In view of the upcoming Helitech International intense Conference programme, here is an insight on some of the many EASA presentations that will be made during the EHA Rotorcraft Seminars on 16th October. The Seminars will offer key areas for discussion to promote a more efficient rotorcraft safety strategy as well as introducing the main changes of the EASA New Basic Regulation which aim at improving the performance of the EU aviation system and make it best prepared for the challenges of the future.
EASA Rotorcraft Safety Roadmap
EASA will present key aspects of the rotorcraft safety strategy which is the result of the initiative taken by the Agency, together with the industry, to reduce the number of accidents by 50% in the next 10 year. The strategy will not only focus on Airworthiness but will try to tackle some key areas such as Safety Culture, Operations, Airmanship, Training, and Technology.
New Basic Regulation
The objective of the EASA new Basic Regulation is to improve the performance of the EU aviation system and make it best prepared for the challenges of the future. More concretely, four main themes underpinned the development of the New Basic Regulation.
- Make a better use of our limited resources
- Closing gap and inconsistencies
- A flexible and performance-based approach
- Better governance for EASA
The presentation will highlight the main changes introduced by the New Basic Regulation with a focus on potential impact for helicopter operators.
How Occurrence Reporting is a Driving Force behind Improving Rotorcraft Safety
During the presentation it will be outlined the vital role that occurrence reports play in the European Safety Risk Management process, which drives strategic actions in the European Plan for Aviation Safety (EPAS). In this modern, data-driven world, there is a need for a solid foundation of good quality occurrence reports to ensure that analysis work enables the rule makers to identify the right safety challenges and then propose the correct risk mitigations. The presentation will help provide a better understanding of the reporting process as well as why and how the rotorcraft sector can create good occurrence reports.