2018 Activities

EASA – CAAS Additive Manufacturing Workshop

Singapore Aviation Academy, 15-16 October 2018

EASA – CAAS held their first  combined Additive Manufacturing (AM) workshop at the SAA facility in Singapore on 15-16th October 2018. This was strongly supported by the European Industry, i.e. Airbus, Safran, Rolls Royce, Avio, and Lufthansa Tech, who provided a clear united message regarding the need to take a step by step approach when integrating AM into aviation applications.  

 

The 140 attendees, from a diverse range of organisations, reflected well  both the broad and deep impact that AM technology is having throughout the aviation design, production, in-service, and R&D activities.  Some 31 regulators also attended, including the CAA of NZ.

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1st EU-South East Asia Aviation Partnership Project Project Management Board

ICAO APAC Office, Bangkok, Thailand, 13 September 2018

The 1st EU-South East Asia Aviation Partnership Project (EU-SEA APP) Project Management Board meeting was held in Bangkok on 13 September 2018 at the ICAO-APAC offices, following the 1st ICAO-EASA Forum on Civil Aviation in South East Asia. 

 

The EU-SEA APP Project Management Board meeting brought together representatives from the South East Asia partner states and the EU, in order to provide the EU-SEA APP project with their technical steering.

1st ICAO EASA Forum on Civil Aviation for South East Asia

ICAO APAC Office, Bangkok, Thailand, 12 September 2018

ICAO, European Union and South East Asia working together for cheaper, safer and more sustainable aviation

ICAO and EASA lend support to South East Asia’s aviation ambitions

 

Cheaper, safer and more environmentally sustainable aviation with less delays will be enabled by the ASEAN Single Aviation Market and Seamless ASEAN Sky. Challenges and opportunities were discussed at the first ICAO-EASA forum on Civil Aviation in South East Asia. 

 

For the first time, the UN International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) joined forces to bring together South East Asian aviation stakeholders and discuss the future of air transport in the South East Asian region.

Workshop on Drones

12-13 June 2018, Singapore

The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, the European Aviation Safety Agency, SESAR-JU and Eurocontrol hosted a Workshop on UAS Regulatory Framework and Integration in the Airspace.

 

This workshop for regulators offered a unique opportunity to look at:

  • How to integrate drones into the aviation ecosystem and protect citizens' safety, security, privacy and the environment

  • Review different approaches for tackling the challenges and enabling the opportunities that drones provide

  • Discuss the regulatory solutions, principles and best practices proposed in Europe

  • Look at research initiatives and strategies underway to pave the way for a safe integration of drones into the airspace

  • Exchange experience on developing regulatory frameworks for drones with other authorities in the Asia Pacific region

Please click HERE to request access to the workshop's presentations

EU supports the take-off of Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) in Thailand

11 May 2018, Bangkok, Thailand

On Friday 11th May, EU and EASA supported the agreement of a roadmap to enhance Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) in Thailand. This brought together the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) and the National Institute for Emergency Medicine (NIEM) under the framework of the EU-South East Asia Aviation Partnership Project.

 

Helicopters are infrequently used for HEMS operations in Thailand and critical health care for heart-attack, stroke and accident victims revolves around providing proper health care during the first ‘golden’ hour. Helicopters can play an important role in ensuring rapid transport of medical teams to the site, or evacuating patients to suitable hospitals within that time. A two-step approach in Thailand is proposed – the first is to be able to rescue patients from multiple pre-approved landing sites in strategic locations under the current regulatory framework, and the second is to be able to rescue patients from any place in Thailand under the EASA system.

 

Director General Henrik Hololei of DG MOVE attended the event and said: “Europe is committed to its partnership with Thailand, and through EASA, we are proud to support CAAT’s ongoing regulatory work. Safe HEMS operations will also support tourism, accelerate the development of aviation business and entail the education of highly skilled aero-medical personnel in the country.”

1st Steering Committee Meeting

7 February 2018

The first Project Steering Committee meeting of the EU-SEA APP project was organised together with those of the other APP projects managed by EASA, namely EU-China, EU-South Asia and EU-Latin America and the Caribbean. The meeting was held following a coordination meeting with representatives from the European institutions, EU member state authorities and European industry.

 

The Project Steering Committee meeting for the EU-South East Asia APP took place from 11:15 to 12:30. The steering committee meeting effectively acted as the launch meeting for the project since the contract start on 1 January 2018.

Over the next few months, under the inception phase, more information will be collected in order to complete the first year and overall work plan.

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