Archive for November, 2016

EASA and the world of Drones - Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Drones have become a priority for EASA. The industry is growing rapidly but it is an innovation that does not comes from the traditional aviation. Many different types of drones are used for different purposes (surveillance, filming, transport, etc.) and it is not possible to cover all these applications with only one rule.

The risks generated are also new: for example, who takes responsibilities when a 3rd party is damaged? What happens at the airspace level with potential collisions?

Following the so-called Riga declaration in March 2015 which set the scene for the European approach to enable the opening of the drone market, we have reached a new milestone this week with the adoption of the Warsaw declaration in the way this promising market should be regulated. The declaration:

  • noted the enormous potential of the drone services market with estimates ranging as high as one hundred billion euros in the coming years.
  • urged the further development of this potential to support European Union (EU) competitiveness and global leadership.
  • called for the swift development of a drone ecosystem that is simple to use, affordable, commercially and operationally friendly, yet capable of addressing all societal concerns such as safety, security, privacy and environmental protection.
  • welcomed the progress being made towards a flexible framework of safety regulation at EU level based on the operation centric approach,
  • and called for the safety rules to be kept simple, proportionate to the risk of the operation, performance-based, future-proofed, and based on global standards. Urged industry to develop open standards to support performance-based regulation.

Patrick Ky

EASA Executive director

Latest News

28 November 2016:

High Level Conference “Drones as a leverage for jobs and new business opportunities”

24 November 2016:

End of Third Country Operators’ transition period

23 November 2016:

EASA signs Memorandum of Cooperation with Clean Sky

23 November 2016:

EASA signs a new Memorandum of Cooperation with SESAR

11 November 2016:

Easier access for general aviation pilots to instrument flight rules flying

8 November 2016:

Partners step up efforts to address the integration of drones into European airspace

DEKRA tests and certifies world’s largest Laser Coating Removal robot - Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

Arnhem,  November  23,  2016

DEKRA  tests  and  certifies  world’s  largest  Laser  Coating  Removal  robot  for  LR  Systems     Robot  will  deploy  20kW  laser  to  remove  paint  from  any  size  commercial  and  military  aircraft     Leading  expert  organization  DEKRA  will  test  and  certify  the  world’s  largest  innovative  Laser  Coating   Removal  (LCR)  robot  for  LR  Systems  BV.  The  robot,  developed  by  LR  Systems,  will  deploy  a  20kW  laser   to  remove  paint  from  any  size  commercial  and  military  aircraft  with  the  greatest  precision.  In  addition,  the   robot  allows  a  faster  and  cleaner  removal  process  than  contemporary  methods  and  contributes  to  a   significantly  reduced  aircraft  ground  time.  Paul  van  IJsselstein,  CEO  of  LR  Systems  B.V.:  “I  am  delighted   that  DEKRA  will  support  our  global  LCR  team  and  I  am  confident  that  the  development  and  roll-­out  of  the   first  system  will  benefit  from  DEKRA’s  specific  knowhow  and  expertise.  With  DEKRA’s  expertise,  we  can   further  strengthen  our  global  robotic  solutions  for  the  maintenance  industry”.     DEKRA  will  be  involved  in  the  entire  testing  and  certification  process,  from  the  evaluation  of  the  safety   concept,  the  testing  of  components,  and  Factory  Acceptance  Testing  on  location  to  the  installation  of  the   first  LCR  Robot.  Bert  Zoetbrood,  globally  responsible  for  the  Product  Testing  &  Certification  division  and   CEO  of  DEKRA  in  the  Netherlands:  “Next  to  our  commitment  to  safety,  we  are  further  intensifying  our   focus  on  innovative  and  high  tech  segments  with  services  such  as  EMC  (Electro  Magnetic  Compatibility),   cybersecurity,  functional  safety  testing,  electrical  safety,  and  international  market  access.  Our  involvement   in  supporting  LR  Systems  in  the  development  and  deployment  phases  of  the  LCR  robot  ties  in  seamlessly   with  our  ambitions.  We  provide  integrated  services  globally  for  innovative  products  every  step  of  the   development  process  until  the  new  product  reaches  its  market.”

