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EASA is the European Air Safety Agency, a joint regulatory and investigative body responsible for both aviation regulations in the European Community *and* the investigation of accidents and incidents which occur in the European Community or which involve aircraft designs certificated by EASA.

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What is the difference between ICAO, JAA, FAA, EASA, and CAA?

There seems to be many regulation bodies across the globe, how are they different and how are they alike? Specifically, how is ICAO different from the rest?
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Who decided that the Boeing 737 MAX planes that were airborne when the grounding was issued cannot enter and land in EU air space?

On March 12th, 2019, EASA grounded the Boeing 737 MAX series by publishing their Emergency Airworthiness Directive 2019-0051-E (AD): Effective Date: 12 March 2019, 19:00 UTC  [...] ...
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Can an issued landing clearance be replaced with "continue approach"?

Since the US handles the landing clearance differently, this is limited to Europe (EASA-land). From Eurocontrol: Continue Approach If the runway is obstructed when the aircraft reports ‘final’, but ...
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What are the advantages, disadvantages and current state of affairs for text-based ATC?

This answer has a rather interesting (and quite lengthy) discussion, on a concept of using text-based rather than voice-based communication between ATC and the cockpit. As it turns out, the FAA has ...
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What concerns do the FAA and EASA have in 2014 with "own-ship position display" on EFBs?

I've read a couple of times that "own-ship position display" is not authorized for use on Class 1 or 2 EFBs (by the FAA), and that both the FAA and EASA are cautioning against that feature's use on ...
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How do I renew/revalidate my lapsed JAR PPL?

I obtained a JAR PPL in 2003 and flew regularly for a few years afterwards. My last flight as Pilot in Command was around 2006 and as I have not kept up the required number of hours per year since ...
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Is there an online source for European Instrument Approach Procedures?

The FAA offers instrument approach procedures on their website free of charge (FAA Charts). Is there a similar site provided by EASA or the EU?
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Has color vision deficiency ever contributed to any incidents in aviation history?

I would like to know if there are any official reports pointing Color Vision Deficiency (CVD) as a major contributing cause of an air accident/incident. Not only related to flying but also maintenance ...
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May I fly an aircraft registered in an EASA member with an EASA licence (NOT same country as airplane) outside Europe?

Let's say that I have an Italian PPL licence and with my I- registered aircraft (small Cessna example) I want to fly in the US or in Argentina, then ICAO rules allow me to do that. Am I correct? (I ...
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Flying VFR in uncontrolled airspace, what to do if one spots an apparently out-of-control fire on the ground?

Suppose I'm flying VFR in class G (uncontrolled) airspace, monitoring the local CTAF frequency while doing so. Maybe I'm alone in doing circuits around the local airport, or maybe I'm practicing ...
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Can hours at an FAA flightschool be credited to an EASA PPL?

Does anyone know if it's possible to put FAA flight school hours towards an EASA (UK/CAA) PPL? I've heard answers from "NO" to "Of course" and everything in between, but am struggling to find any ...
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Has it happened before the EASA and the FAA disagreed on the airworthiness of a plane?

With the Continued Airworthiness Notification and with the updated statement https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D1fZ4GTW0Ac4Qsr.jpg in contrast with EASA 2019-0051-E it is crystal clear the EASA and the ...
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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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Will I fail a skills test for doing a constant-aspect climb-out?

The climb-out for one of the runways at my local aerodrome is over a residential area, with fields to the left. My instructor has had a bee in his bonnet lately about engine failure after take-off if ...
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If an aircraft does not have an FDR, must one be installed to comply with Flight Data Monitoring requirements in EASA countries?

Flight Data Monitoring (FDM), which analyzes FDR data to accomplish things like ensuring that pilots are following SOP's, is a requirement for EASA's Third Country Operators (TCO) certification, ...
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Can I fly a glider in Europe on a Canadian Glider License?

I currently live in Canada as a Permanent Resident and I recently received my Canadian Glider Pilot License. I will be going to Europe soon so I was wondering what I have to do to be able to fly a ...
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What is TAPS in this report?

