Tag Archives: EASA

EASA and FAA certify A321neo

The Airbus A321neo variant powered by Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1100G-JM engines has received joint type certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Thursday 15 December 2016. The A321neo – the largest member of the A320neo Family – has successfully completed a certification programme including over 350 […]

CS300 receives EASA approval

Bombardier has received European type validation for the CSeries CS300 by Europe’s aviation authority EASA. EASA’s validation follows the CS300 aircraft type certification awarded by Transport Canada in July 2016. The validation is a requirement for the aircraft’s operation in Europe and a precursor to first delivery to CS300 launch operator, airBaltic of Latvia. Bombardier’s […]

Airbus A320neo is OK

Airbus has received type certification for the A320neo from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The certification is for the version powered by the Pratt & Whitney Pure Power PW1100G-JM turbofan engine. Three flight test aircraft fitted with this engine successfully accumulated over 1,070 flight hours during some 350 […]

EASA certifies heavier A330-200

Airbus has received EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) certification for its new 242 tonne Maximum Take-Off Weight (MTOW) version of the Airbus A330-200 widebody. Certification by the US authorities (FAA) is expected soon. The A330-200 242t has an increased range by up to 650 km (350 nm) compared with today’s 238 tonne model. Customers can […]

Frigate Ecojet: an alternative for ‘misused’ Western widebodies

Airbus and Boeing widebodies are designed for long-haul flights but often flying on short and medium routes for which they are needlessly heavy. The Russian Frigate Ecojet initiative names this ‘misuse’ and wants to develop an all-new, much lighter widebody airliner optimised for ranges between 1,900 and 4,500 km (1,025 – 2,430 nm). Frigate Ecojet […]

ECA asks for strict rules on drones

The European Cockpit Association (ECA) is very worried about the proliferation of drones in relation to the safety of manned aviation. EASA has proposed rules, but especially for the ‘open category’ (amateurs) these rules are far from strict enough, says the pilot organisation. Drones can be very useful machines, for aerial photography and survey, delivering […]

EASA approves runway overrun prevention system for A330

EASA has certified the Runway Overrun Prevention System (ROPS) developed by Airbus for the aircraft manufacturer’s A330 Family. Airbus has pioneered the ROPS on-board technology over several years and the system is now certified and available on all Airbus Families. ROPS is an alerting system which reduces exposure to runway overrun risk and, if necessary, […]

EASA: ‘Keep four eyes in cockpit’

‘Keep two persons in the cockpit at all time’. This is one of six recommendations from an EASA Task Force report on the crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 on 24 March 2015. The report was published by the European Commission today. The current European safety regulations require that pilots shall remain at the aircraft controls […]

Engineers warn about safety: ticking a box is not enough

The AEI (Aircraft Engineers International) warns that the air travelling public in Europe is exposed to an increasing risk of injury. The organisation utters its concerns in a letter to the EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency). EASA-rules call for work done on aircraft to be checked and signed off by a licensed aircraft engineer after […]

EASA certifies 242t Airbus A330

The European airworthiness authority EASA has certified the 242 metric tonne version of the Airbus A330-300 after completing a 100 hour flight-test campaign. Certification from the US authorities (FAA) is expected soon. In the near future, the smaller A330-200 model will follow the -300 with a 242t take-off weight variant. To date eleven customers have […]