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    Commercial IFR Single-Engine Turbine Operations In Europe Legalized


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    Commercial IFR Single-Engine Turbine Operations In Europe Legalized

    Post by britfrog on Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:52 am

    The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the EU equivalent of the US FAA, published today long-awaited rules broadening the permitted use of single-engine turbine (SET) aircraft in commercial operations. Previously, commercial operators, both charter and cargo, were not permitted to operate any single-engine aircraft at night or in instrument meteorological conditions. Today’s rule lifts those restrictions for turbine-powered aircraft. The General Aviation Manufacturer’s Association (GAMA) has long pushed for liberalization on commercial SET operations in Europe. GAMA CEO Pete Bunce said of the new rules, “We applaud the leadership shown by the European Aviation Safety Agency in guiding this important safety framework forward, along with many dedicated individuals who helped forge this rule over many years. It will be a welcome development for those underserved by commercial routes to date.” GAMA European member companies Daher and Pilatus will undoubtedly be celebrating the loosened restrictions. Those popular airframers currently only offer single-engine turboprop airplanes, though Pilatus is developing a twin-engine jet.

    IT is worth noting that the Cancel All Aviation of the uk have been looking at this for over 20 years and still refused to allow it at least EASA has a more open mind and more open to modern ideas

    Thank the Lord that Wilbur Wright and co didnt need a Britrish CAA flying licence as we would still be crossing the Atlantic in boats

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