In researching for this question, I came across some reports from EASA referring to TAPS. What is the meaning of TAPS in this context?
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What body creates legally binding aviation regulations in Europe?

Currently trying to get general picture of aviation organisations in Europe. At what stage do regulations get the status of a law? ICAO issues SARPs, they are certainly not a law. Then, on the basis ...
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Would flying below FL285 be feasible for aircraft that don't comply with EASA CPDLC?

I am not a pilot, my understanding about flight is limited. EASA CPDLC will require airplanes to be capable of PM-CPDLC data communication to fly above FL285. For an airline with multiple 767-300 ...
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Is a FAA certified plane allowed to fly everywhere in the world?

Following the debate about FAA and Boeing certification practices, I was wondering whether Europe could potentially require the Boeing 737 Max to be certified by a European agency. Is a FAA ...
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What is the procedure to contact EASA to evaluate the certifiability of a system?

I work in academia, and often we are "accused" of living in an ivory tower with no connections to the real world. To reduce the gap between academia and this "real world" I've heard about, I would ...
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What will be in 'radiotelephony privileges' part of EASA PPL without practical RT examination?

My question is addressed to pilots who recently obtained PPL in Europe (preferably in Czech Republic, but not so important). As I understand, EASA itself does not require separate radiotelephony ...
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Is an EASA STC valid if it mentions issue 1 of a Master Drawing List that was later revised?

EASA STC certificate mentions the original issue of the Master Drawing List of the STC as "Associated Technical Documentation". But the STC provider delivered a revised version of the MDL. Is the ...
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Are there ever temporary flight corridors?

A recent question on FAA handling of evacuations prompted me to wonder if there are ever temporary (emergency based) flight corridors set up by any of the governing authorities? For example, is ...
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What is the naming convention for European airways?

I know that in the U.S. low altitude airways are called Victor (below 18.000ft, e.g. V123) and high altitude routes are called Jet (above 18.000ft,e.g. J123). Can somebody explain the European ...
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Difference between Mountain Breeze/Katabatic Winds and Valley Breeze/Anabatic Winds

I am studying Meteorology for my CPL exams, and taking EASA's 2020 Learning Objectives as a guideline for the topics I have to study. In the topic of local winds, there are subtopics for Anabatic &...
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For an FAA commercial license, can I use EASA/ICAO 2nd class medical?

I have an FAA 3rd class and EASA 2nd class medical. On my EASA 2nd class medical it says "This medical certificate complies with ICAO standards". To obtain an FAA commercial pilot license, will I ...
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With an EASA PPL, can I invoice my mother's company for airplane rental to fly her to a convention, with no other renumeration?

My mother who owns a private company asked me if I could fly her to a convention. She asked if it was possible if the costs of the plane rental could be invoiced to her company. Since I only posses a ...
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I have an FAA ATPL based on a foreign ATPL, can I convert it to an EASA ATPL?

I have an FAA ATPL based on my Foreign ATPL. Am I now able to convert my new FAA ATPL to EASA ATPL? Of course with me doing all the exams etc.. or am I only allowed to convert my original foreign ...
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Is EASA B1 equivalent to DCAM B1?

I am from Bangladesh. Bangladesh has EASA 147 approval. Is EASA B1 equivalent to DCAM B1? Will Bangladesh accept the license? If I want to convert the DCAM license to EASA license what do I have to ...
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How can I convert an ICAO (Georgian) CPL to an EASA CPL?

I have an ICAO CPL issued by Georgia. The Republic of Georgia is not a member of EASA, but it is included in the category Countries with whom EASA has a Working Arrangement. I have 150 flight hours, ...
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Does EASA approve the use of localizer back course?

Does EASA approve the use of localizer back course? Are there some countries in Europe that allow it?
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What is acceptable visual cue at Decision Height when performing CAT II approach?

For CAT II approach, the decision height is below 200ft but not lower than 100ft with RVR of 300m. In this case, if the aircraft is at 100ft above the ground, should the captain of that aircraft be ...
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Can one use a calculator for the EASA part 66 exam?

