Questions tagged [easa-regulations]

EASA maintains the aviation laws for most of Europe. It contain rules pertaining to everything aviation-related: pilots, aircraft, maintenance, flight training, airlines and other commercial operations, the marking of obstacles and buildings, etc.

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Why is Airbus' FCOM structure so different from EASA's recommended OM-B structure?

aicraft operators are allowed to publish their own operations manuals part "B" and in the past, have done so. I nrecent years, many operators revert back to "plain old vanilla" ...
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Is there any electric aircraft certified by the FAA?

I see this EASA publication about the Pipistrel Velis Electro being certified on 2020(almost 4 years now). Is there any electric aircraft certified by the FAA? and if not is there any reason why not ...
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Is Touring Motor Glider included in the term "aeroplanes"?

The EASA definition goes as follows: ‘Aeroplane’ means an engine-driven fixed-wing aircraft heavier than air, that is supported in flight by the dynamic reaction of the air against its wings. ‘...
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Selection of cruise FL and semi-circular rule

Let's assume I am flying VFR from A to B. B is located north-northwest of A, eg. a direct course would yield a magnetic track of, say, 350°(M). However, some legs of my route are northeastwards, ...
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H145 helicopter type rating trainings

There are different variants of H145 helicopter (BK117), there are BK117, BK117 C2, BK117 D2 and BK117 D3 helicopter. So if you finish type rating training for example for BK117 D2, and you want to ...
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Can aircraft certified under the new EASA Part 21 Light "Declared process" be used for commercial operations?

The new Part 21 Light for EASA member states includes a "declared" process for aircraft up to 1200 kg and two seats. This process results in a restricted CofA for use in EU member states (...
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EASA FCL Clarification (FCL.810 Night Rating)

I'm having an argument whether I can file a Z Flight plan from a non-instrument aerodrome to an instrument one at night to collect hours for the night rating. FCL.810 requires ..a training course .. ...
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SPL to PPL(A) conversion

I'm currently flying with gliders as a hobby whilst getting my SPL for it. (Belgium - EASA) I know there is SPL TMG and PPL(A) TMG. (don't know the difference) Once I get to PPL(A) TMG, I want to get ...
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Am I allowed to take a liferaft onto a commerical flight?

I am planning on taking my aviation certified life-raft (Revere Aero Compact liferaft): "Raft inflates automatically in less than 30 seconds with self-contained CO₂ inflation system" on a ...
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Radiotelephony certificates in Germany: to get AZF do i need BZF first?

I've been asked by LBA (German Civil Aviation Authority) to acquire the general radio telephony certificate (AZF) in order to convert my FAA ATP to a German EASA ATPL. Can I get the AZF immediately or ...
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Can I get refractive eye surgery and pass a medical in Europe fitting EASA requirements?

I would like to attend a Class I pilot Licence, but my eyes are not 'the best'. If I'd undergo refractive surgery (RS from now on), and the intervention goes well, will I fit the requirements? For ...
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What do I need to do to fly a Microlight to France?

I wish to fly a C42 to France from the UK. I can file the flight plan from Skydemon, but I have an NPPL, so I believe I need to obtain permission from French authorities and maybe do other things. ...
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Why are there no stall angle requirements outlined by regulations like CS-25?

When reading regulations like CS-25, it outlines specific requirements for stall speed such as CS 25.103 Stall speed: Source The only mention of angle of attack is in relation to stick pushers. Is ...
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Under EASA regulations can I log PIC hours on exercises for a rating already completed?

The scenario is this: a zero-to-hero modular CPL program is contracted at School A. Due to delays, the student decides to jump ship and complete the CPL exercises at School B in order to enable him to ...
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Did this aircraft illegally exceed 250kts below 10,000ft?

As far as my knowledge goes: There is a 250 kt speed limit under the altitude of 10.000 feet. This screenshot seem to show an aircraft below 10.000 feet and traveling at 285 kts at the time i captured ...
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Why are there separate certification rules for aircraft and engines?

