Achievements

Major achievements include:

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Representation in the SAB (EASA Stakeholders Advisory Body), in the Rotorcraft Sectorial Committee (RSC) and in the STeBs (EASA Stakeholders Technical Bodies) thus enabling us to actively participate in all the discussions and be included in the various Rulemaking tasks.

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Preferential access to EASA various Departments thanks to a dedicated Rotorcraft Department and Focal points. 

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Acting as a contractor in the SESAR program, in order to play a continuing significant role in the development of the new Single European Sky as to ensure the needs of  helicopters are properly reflected in the design of the new European ATM infrastructure. 

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The derogation of helicopters from the common basic standards on civil aviation security, thereby allowing members to adopt alternative security measures with the approval of their National Authorities, tailored to the needs of the helicopter and their particular operations, avoiding expensive and inappropriate constraints on the function of their businesses. 

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Through working with DG Environment at the European Commission for the affordable involvement of helicopters in EU-ETS, we achieved the exclusion of helicopters of less than 5.7 tons MAUW from emissions trading, and the use of simplified reporting procedures by operators emitting less than 10,000 tons of CO2. 

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Assessment of a rulemaking change on single engine operations over hostile environment based on an outsourced dedicated study. 

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Fulfill an important role in the establishment and consolidation of a unique event in Europe called "Helitech International", focused on Civil and Parapublic sectors. 

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Together with HAI (Helicopter Association International) we have set up the International Federation of Helicopter Associations (IFHA) which has an Advisory role in ICAO and we are represented in Annexes 6 and 14 amongst others.

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 Full recognition in the European ATM Masterplan.

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The withdrawal of PAD 15-117 related to Personnel Carrying Device Systems (PCDS).