For the first 3 modules you will need to do some calculations, is a calculator allowed?
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Where is an EASA PPL valid outside of Europe?

I am considering obtaining an EASA PPL in the U.K. I would like to know where exactly in the world the license is recognized with little to no additional paperwork/training outside of Europe. ...
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Can UK CAA modular exams done before Brexit be used towards an EASA license?

I am stuck with some EASA basic modules (Form 148) and some UK CAA modular exams. Now I want to apply to get an EASA B1.1 license but the problem is German aviation authority (Luftfahrtbundesamt) is ...
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What term is the EASA equivalent of the DER in the FAA safety assurance process?

When the FAA approves a hardware or software (or mixed) system for use in an aircraft requiring Type Certification, A Designated Engineering Representative (DER) is selected to work with the ...
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Minimum Safe Altitude vs Emergency Safe Altitude

Is there a difference between Minimum Safe Altitude and Emergency Safe Altitude? Or are they same things used by different authorities (MSA by EASA and ESA by FAA)?
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Can I take the FAA CFI knowledge exam(s) based on my EASA ATPL knowledge?

One of the requirements to be a flight instructor in the USA is FAA theoretical exams. Can I sit those exams with EASA ATPL theory basis? Also, do I have the right to sit those exams without ...
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What is the authority in the UK?

Is the United Kingdom subject to the EASA's authority or the CAA's (Civil Aviation Authority) authority?
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Can I fly over Schengen zone without visa?

I don't have a Schengen visa. Am I eligible to fly over any Schengen country without landing there? Of course I mean that I take off from a non-Schengen country, and land in a non-Schengen zone as ...
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Does TSR (Time Since Repair) Need A Reset After A Clean/Inspect/Test Workscope?

So I am a little unclear on what the regulations recommend. Say you have a component that has a Restoration (Ignore the nomenclature) workscope but it is strictly an Inspection/Cleaning/Testing ...
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What is the relation between the EASA Light Aircraft Pilot Licences and the Private/Sailplane/Balloon Pilot Licences?

The EASA licence and ratings requirements pages list: PPL(A) - for aeroplanes PPL(H) - for helicopters SPL - for gliders BPL - for balloons which match: LAPL(A) - for aeroplanes LAPL(H) - for ...
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What license woud an ex-military aircraft (E.g, L-39) go under according to the UK-CAA, an EASA licence or a non-EASA license?

I've been looking around for the sale of ex-military jets, to own and fly, namely an Aero Vodochody L-39 Albatros, and so out of interest had a look at the CAA website for infomation on licenses, ...
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Would a 767-300 be considered FANS-1 capable without SATCOM?

It is known that aircraft flying in Europe above FL285 will be mandated to be capable of PM-CPDLC data link communication. Our 767-300 has ACARS CMU, Pegasus FMC, MCDU and VHF radios (three). The ...
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Is implementation of CPDLC mandated by EASA?

Is CPDLC (Controller–pilot data link communications) mandatory by EASA? I have not heard any update that Airlines are using CPDLC. While talking to some of the pilots I heard that they have been ...
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Can an EASA Part 66 AME License be accepted by the FAA?

I am holder of an EASA Part 66 AME License (Category L3H / hot air balloon). Can it be accepted by the FAA so that I would be allowed to do maintenance and annual inspection of American-registered ...
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What are the differences between FAA and EASA PPL(A) written exams?

Would studying for FAA PPL(A) written exam prepare you just as well for the EASA PPL(A) written exam, or is the knowledge base requirements (and study contents) significantly different in each? I've ...
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What is the relationship between the EASA and JAA? [duplicate]

I have heard of two different European aviation authorities: EASA and JAA (or JAAT). What is the difference in their functions? This would include things such as: Whether they are somehow part of ...
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I have a European SPL EASA license - can I fly a Cessna 172 in the US? [duplicate]

I have a European EASA SPL licence with 200 flight hours logged and would like to fly in the US. I understand that a few hours flight training with a US instructor due to differences of rules makes ...
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