The European Union’s regulations pertaining to the technical requirements and administrative procedures for air operations is having a significant impact on National Aviation Authorities (NAA) and operators alike. In order to demonstrate compliance, all operators must remain EASA – Air Ops certified – an intense and costly process that typically takes up to three days.
Being more than your average bizav conference, the CEPA EXPO partnered with the Joint Aviation Authorities Training Organisation (JAA TO) to provide attendees a special opportunity to update their EASA – Air Ops certification. The purpose of this interactive ‘brush up’ course was to familarise participants with the requirements of the EASA regulation.
“People have to know about the regulations and changes of EASA in order to avoid accidents and problems,” explains JAA TO Workshop Speaker Gert Janse. “For example, if an accident takes place and they do not meet the EASA regulations, it might be a huge problem in terms of getting your insurance to cover the damages.”
The training covered a range of topics pertinent to both CAT and NCC, including:
- EASA regulatory structure
- Regulation Air Operations
- Highlights and recent changes to authority, organisational and technical requirements for Air Operations, along with specific approvals
“Regulations are changing a lot, so it is always good to stay ahead of the curve,” says Afcon Jet’s Anita Fox. “This workshop is very important, not just to remain up to date, but also to meet other people with similar interests.”
Participants included operators, crew scheduling officers, compliance and safety department staff, cabin crew, pilots, competent authorities and flight departments.