General aviation news archive for April 2015
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Bristol to get listening squawk
30 Apr 15, Bristol
The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has confirmed Bristol Airport will be allocated a "listening out" squawk from May 2015. The ever-popular squawk codes have played an instrumental role in reducing the number of airspace infringements by general aviation aircraft at the UK’s largest airports.
Diamond gets DA62 EASA certification
30 Apr 15
On April 16th 2015, Diamond Aircraft received EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) type certification for its newest twin engine aircraft, the DA62. At AERO Friedrichshafen Patrick Ky, EASA Executive Director, personally handed over the type certificate to Christian Dries, Diamond Aircraft CEO.
Piper launches new M-series aircraft
16 Apr 15
At a historical product unveiling today, Piper Aircraft announced three new aircraft as part of their esteemed M-Class line of single-engine, pressurised, cabin class business aircraft: the M600, the M500, and the M350.
Cavalon Pro gets first ever gyroplane C of A
16 Apr 15
The first gyroplane to benefit from new airworthiness rules has been unveiled at Europed's biggest annual general aviation event. The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said it had today issued a type certificate for the Rotorsport Cavalon Pro, which will now allow each of these gyroplanes to have a Certificates of Airworthiness (C of A), rather than a Permit to Fly, if the owner so chooses. This brings the benefit of aircraft on Cs of A being able to be used for commercial operations.
CAA to "deregulate, delegate and create vibrant dynamic GA"
2 Apr 15
A root and branch review of many of the national rules and regulations that affect UK General Aviation (GA) is underway through a consultation on the elements in the Air Navigation Order (ANO) that affect GA.
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