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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EASA F1 / FAA 8130 Validity

Does anyone know if there is a set guideline / ruling for how long a EASA F1 / FAA 8130 is valid for between CRS issue of the component say from overhaul to when the component is actually fitted to ...
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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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Does simulator time count towards Flight Time Limitations under EASA?

Does flight time in a FFS (Level D) count towards the maximum flying hours permitted under flight time limitations? e.g. you spend 4 hours in a simulator. Do those 4 hours come off your maximum flying ...
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How many thousands of flight hours does it take to certify a jetliner?

How much time in flight hours does it take for a civilian aircraft (the Airbus A350-1000 for example) to get its certification from say either FAA or EASA? To make the question more practical, I used ...
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Can a private pilot land at any category of airport?

I'm aware that commercial pilots require special training for landing at Category C airports (e.g. Innsbruck), but I was wondering if, as a private pilot I could land at an airport such as this, ...
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What is the minimum runway surface friction coefficient?

After calculating the friction coefficient for an asphalt runway pavement through a test, how to know if it’s acceptable or not? In other words, hat is the lowest acceptable value for friction ...
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What limitations are there in restraining unruly passengers under EASA rules?

Today I saw this tweet: American Airlines passenger was duct taped to her seat after she tried to open the plane door, then bit a flight attendant. I showed this to my father (a commercial pilot) ...
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Is an aircraft maintenance diploma under EASA recognized for studying in the US?

I have a diploma certificate of aircraft maintenance engineering but I studied under EASA. So can I study and take the Bachelor degree in the USA without restarting all my study?
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What is the maximum range over open water with twin-engine to require dinghy in EASA?

What is the maximum range for a twin-engine aircraft to fly over open water before having the requirement for flotation devices (vests / dinghy) under EASA-rules?
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What documents do I need to take a German airplane outside of Schengen but still within the EU? [closed]

What kind of documents are required for customs or police if one flies out of Schengen (in this case a German-registered aircraft) and lands in a non-Schengen state within the EU?
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What are the EASA myopia limits for civil flight certification, class 2?

I want to start procedures to get a flight medical certification (class 2). I am not sure about myopia (short-sight) limits. In some resources I read that there are no limits, and you can wear glasses....
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Do regulations require electronic checklists to be displayed on a cockpit screen or EFB?

As per regulation is it required to have the checklist (Normal and Emergency (drive by any alert)) as a part of the Cockpit Display System or EFB?
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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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What does it mean to have a SIC limitation on your medical class 1

Is there anyone who knows what a SIC limitation on your medical would mean? I found out on the EASA documents that it stands for "Specific medical examination pilot". But what exactly would ...
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Can I get an EASA class 1 medical if I am red/green color blind?

When I got the Class 2 certificate(one week ago), AME told me that I am red/green color blind and the certificate is valid by day only. Is it possible for me to pursue an aviation career and pass the ...
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Since when did European regulations require the ability to suppress alerts?

Thanks to @Gerry's comment on a recent answer of mine, the 2011 ruling on the FAA's amended 14 CFR § 25.1322 mentions: Adopting this rule also harmonizes flightcrew alerting standards between the FAA ...
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Are return springs on a carburetor throttle mandatory or not?

In many GA aeroplanes throttle control is connected mechanically to the throttle of carburetor via a cable. I read in some AFMs that in case of a cable failure, return springs will open the throttle ...
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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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Is there a regulation that defines when to use QFE or QNH for landing?

Is there an EASA regulation that says to use QFE or QNH when landing?
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What are the EASA external aircraft lighting requirements for day/night/VFR/IFR operations?

I have attempted to decipher the EASA rules related to non-commercial small aircraft external lighting requirements (for a pilot) for the various types of flight, and I can only find the MEL for ...
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Can I revalidate my EASA PPL outside the EU in a non-EASA aircraft?

I'm trying to re-validate my EASA PPL licence, registered with the Hungarian CAA. I asked the CAA but I did not get a clear answer. I meet the criteria for re-validation based on experience, but it ...
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IFR training in the free route airspace

The free route airspace is spreading in Central Europe, consuming routes and decomissioning VORs. There are no routes left in the high airspace, and some of the FIRs keep a few low (up to FL95) RNAV ...
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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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How are "Local Flights" defined in European regulations?

Looking at some Greek aerodrome information charts, I discovered that there are airports with the designation "Local flights not permitted". I speculate this is because the areas are near ...
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When do my EASA ATPL exams expire? [duplicate]

so I finished my ATPL exams in July 2019 and started in April 2018 . I just want to know in EASA when do my atpls expire ?
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Is the EASA RT License valid internationally?

I am planning to get a PPL license in Czech. As part of the PPL license I should get a RT License (in English, not Czech). Is that license is international? I mean, if I want to rent an Airplane in ...
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What is the impact of lack of stereoscopic vision on a first class medical in the EU? [duplicate]

I have just completed aero-medical examination for first aviation class. I was refused due to the lack of stereoscopic vision. In the book with squares with circles in 3D, I saw only 4/9. The medical ...
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As a US citizen living in Europe, must I use a trust as the owner of an N-reg aircraft?

