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07/06/2021

Latest Updates on flights in the Belarussian FIR

EUROCONTROL reported there were no flights conducted by EU27 carriers to/over/from Belarus airspace on Sunday 6 June.
Latest Updates on flights in the Belarussian FIR
04/06/2021

EASA publishes results of UAM societal acceptance study

On 19 May, EASA shared the results of a comprehensive study on public perception of Urban Air Mobility (UAM) solutions, conducted over a period of 6 months.
EASA publishes results of UAM societal acceptance study
04/06/2021

EBAA becomes a member of the Flight Safety Foundation

The EBAA team is proud to report becoming a member of the prestigious Flight Safety Foundation in early May.
EBAA becomes a member of the Flight Safety Foundation
04/06/2021

EASA organises Ramp-Up Safety Week

As the aviation industry prepares itself for the summer season, the safety of operations relies on resilient management systems and the whole aviation community working together.
EASA organises Ramp-Up Safety Week
04/06/2021

ICAO VOLCEX21 planned for November 2021

As an anniversary of sorts, the Volcanic Ash Exercise 2020 (VOLCEX20) was planned as a reenactment of the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull volcano (Iceland) in April 2010. For well know reasons the VOLCEX20 was canceled last year, but it is coming back on the 16th of November 2021.
ICAO VOLCEX21 planned for November 2021
04/06/2021

Reduced Required Landing Distance formally available on 12 August

Together with the Global Reporting Format (GRF), the new possibility of Reduced Required Landing Distance (RRLD) operations for Business Aviation Commercial and non-scheduled operations becomes formally available on the 12th of August.
Reduced Required Landing Distance formally available on 12 August
04/06/2021

ICAO Global Reporting Format Implemented in August

On the 12th of August, the ICAO Global Reporting Format (GRF) will come into effect in EASA states, a few months ahead of the FAA date in October and the ICAO global effective date of 4th November.
ICAO Global Reporting Format Implemented in August
28/05/2021

EBAA’s Ambassador Programme gathers momentum

EBAA’s recently launched Ambassador programme is going from strength to strength, with 18 industry leading companies signed up to support the initiative.
EBAA’s Ambassador Programme gathers momentum
21/05/2021

How is SAF implemented in the legislation of EU member states?

Whilst the Business aviation operators are committed to make their industry greener and sustainable and the ReFuel EU Aviation initiative of the European Commission is becoming more and more concrete, several national legislations already make the use of biofuel mandatory for the airlines.
How is SAF implemented in the legislation of EU member states?
10/05/2021

Brexit impacts EGNOS’s service delivery

The UK government decided to withdraw its participation from the EGNOS programme.
Brexit impacts EGNOS’s service delivery
10/05/2021

New grant opportunities to deploy EGNOS

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Funding is available from the European GNSS Agency to speed up the uptake of EGNOS-based applications in all means of transport, including aviation. Bids can be submitted up to July, 19th, 2021.
New grant opportunities to deploy EGNOS
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