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Aircraft. EASA’s re-written CS-23 revolutionary paves the way for a new era in General Aviation industry

Cologne, Germany - Also GA sector representatives emphasised its great potential

EASA Certification Director Trevor Woods presented EASA’s re-written CS-23 certification rules for small aircraft at "AERO" yesterday, pointing out that the ‘EASA CS-23 are new, smart and flexible rules, prepared with and for a safe innovative GA industry’. The reorganised CS-23 remove design limitations for manufacturers and thus open the way to innovation. Also GA (General Aviation) industry representatives emphasised its great potential. The new CS-23 establishes objective and design-independent requirements. New designs will not be hampered by detailed prescriptive rules. This enables innovative solutions to enhance safety, while at the same time red tape, time and certification costs are reduced. The innovations are supported by better up-to-date industry standards which are continually developed in cooperation between manufacturers, users, EASA and other authorities. EASA has participated in an international effort and cooperation with the FAA (and others) to reorganise the CS-23/Part 23 in order to revive certified general aviation. Furthermore, a harmonised reorganisation of both the related EU and US rules is vital for a global success. At "AERO 2017", EASA has presented a number of tangible results of its GA strategy based on minimum necessary rules and a flexible, risk-based approach. The strategy’s key objectives have now mostly been reached, and they mean good news for pilots, training schools, manufacturers and, in general, aircraft users and owners. Also in the scope of "AERO", which celebrated its 25-years anniversary, new and cutting-edge aircraft and other aviation technology such as the Italian-made light aircraft Black Shape TC 115 received EASA Type Certification, handed over by EASA Certification Director Trevor Woods. Among the turbine-engine airplanes, the Socata TBM 910 received the EASA Type Certificate, and the Quest Kodiak 100A model was given EASA validation of its FAA Type Certificate. Further events included the signing of a Charter, signed by 3 flight sharing companies (COAVMI, Flyt.club, Wingly) respectively, to promote the safety of non-commercial GA flights with light aircraft.

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