rEGULATORY uPDATES

FAA creates RVSM benefit to ADS-B Out early equipage

The Federal Aviation Administration eliminates the requirement for operators to apply for an RVSM authorization when their aircraft are equipped with qualified ADS-B Out systems and meet specific altitude-keeping equipment requirements for operations in RVSM airspace.

EASA publishes NPA on CS-STAN

The European Aviation Safety Agency has published its proposed regular update of the certification specifications for standard changes & standard repairs (CS-STAN) -- Issue 3.

Regulatory Update: ADS-B Out Installations

The FAA recently published a Legal Interpretation regarding Flight ID that essentially requires the aircraft Flight ID (either aircraft call sign or aircraft registration number) to be accurate to the aircraft's flight plan.

AEA Attends EASA Annual Conference

Last week, Ric Peri, AEA vice president of government and industry affairs, was in Cologne, Germany, attending multiple meetings on behalf of the AEA European membership.