I have found lots of information online about European pilots owning and flying N-reg aircraft using trusts set up in the US. I live in Europe, but I'm a US citizen, so must I also set up a trust ...
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What is required for an EASA pilot to fly an airplane with retractable gear, flaps and variable pitch prop?

Here is the FAA's complex airplane definition: A retractable gear (not necessary for a seaplane). In-flight adjustable flaps; and. A controllable pitch propeller. How is this airplane defined under ...
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What is the accepted ADS-B quality indicator value from EASA/FAA?

I'm doing research that has to do with the ADS-B quality indicators. With the ADS-B quality indicators I've received, I want to compare them with EASA's or FAA's requirements for each ADS-B Version (...
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Are both RVR and visibility minimum required for CAT I ILS?

Is it required to have both RVR and visibility to be more than minimum for ILS CAT 1 or one of them is acceptable. If both required which one has priority.
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Can a US pilot residing in the EU fly N-reg under IFR on a US PPL?

I am a US citizen living in the Netherlands, and I have an FAA PPL(A) with current IR as well as an EASA PPL(A) without IR. I am currently trying to figure out my easiest path to IR conversion, as I ...
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How to pass ATPL as an ATC? [closed]

i have graduated from Nation Aviation Academy and my occupation is Air Traffic Control. But to become a pilot was my childhood dream. So my question is, is it possible to pass atpl exams in this ...
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Can I get an EASA ATPL online?

I have a PPL license in the US and I want to do a European ATPL license. How does it work? Do I have to attend a school or can I do all online? Do I have to physically take the tests somewhere in ...
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Can I do a VFR night sightseeing flight in Europe?

I am an American living in the Netherlands, and I recently converted my US PPL to an EASA PPL. I have significant night flying experience in the US, but I understand that night VFR in Europe is ...
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How can I convert a SACAA (South Africa) AME license into a Belgium (EASA) licence?

I have a SACAA (South Africa) AME license and would like to convert it into a Belgium EASA licence part 66. What are the steps to follow?
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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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Could I hold both an EASA license and a UK CAA license?

With all the ongoing mess with Brexit at the moment, I'm trying to figure out the wood from the trees so to speak. However there seems to me a bit of mass confusion with it all. I'm just wondering if ...
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What exactly is an ATC clearance and how is it requested?

What exactly does it mean to get an ATC clearance? I’m asking the question because I read point 8015 of the Standardised European Rules of the Air (SERAs), which states that ATC clearances are ...
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Why do VFR-flights need a clearance in class D airspace?

I ask myself why VFR-traffic has to get ATC-clearances in class D airspace, because as far as I know, ATC doesn’t provide separation for VFR-traffic in this airspace class... So why for example is a ...
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Are there regulatory documents to carry medical kits and defibrillators on-board?

Are there any regulatory release documents applicable for carrying medical kits and defibrillators on-board a commercial airliner? For example for: Components, you are required to have an EASA Form 1 ...
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Why does the UK CAA restart its page numbering with every new chapter of their CAP publications?

Every CAA Publication (CAP) seems to restart its page numbering when starting a new chapter. Does anyone know why they have decided to do this? For example, the CAP413. Instead of a logical page ...
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Can an unserviceable component be fitted on a serviceable aircraft for a maintenance check?

I was doing some reading on aviation regulations and I wanted to understand from an expert whether the following situation is allowable or not. I have reviewed EASA continuing-airworthiness guidelines ...
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Is it possible to fly an EASA registered airplane with an ICAO license?

Is it possible to fly an EASA registered airplane with an ICAO license? My problem is the following: I have obtained my ICAO PPL license in Argentina with 52 flight hours but currently I live in ...
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What is the maximal delay between the publication of an investigation report recomending a study and the beginning of this study?

This question is focused on EASA regulations, mainly because the question arise when reading an investigation report written by the BEA. Investigation reports results in lots of recommendations to ...
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Where is the 36 month ATPL theory exam validity before CPL/IR test listed and described?

The provider of my EASA Integrated Training Course states that my ATPL theory exams are only valid for 36 months before a CPL or IR skills test. Where is this regulation listed and described? ...
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Are there any restrictions on long overwater flights by private aircraft?

It is talked about in many questions here that (with the exception of older 3+ engine aircraft) airlines and their planes must be ETOPS certified if they are going to fly more than 60 minutes away ...
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Can you use a mode 3AC interrogator in EU airspace?

I'm investigating the possible application of mode 3AC interrogators in EU airspace. My experience is unfortunately limited to North America, and I'm unfamiliar with Mode S systems / function. All ...
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How does an airline pilot log P1U/S time under EASA regulations?

I am looking for the exact way to log P1 Under Supervision (P1U/S) time for Commercial Airline Pilots (FOs). I know as a fact that, as a Pilot Flying first officer, you can log up to 500 hours in ...
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When does ATC contact the pilot for a frequency change?

Usually, when the aircraft enters a new flight information region for example, ATC will ask the pilot to enter a new frequency. I'm curious about when they do. Is there a rule about it (in an IFR ...

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