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Safety Operations

EASA Rulemaking

  • Flexibility and cost reduction
  • Level playing field, harmonisation and standardisation between Member States
  • Level playing fields and harmonisation as far as practical with US, Canada
  • Presentations at dedicated EASA workshops such as volcanic ash operations, contracting CAMO, de-icing
  • Active engagement with EC and EASA on specific topics if and as required such as minimum cabin crew on twin aisle aircraft


Flight Time Limitations (FTL)

  • Cost reduction and flexibility
  • Defence of members’ interest to accommodate specific operational needs such as night duties, early starts, in-flight rest…


New Business Models

  • Cost reduction and flexibility
  • Promotion of cooperative oversight between NAA’s
  • Promotion of single competent authority for operations in different Member States


Aircraft Leasing

  • Facilitate leasing between EU operators by removing prior approval
  • Facilitation of leasing with third country operators


Flight Efficiency

  • Cost reduction and flexibility: metrics to include cost parameters and not only delay improvement


Avionics Requirements

  • Cost reduction: defence of members’ interest in domain governed by major carriers
  • Identification of inconsistent requirements; promotion of globally harmonised solutions
  • Challenge ICAO mandates and request transitional measures such as derogation to Data Link mandate for the Tango routes