There are a number of aircraft operated at BGA clubs, including transitioned EASA gliders, that are equipped with safety harnesses which are maintained ‘on condition’ rather than limited by a specified life. The CAA has recently published a Safety Notice re safety harness integrity.
The previous proposed Airworthiness Directive (that effects some Solo engines) has now become a full EASA Airworthiness Directive with an effective date of 22th February. AD 2019-0029 (Solo Kleinmotoren GmbH) Engine – Propeller Reduction Gear Excentric Axle Bearings – Replacement More details are at http://ad.easa.europa.eu/ad/2019-0029
The Self-Declared Maintenance Programme (SDMP) is an EASA development that introduces greater flexibility for aircraft owners. All EASA sailplanes including powered sailplanes including TMGs are required to use an SDMP from 1 October 2019. The SDMP requirements permit owners to develop and tailor a maintenance programme for their particular aircraft….
EASA have issued a new (amended) Airworthiness Directive AD 2018-0265R1 – BRP-ROTAX GmbH & Co KG: Engine – Exhaust Valve – Replacement. This applies to Rotax 914/915 engines that are fitted to a number of motor gliders and a number of LAA Permit to Fly tugs used by gliding clubs….
The CAA has provided details of a mandatory Airworthiness Directive that affects a number of motor gliders. The Directive appears to have originated from a failure in the Permit to Fly/un-certified version of the engine. Any club that operates a Rotax powered 914 or 915 LAA/BMAA permit tug is strongly…
The latest TNS is now available This is important detail that all BGA inspectors must read. Owners, who are of course responsible for the airworthiness of their aircraft, will also find the information interesting and helpful. The TNS can be viewed here
From 2 November 2018, Aeronautical Radio Licences, currently issued by the CAA, will be issued and administered by Ofcom. You can read more here.
T61 Falkes are non-EASA aircraft and are being transferred to national C of A and National ARC (NARC). There has been a hold up in the process at the CAA. Following a lot of work in the past by Jim Hammerton and more recently by BGA CTO Gordon MacDonald, the…
BGA Airworthiness courses have been updated at https://members.gliding.co.uk/courses/courses/
The latest version of the BGA Airworthiness Exposition can be viewed here