolkit according to the guidelines of the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC).
The fourth annual Future of Business Jets conference will be staged in London from November 10 to 11 at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel. It will address prospects in emerging markets such as the Middle East, Brazil, India and China. Also on the program are issues such as environmental impact, security restrictions, financial
The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) has formally recognized the affiliation of five new national groups to its organization. The Brussels-based industry group now encompasses the newly formed Russian United Business Aviation Association (RUBAA), the Spanish Executive Aviation Association, EBAA Belgium, the Malta Business Aviation Association and the Austrian Business Aviation Association.
The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) is organizing its first workshop on emergency response planning (ERP) on September 9 and 10. The event, which will be held in Brussels, Belgium, is intended to complement EBAA's recently published emergency response guidance manual. The workshop will cover ERP basic principles, general guidance and the framework of an emergency response.