Airworthiness News

New (amended) EASA Grob 102 Astir and Grob 103 AD and BGA advice

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EASA have issued an amended AD for all Grob 102 and 103 gliders at https://ad.easa.europa.eu/ad/2020-0138 It has also become apparent that it is possible to inadvertently cause a control restriction of the elevator push rod bolt if it is refitted the wrong way round. Please ensure any gliders that have…

COVID19 - BGA aircraft weighing periodicity extended

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The COVID19 restrictions are severely limiting access to maintenance facilities, including aircraft weighing facilities. The BGA Airworthiness Compendium ‘General Information all types. Weight and Balance’ requires weighing every eight years. Following guidance from the Chief Technical Officer, with immediate effect that has been extended to nine years. The related BGA…

COVID19 ARC expiry and BGA airworthiness support

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The BGA has published a notice extending the period of automatic ongoing access to BGA airworthiness support on expiry of an ARC from 90 days to 150 days. Full details are here.

BGA TNS 2-2020 published

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BGA Technical News Sheet 2-2020 has been published and can be viewed here.

Part M Light

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As previously reported, Part M Light came into force on the 24th March 2020 as part of changes brought about by EASA’s GA Strategy and the move towards proportionate regulation of GA. The BGA has updated the relevant documents published on the members website to reflect the changes, and has…

Part-M Light

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As previously reported, Part-M Light, the revised maintenance rules for sailplanes and other light EASA aircraft, comes into force this year. With impeccable timing, a number of ‘Part-ML’ changes apply with effect from 24th March 2020, with other changes due in October 2020. Whilst the BGA has already addressed most…

Important Update - BGA Courses and Seminars

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Due to the fast-developing COVID19 situation, the BGA regrets that with immediate effect, all BGA courses and seminars will be indefinitely postponed. We will aim to deliver as many courses and seminars as possible as soon as the situation changes. We are assessing the possibility of delivering some online training….

Seat Harnesses AMP updated

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The BGA AMP re seat harness maintenance has been updated. You can view the publication here.

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