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.
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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, firstname.lastname@example.org, +31 (0)6 11 00 3432. For more information about DEKRA, please contact Stan Hendriks, email@example.com, +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.
SR TECHNICS OPENS A NEW TRAINING CENTER IN ABU DHABI - Thursday, November 17th, 2016
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