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…
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.
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.
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.
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…
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…