I have a question about certification rules for large civil aircraft. I know that these are certified according to (for example) EASA CS25. Additionally, there are separate certification rules for ...
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Do I need a physical print-out of weight & balance calculations onboard

Our flight school taught us to print out some documents relevant to flight preparation and take them onboard the aircraft: This usually included weight & balance...
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The recording of takeoffs and landings in a logbook, particularly in the context of multipilot operations?

It has recently occurred to me that I may not be correctly documenting my takeoff and landings in my logbook. I am currently using a paper logbook (until I unfreeze my ATPL) and have been creating a ...
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Private aircraft seating and exits - any rules?

Airliners and charter jets, operating under Part 121, 135, or their foreign equivalents, fall under regulations to ensure accessible exits, 16g seats, and other aspects of occupant safety. Private ...
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How to convert an EASA ATPL(H) IR to ATPL(A)?

If you are holding an EASA ATPL(H) IR, how can you convert it into ATPL(A) and would you be able to credit your heli hours? As I've 400 hours and it would get longer to build hours with ATPL.
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Is it against the regualtions to install a dummy set of landing gear during aircraft maintenance?

We will be removing a set of landing gear for overhaul, so we are arranging a set of unserviceable landing gear to keep the aircraft mobile. I would like to know if doing so is against any FAA or EASA ...
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What are the drug testing procedures for EU airlines?

How do EU airlines test aircrew for drug use, specifically marijuana? Do they use hair tests, and how far back in time can they detect marijuana use?
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Why are aircraft not equipped with nose cargo doors when being converted from passenger to cargo variant?

I'm trying to find any substantiation / design justification why none of the OEM/STC holders are able to provision nose cargo doors on A321 / B757 / B767 / B777 fleet as part of P2F (passenger to ...
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ICAO and EASA classification of instrument approaches

ICAO distinguishes approaches operations based on DH between 'Type A' (DH >= 250 ft) and 'Type B' (DH < 250 ft), which are further divided into subcategories. From the Annex 6 — Operation of ...
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How to log FTD time during airline selections?

I'm currently going through some airline selections in Europe for which it is common to fly 45 mins PF and 45 mins as PM during the assessment. I'm wondering how I am, if at all, supposed to log this ...
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Can someone under training of MPL(A) or CPL(A) attain a PPL(A)? That is, is it possible to attain multiple licenses simultaneously?

As the title says, is this possible according to EASA? According to the Swedish authorities, EASA do not allow attaining a second license before completing the first. But I have a hard time finding ...
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Why is the Airbus A320 permitted to carry 180 passengers, instead of the maximum 179 allowed?

The EASA regulations give the following requirement for number of emergency exits: If then the Airbus A320 is certified to carry 180 passengers, it seems to me that it falls just outside the minimum ...
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Speed change in IFR flight in class C or D airspace

Can I change speed while flying IFR in class C or D airspace without having a clearance from ATC? I tried to find it in some documents on EASA website but I did not find anything.
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Can I become an aircraft technician if I have color-blindness?

Are there any restrictions imposed by any aviation-authorities that would prevent a color-blind person from becoming an aircraft technician?
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Does EASA allow using a portable GPS for RNAV capability?

Assume an older IFR-certified aircraft with the classical equipment, that is two VOR/ILS receivers with plain CDIs, ADF and DME, but no GPS. It can be flown IFR, but many routes can't be used, because ...
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Is the taxi route omitted in low visibility (LVP)?

This video shows an auto land into Schiphol during bad weather / LVP (Low Visibility Procedures). After reporting vacated, the ATC instruction is quite short (around 2:45). Simply the gate number. (I'...
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Can a Greek EASA Part 66 License be converted to a German EASA Part 66 License?

I want to convert my Greece Part 66 license to a German Part 66 license. What procedure do I have to follow?
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Does taxiing time gets considered in a pilot's flying hours?

