EASA has proposed an update to the requirements for approval of low visibility approach operations. In place of the ‘operational demonstration’, an operator will conduct a safety assessment to demonstrate that their operation will provide an acceptable level of safety.
Enhanced Vision Systems allow pilots to see through fog, snow or dust. New rules proposed by EASA will allow operators to take advantage of this enhanced vision to operate to lower landing minima.
2017 was the safest year ever for commercial aviation. Is the premise on which EBT was built still valid?
EASA has adopted a ‘cross domain’ approach to developing new rules for all-weather operations. The hazard analysis has revealed a ‘latent safety risk’ in the exisiitng rules meaning that certain types of low-visibility approaches will not be available when new rules are published
Since 2016 private aircraft operators in Europe have had to comply with regulations for the ‘non-commercial operation of complex motor-powered aircraft’. As well as ramp checks the European Aviation Authorities are now conducting inspections and audits of these operators at their operating bases.
Modern fixed-base simulators provide the necessary ‘fidelity’ to accommodate a lot of training that is currently delivered on full flight simulators at a fraction of the cost. Taking advantage of this could save a significant proportion of an operator’s annual training budget.
On 6 March 2018 EASA hosted a workshop on the use of training devices, including flight simulation training devices (FSTDs) at their headquarters in Cologne.
Could the UK manage without EASA?
If the UK is to remain an EASA Member State then there will clearly be a price to pay.
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There’s a lot of excitement in the industry about Evidence Based Training (EBT) for pilots, but there’s also a lot of misunderstanding. Here are some ‘EBT Myths’ that I’ve heard.