EU, US General Aviation Design Regulations Being Aligned

FAA's revised Part 23 regulation will be a performance-based approach to airworthiness standards. It is a top priority for the agency.

The European Aviation Safety Agency plans to reorganize its rules to follow the FAA's approach in a revised Part 23, the regulation that sets design standards for general aviation aircraft, FAA announced June 5. FAA's revised regulation will be a performance-based approach to airworthiness standards, and it is a top priority for the agency, which has set a goal to reduce the general aviation fatal accident rate by 10 percent over a 10-year period (2009-2018).

FAA established an Aviation Rulemaking Committee in August 2011 to revitalize general aviation safety worldwide, with members from industry and government on the committee and observers from FAA's international counterparts participating. The committee presented its recommendations to FAA in June 2013; the agency reported that the Part 23 rewrite "will set a standard that improves safety, enables innovation, streamlines the certification process and reduces costs by using international consensus standards to implement the regulations."

"The FAA and our global aviation partners are committed to streamlining the certification process for general aviation airplanes while enhancing safety throughout the world," said FAA Administrator Michael Huerta. "The FAA is working on completing our proposal as quickly as possible."

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • EHS Management Software Buyer's Guide

    Download this buyer's guide to make more informed decisions as you're looking for an EHS management software system for your organization.

  • Steps to Conduct a JSA

    We've put together a comprehensive step-by-step guide to help you perform a job safety analysis (JSA), which includes a pre-built, JSA checklist and template, steps of a JSA, list of potential job hazards, and an overview of hazard control hierarchy.

  • Levels of a Risk Matrix

    Risk matrices come in many different shapes and sizes. Understanding the components of a risk matrix will allow you and your organization to manage risk effectively.

  • Free Safety Management Software Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Management Software helps organizations to improve safety by providing a comprehensive toolset of software modules to help businesses identify trouble spots; reduce claims, lost days, OSHA fines; and more.

  • Industry Safe
Bulwark FR Quiz

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - March 2021

    March 2021

    Featuring:

    • EMPLOYEE TESTING
      The Impact of COVID-19 on Drug Testing
    • PROTECTIVE APPAREL
      Preparing for Unpredictable Spring Weather
    • FALL PROTECTION
      Building a Comprehensive Floor Safety Strategy
    • GAS DETECTION
      Gas Hazards and the COVID-19 Vaccine
    View This Issue