Basically the title. This could be referenced to US or European rules.
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Foreign EASA 145 Approval Without NAA Approval

I am just trying to wrap my head around a certain matter. Can a foreign EASA 145 approved organisation release a component if it is based in a country and does not have that country's NAA's approval? ...
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EASA Part-NCO; Approach light system

EASA Part-NCO, specifically OP.110, refers to 4 different lighting systems (NALS, BALS, IALS, FALS) to be considered when determining the landing minima. However, there are quite a few different ...
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What are the limits for IFR legal heading indicator and compass?

I am a student pursuing CPL/MEIR at a flight school in Turkey that's equivalent of a part 141 in the US. Our instrument equipment check procedures for IFR flight contains comparing the compass heading ...
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Can you choose to swap to a PPL when learning a (EASA) LAPL?

If I were to start flight training for a (EASA) LAPL and decide later (before completing the LAPL) that I wanted to do a PPL instead, is a switch possible? Could the hours flown in pursuit of the LAPL ...
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Where can we fly a drone in Paris?

I'm wandering if I can fly my Phantom 4 Pro in Paris. What are the restrictions? If it's not allowed, can I get an official authorization as I'm an experienced drone operator?
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What is a control area? [closed]

I read a controlled area is a controlled airspace extending upwards from a specified limit above the earth. But what is the difference between a contolled airspace and a control area.Also what about ...
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Are there significant differences between EASA and FAA when teaching jet aircraft performance?

Both regulatory bodies did a great effort in regulation harmonization, but I'm looking for any significant differences (if any) in how is taught the subject from the pilot point of view, i.e. ...
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How long is the EASA ATPL theory exam valid?

I got the JAA CPL and IR and ATPL theory examination in Spain in 2009. They are all expired by now. I didn't renew them until now because I'm flying with the CAAC license and got 3600 hours experience ...
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How to prepare for a PPL license (before officially starting the course)?

I am aiming to get my PPL(A) licencse next year, the official start will be around spring, when my savings plan is due. I have lately been able to free up my schedule a little for the current year, ...
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Is a Class 2 medical enough for being a (remunerated) Flight Instructor (FI (A)) in the European Union (EASA)?

Suppose I only hold a valid PPL(A) License with a valid Class 2 medical certificate issued in the EU. Can I become a Flight Instructor for PPL(A) with this medical certificate or do I need to hold a ...
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What happens at a ramp check when I forgot my license and medical?

I wonder what happens if I would get ramp checked and don’t have my license and medical with me. Especially in EASA territory. Anyone ever had this case?
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Can foreign military flying hours be counted towards an EASA ATPL in Hungary?

I'm an ex- Indian Air Force helicopter pilot with about 4000 hours of flying experience, including some 2500 hours as captain and about 500 hours as an instructor. Is there any means by which, I can ...
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Regaining airworthiness of a commercial aircraft

If a large commercial part 121 aircraft has lost it's airworthiness, and remained in that state for several months while being operated despite the loss of the airworthiness, what inspections and ...
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Do the FAA 8130-3 and EASA Form 1 have a validity period?

I have investigated both FAA and EASA regulations and am unable to conclude if there is any restriction or limitation to the validity of an FAA 8130-3 or EASA Form 1 release. So technically, any of ...
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Can I get an EASA Class 1 medical with high astigmatism?

I have high astigmatism (5 dioptres) and myopia (under the limit). Is it possible to acquire a Class 1 medical certificate? If I recall correctly, it's up to the ophthalmologist to judge whether I ...
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Can I get an EASA Class 1 medical if I have monocular vision?

I have monocular vision (amblyopia). In the USA I can get an FAA first class medical via a SODA waiver. Can I get an EASA Class 1 Medical issued with the same monocular problem? I would be applying ...
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PPL H - Previously logged hours from the past towards CAA and EASA after Brexit

I have 50+ student hours in rotorcraft from about 8 years ago in the UK under the CAA. I am now looking to restart training in Europe for a dual EASA and CAA license. I've been told that because my ...

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