EASA asked for an assessment of their work in 2022

EASA asked for an assessment of their work in 2022

easaThe Commission is legally obliged to assess how well the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has fulfilled its objectives, mandate and tasks. This initiative assesses the impact of the Regulation establishing EASA and establishing its working practices (Regulation (EU) 2018/1139) on ensuring a high level of safety in civil aviation in the EU. Interested parties were able to submit their comments from April 21st to May 19th, 2022.

The German Gliding Association took part with this statement. Here are the key statements:

For the reporting period, this positive development of EASA for users in Europe should be recognized.
The following topics are currently of interest:

  • With regard to the regulations for the technical staff of small aircraft, there is still a need to further adapt the regulations to the real circumstances in order not to endanger the further development of gliding in Europe.
  • Using another example of “Flight Safety Reporting”, better legal safeguards must be provided so that air sports must be clearly separated from the requirements of commercial aviation in order to avoid incorrect burdens.
  • Of course, all air sports must be treated appropriately when using airspace, as they are equal participants in air traffic with all other airspace users.

These problems must be adequately addressed to ensure sufficient practicality of the related measures. At the national level, it is repeatedly shown that EASA should better communicate the philosophy and ideas behind the regulations. The interpretation has a lot of scope here and is therefore sometimes not suitable for implementing the intentions of the regulations in a comparable way within the European Union.

The German Gliding Association (DSV) is prepared to continue to participate in this process in the future.