EASA

European Aviation Safety Agency

Easa Issues safety Recommendations

Tuesday, August 6, 2013
By George Hatcher

Subsequent to the WizzAir accident in Rome on June 8, 2013. The flight departed from Bucharest with 165 passengers and six crew. The flight had an aborted approach due to problems with the undercarriage not locking. Below is a letter from ANSV to EASA, the BEA, Budapest TSB and the UK AAIB Download article... »

Augusta Westland Tail Rotors Fall Off Making Emergency Choppers Into Instant Emergencies

Wednesday, March 7, 2012
By George Hatcher

A dozen Augusta Westland helicopters Ontario purchased for $144 million have problems with tail rotors falling off. EASA issued an air worthiness directive for the AW139. A directive from the European agency last Aug. 19 ordered helicopter owners to replace the tail rotors after 600 hours of flight following a fatal accident “possibly caused... »

EASA Proposes Fatigue Across the Board

Friday, February 24, 2012
By George Hatcher

New European rules ‘harmonizing’ the workload limits across 27 member states could allow pilots to fly aircraft for 22 hours without sleep, increasing a pilot’s work day from 16 hours 15 minutes to 20 hours, and the maximum shift time for a long haul flight with two pilots from 12 to 14 hours, as... »

Airbus AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVE from EASA

Wednesday, February 8, 2012
By George Hatcher

EASA’s January 20 Airworthiness Directive sets expectations of Airbus inspections looking for cracks originating from the rib to skin panel attachment holes. The time frame of the inspection is to be within 6 weeks of notice or 84 FC. If cracks are found, Airbus is to be notified so that Airbus can provide instructions... »

A330 and A340 Landing Gear Airworthiness Directive

Thursday, June 30, 2011
By George Hatcher

EASA Emergency AD No.: 2011-0122-E has been published limiting the life of A330 and A340 landing gear parts. During ground load test cycles on an A340-600 aeroplane, the MLG bogie beam prematurely fractured. The results of the investigation identified that this premature fracture was due to high tensile standing stress, resulting from dry fit... »

Falcon Flying Again

Wednesday, June 22, 2011
By George Hatcher
Falcon Flying Again

Contact photographer Augustas Didzgalvis After the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approved the repair to the trim system, the Dassault Aviation Falcon 7X is no longer grounded. Since May, when a Malaysian Falcon 7X suffered an uncontrolled pitch trim runaway during descent, the plane has been grounded. An additional electronic control has been added... »

Row 44 Receives EASA Approval for European-based Aircraft

Wednesday, January 5, 2011
By George Hatcher

The European Agency’s Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) Allows Row 44 to Equip Commercial Planes with In-flight Broadband Connectivity WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., Jan. 5, 2011 — Row 44, Inc., the world’s leading provider of in-flight broadband connectivity, has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to equip commercial aircraft... »

EASA proposes a new set of harmonised European rules to avoid crew fatigue

Thursday, December 23, 2010
By George Hatcher

EASA published today a Notice of Proposed Amendment (NPA 2010-14) on flight and duty time limitations and rest requirements (FTL) for commercial air transport by aeroplanes. FTL rules aim at avoiding crew fatigue by introducing limitations to the way crews can be scheduled by airlines. This NPA proposes a number of safety improvements and... »

EASA Airworthiness Directive 2010-0242-E (click to view full)

Monday, November 22, 2010
By George Hatcher
EASA Airworthiness Directive 2010-0242-E  (click to view full)

This EASA Airworthiness Directive was released following an uncontained engine failure of a Trent 900 engine on the Qantas A388 flight near Singapore on Nov 4th 2010, an uncontained engine failure. 2010-0242-E : Engine – High Pressure / Intermediate Pressure (HP/IP) Structure – Inspections Number 2010-0242-E Issued by Europe Issue date 2010-11-22 Effective date... »

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