Airworthiness News

Certifying new light aircraft under national regulations

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The CAA has launched a consultation to seek views on a proposal to move new designs of light aircraft weighing between 450kg and 600kg from pan-European certification, under the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), to national CAA regulations. European regulations allow national regulators the ability to choose to extend their…

Technical News Sheet (TNS) 1-2019

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The BGA TNS 1-2019 has been published. As ever, this publication includes important information aimed at BGA inspectors and aircraft owners. You can view TNS 1-2019 here.

CS-STAN (AMP 2-7) updated

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The BGA Airworthiness and Maintenance Procedure for CS-STAN has been updated. This information is aimed at glider owners and inspectors. Please read more here.

Battery Maintenance and Testing (AMP 4-9) updated

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The BGA Airworthiness and Maintenance Procedure for Battery Maintenance and Testing has been updated and includes important guidance on the airworthiness of battery mounts. This information is aimed at glider owners and inspectors. Please read more here.

CAA adds new requirements on aircraft issued with non-UK ARC

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Without any discussion with recreational aviation stakeholders, the CAA has decided that UK aircraft that are issued with an ARC by a CAMO outside the UK must produce copies of a number of documents in addition to a copy of the ARC, ie; Copy of EASA form 14 for Part…

Safety Harness Integrity

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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.

Self-Declared Maintenance Programme (SDMP)

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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….

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