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30/03/2021

We are all ONE in the sky: where are we now?

Since the beginning of 2021, the European Commission (EC) has been discussing moving to the next stages in the U-Space regulation. On 23 February, a voting session took place, and the U-Space Regulatory package has been approved.
We are all ONE in the sky: where are we now?
30/03/2021

EBAA at safety meetings Q1 2021

In Q1 2021, the EBAA safety team attended various meetings with relevant policymakers and stakeholders. Read an overview of what EBAAs input has been.
EBAA at safety meetings Q1 2021
29/03/2021

EASA Air Ops Risk Review for 2020

In late February 2021, EASA published the agency’s annual Air Ops Risk Review for 2020. The document contains a summary of the previous year from a safety perspective and a description of key tasks for EASA in 2021.
EASA Air Ops Risk Review for 2020
29/03/2021

Will 5G lead to interferences with radio altimeters?

The 5G deployment will require an increasing number of spectrum frequencies and may cause interferences with radio altimeters. While no immediate action is required, EBAA, EASA and EUROCONTROL closely monitor this potential issue.
Will 5G lead to interferences with radio altimeters?
29/03/2021

EUROCONTROL Voluntary ATM Incident Reporting

The EUROCONTROL Voluntary ATM Incident Reporting (EVAIR) team is honoured to have this opportunity to address EBAA and its members. EVAIR has been in existence for almost 15 years now and as the first voluntary ATM incident data collection scheme, it is organised at a pan-European level.
EUROCONTROL Voluntary ATM Incident Reporting
29/03/2021

Pilot Peer Support Programmes: one month after

Due to the COVID19 pandemic across the globe, the implementation deadline for Pilot Peer Support Programmes (PPSP) was postponed to February 2021, allowing operators to get a better feeling of how their crews feel about such an initiative.
Pilot Peer Support Programmes: one month after
29/03/2021

Occurrence reporting: the engine for safety improvements

Regulation (EU) 376/2014 on the reporting, analysis and follow up of occurrences in civil aviation will be well known to anyone involved in Business aviation. It’s been in force since 2015 and it is going through a consultation process for update based on the experience so far
Occurrence reporting: the engine for safety improvements
24/03/2021

Open letter to EU institutions on restoring Business aviation activity

EBAA urges national governments and the EU to coordinate and develop concrete plans to restore the free movement of people and fully restart Business aviation activity
Open letter to EU institutions on restoring Business aviation activity
22/03/2021

Brexit: Update on the future of the UK Block Permit schemes

Following several meetings with the UK CAA and the Department of Transport, EBAA has drafted an update on the possible future of the UK Block Permit scheme programme.

Brexit: Update on the future of the UK Block Permit schemes
10/03/2021

Urgent call to action on administrative barriers following brexit

EBAA urges National authorities to eliminate administrative barriers in the issuance of permits and authorisations for non-scheduled flights following the conclusion of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement
Urgent call to action on administrative barriers following brexit
24/02/2021

Antonia Gilbert appointed Chair of Austrian Business Aviation Association

EBAA congratulates Antonia Gilbert who was recently appointed chair of the Austrian Business Aviation Association.
Antonia Gilbert appointed Chair of Austrian Business Aviation Association
24/02/2021

Meet the newest EBAA members

In these challenging times members continue to see the need for EBAA’s guidance and support. Meet our new, recently joined members:
Meet the newest EBAA members
24/02/2021

EBAA welcomes launch of Spanish Business Aviation Association

This past January saw the launch of the Spanish Business Aviation Association, which aims to establish and maintain contacts with all relevant national authorities and agencies to positively influence the development of Business aviation in Spain.
EBAA welcomes launch of Spanish Business Aviation Association
23/02/2021

Augmented Approaches to Land II: An EU-Funded project

EFVS operations are a key solution to expand access at secondary aerodromes in degraded weather conditions, maximising overall flexibility of operations as well as reducing the environmental footprint of a flight.
Augmented Approaches to Land II: An EU-Funded project
23/02/2021

GAPPRE: Going the extra mile in runway safety

In January 2021, a group of more than 40 organisations, led by the Flight Safety Foundation and EUROCONTROL, presented the first volume of the work undertaken over the past 2 years. The release of the document has only suffered a delay of 2 months, despite the pandemic, proving once again the aviation’s ecosystem commitment to the mantra “Build Back Better”. 
GAPPRE: Going the extra mile in runway safety
23/02/2021

Pilot licensing: How global cooperation can help to ease pilots’ life

Global cooperation among regulatory authorities on policy frameworks, standards and certification processes is of key importance to aviation which is, by nature, a cross-border business. Council Decision (EU) 2020/1697 covers licensing and flight simulation training devices into the scope of the mutual recognition processes about safety oversight.
Pilot licensing: How global cooperation can help to ease pilots’ life
23/02/2021

Cyber Security in the European Digital Strategy: upcoming changes?

The uptake of digital technologies has grown exponentially in the last months since the beginning of the COVID19 pandemic. Since it is one of the key priorities in the European Digital Strategy by the European Commission, Business aviation is also gradually being immersed into digitalisation and needs to build cyber-resilience.
Cyber Security in the European Digital Strategy: upcoming changes?
23/02/2021

Brexit: The story's not over yet

The end of the Brexit transition period meant significant changes for our operators, notably regarding traffic rights, permits & authorisations, certifications & licences and taxation.
Brexit: The story's not over yet
05/02/2021

Brexit: Returned Goods Relief

As a result of the UK’s departure from the European Union’s single market on 31 December 2020, there has been an increase in queries regarding the application of Returned Goods Relief (RGR).
Brexit: Returned Goods Relief
27/01/2021

Extended Brexit Guidance

Following the publishing of the draft EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement, EBAA continuously provides guidance to operators on how to continue operations in a post-Brexit reality.
Extended Brexit Guidance