Note  for  press:  For  more  information  about  LR  Systems,  please  contact  Eveline  Kratz,,  +31  (0)6  11  00  3432.  For  more  information  about  DEKRA,  please  contact   Stan  Hendriks,  stan.hendriks@dekra.comstan,  +31  (0)88  9683323.     About  LR  Systems   LR  Systems  expects  to  deliver  LCR  systems  to  customers  worldwide  in  the  aerospace  sector  as  well  as  in   maritime,  oil  and  gas,  and  transport.  LR  Systems  develops  large  robotic  solutions  for  maintenance  on   commercial  and  military  aircraft  &  helicopters.  The  Laser  Coating  Removal  robot  (LCR)  is  a  state-­of-­the-­art,   sustainable,  high  performance  paint  stripping  solution.  LR  Systems  is  the  only  company  that  can  provide   this  solution  to  the  market  and  that  is  committed  to  the  introduction  of  autonomous  solutions  in  the   maintenance  chain  of  capital  goods.  The  company  is  committed  to  sustainability  and  to  the  reduction  of   CO2  emissions  in  addition  to  enhanced  employment  opportunities:  through  stimulation  of  local  capability   development,  improved  profitability,  and  competiveness  of  the  industry.
About  DEKRA   DEKRA  has  been  active  in  the  field  of  safety  for  90  years.  Founded  in  1925  in  Berlin  as  Deutscher   Kraftfahrzeug-­Überwachungs-­Verein  e.V.,  it  is  today  one  of  the  world’s  leading  expert  organizations.   DEKRA  SE  is  a  subsidiary  of  DEKRA  e.V.  and  manages  the  Group’s  operating  business.  In  2015,  DEKRA   will  generate  sales  totalling  approximately  2.7  billion  Euros.  The  company  currently  employs  more  than   37,000  people  in  more  than  50  countries  on  all  five  continents.  With  qualified  and  independent  expert   services,  they  work  for  safety  on  the  road,  at  work  and  at  home.  These  services  range  from  vehicle   inspection  and  expert  appraisals  to  claims  services,  industrial  and  building  inspections,  safety  consultancy,   testing  and  certification  of  products  and  systems,  as  well  as  training  courses  and  temporary  work.  The   vision  for  the  company’s  100th  birthday  in  2025  is  that  DEKRA  will  be  the  global  partner  for  a  safe  world.

EASA published deliverable ‘Technical records’ & CRD to NPA2014-04 - Friday, November 18th, 2016

The final deliverable ‘Technical records’, as well as the related CRD to NPA 2014-04 , have been published on the EASA website.


Zurich, Switzerland: SR Technics, a world leading MRO service provider, has opened a new world-class training center in Masdar City, Abu Dhabi offering flexible, comprehensive training solutions to supplement the company’s existing training facilities in Zurich, Switzerland.

Since 2008 SR Technics has provided the employees of various regional airlines in the Middle East with basic maintenance training and type rating training, both of which help to obtain a valid Aircraft Maintenance License (AML) and to release aircraft back into service. The new modern training center is designed to serve regional and international clients, strengthening the existing relationships and building new ones.

Stephan Wiegelmann, Head of Training Services at SR Technics, is pleased with the new training center: “We were looking for a state-of-the-art facility, which we found in Masdar City. We chose this location because it is a progressive hub for educational, technical and scientific institutions, providing a modern environment for learning. Masdar City is also close to the Abu Dhabi Airport, so we are able to perform practical training on aircraft. The new training center is designed to offer high quality technical training in an inspiring learning environment.”

“Masdar City is the region’s first clean-tech cluster anchored by a world-class graduate university, hosting a range of corporate training, research and knowledge-sharing opportunities,” said Yousef Baselaib, Executive Director of Sustainable Real Estate at Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company. “The expansion of SR Technics’ presence at Masdar City will provide important services to Abu Dhabi’s growing aviation sector, and enhance the City’s standing as a hub connecting education with R&D and business with investment.”

Ralph Kaeding, who was recently appointed Head of the Abu Dhabi Training Center, welcomes clients to the new facilities: “Our experienced training team is fully committed to providing the quality training, with the flexibility to choose from scheduled courses as well as customized solutions. Our courses are short and efficient to minimize the off-duty time, optimizing the learning experience.”

The new Abu Dhabi training center offers vocational training, basic maintenance training, aircraft type training, specialized training and training consultancy services. All training courses are based on Part-147, Part-66 and Part-145 related maintenance training that are approved by the relevant authorities, such as EASA, GCAA and CASA.

New Memberships - Monday, November 14th, 2016

Last month 2 new members did join eamtc

Please welcome both Operantis and Aviation Services Research Centre the new eamtc members

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