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25 September 2013

Europe and Canada to share aviation inspection data

25 September 2013

Transport Canada and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) signed a Working Arrangement for the Canadian participation in the European safety oversight programme SAFA.

Day 2 of EASA Safety Conference: “Staying in Control – Loss of Control (LoC) – Prevention and Recovery”

5 October 2011

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) today, October 5, opened the second day of their third aviation safety conference. The conference was  attended by 250 professionals from the aviation industry. The theme for the two-day conference is “Loss of Control”. A topic well chosen because Loss of Control (LoC) accidents are considered a safety priority […]

Day 1 of EASA Safety Conference: “Staying in Control – Loss of Control (LoC) – Prevention and Recovery”

4 October 2011

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) today, October 4, opened their third aviation safety conference. The conference is being attended by 250 professionals from the aviation industry. The theme for the two-day conference is “Loss of Control”. A topic well chosen because Loss of Control (LoC) accidents are considered a safety priority by many organisations. […]

EASA proposes Airbus Flight Control Primary Computer software update in wake of AF447 accident

3 August 2011

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is proposing an Airworthiness Directive for an Airbus A330/A340 Flight Control Primary Computer (FCPC) software update in the wake of the fatal accident involving Air France flight AF447. EASA states that it has been determined that, when there are significant differences between all airspeed sources, the flight controls of an […]

EASA issues emergency AD on life limits of A330 and A340 landing gear parts

30 June 2011

The European Aviation Safety Authority (EASA) issued an emergency Airworthiness Directive (AD) effecting specific Airbus A330 and A340-200/-300 aeroplanes. EASA requires reduction of the existing main landing gear (MLG) bogie beam life limits and replacement of each MLG bogie beam that has already exceeded the new limit. During ground load test cycles on an A340-600 aeroplane, the MLG bogie beam […]

Study: Regulation of ground de-icing and anti-icing services in Europe

20 June 2011

EASA has published its Final Report on the study carried out on the regulation of ground de-icing and anti-icing services in EASA member states. Born out of a large number of events of stiff or frozen flight control systems during the winters of 2005 and 2006 and the subsequent Safety Recommendations made by the UK Air Accident […]

Dassault Falcon 7X flight suspension partly lifted

17 June 2011

On May 26, 2011 all flights involving Dassault Falcon 7X jets were prohibited following the EASA’s  issuance of  emergency AD 2011-0102-E. This suspension is now lifted for certain aircraft as of June 16, 2011. The suspension of flight operations was considered to be an interim measure pending the outcome of an investigation into a serious incident involving […]

EASA grounds all Dassault Falcon 7X aircraft pending incident investigation

26 May 2011

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) issued an Emergency Airworthiness Directive (AD), prohibiting flight operations of Dassault Falcon 7X jets. The AD is considered to be an interim measure pending the outcome of an investigation into a serious incident currently carried out by the manufacturer. Further AD action is expected to follow when additional information is available. […]

EASA proposes new certification rules for large aeroplanes and turbine engines flying in icing conditions

24 March 2011

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) published a proposal to update the Certification Specifications for large aeroplanes and turbine engines for flights in icing conditions. The proposed Certification Specifications update aim at better protecting large aeroplanes and turbine engines when flying in atmospheric icing conditions.  Icing environments such as freezing rain and freezing drizzle (Supercooled […]

Emergency AD: Falcon 50 fire extinguishing system inspection

21 February 2011

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) issued an emergency airworthiness directive, requiring inspection of the fire extinguishing system of Dassault Falcon 50 and Falcon 50EX aircraft. On two occurrences on Falcon 50 aeroplanes in service, it was detected that two pipes had been swapped in maintenance at the frame 42 firewall. The swapped lines are the extinguishing […]