Thu, May 06, 2010
Results Could Eventually Impact Aviation Regs For EU
The EBAA has launched a web-based survey on Flight Time
Limitations (FTL) whose input will be used to help develop a
tailored business aviation regulation for EU pilots.
Launched in conjunction with Mark R. Rosekind, PHD of Alertness
Solutions, this survey targets EU-based fixed-wing business
aircraft pilots. To reach the representation required to attest to
the validity of the survey's findings, a minimum of 1000 responses
from business aircraft pilots inputs are needed.
To date, business aviation commercial operations have been
covered by the same regulation applied to the airlines, with some
national variations. As from June 2012, a new aviation safety
regulation will enter into force and will be applicable everywhere
in Europe. National deviations will no longer be
As the new regulation is drafted, it is important for the sector
to convince regulators that business aviation operations are simply
not comparable to airline operations and as such, should not to be
covered by the same regulations in the future. European business
aircraft operators need tailored rules designed to cover their
specific needs, ensuring safe operations whilst providing the
flexibility needed to conduct their businesses.
"This study will collect crucial data from business aircraft
pilots, which will be used as the basis for customized EU Flight
Time Limitations rules," says Brian Humphries, president and CEO,
European Business Aviation Association. "The collected data will
support and help the community define deviations between safety and
operational needs and the existing FTL regulation. In particular,
it will be used to provide strong scientific evidence to ensure the
safety of business aviation operations from a medical standpoint,
as well as identifying potential operational risks."
Whilst the business aviation community's involvement has been
outstanding, and EBAA has already collected a very large number of
questionnaires completed by pilots from all across Europe, to
ensure the study is as widely based as possible, the Association
requires more feedback.
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