Administrative burden on small helicopter operators
In 2020 EASA commissioned an external evaluation aimed at identifying EU rules and provisions which impose administrative burden to small helicopter operators and assessing their impact. This project supports the implementation of the Rotorcraft Safety Roadmap to reduce administrative burden on the helicopter operators, so they can focus on safety-related tasks and improve their performance. The evaluation was circulated to the EASA Advisory Body members in 2020 for consultation.The Agency decided to set up a Working Group composed by EASA experts and external stakeholders to assess the added value of the evaluation recommendations which are aimed at minimising the administrative burden on small operators and to perform an impact assessment which will justify the need of intervention, assess its priority and the expected impact. This assessment will be integrated in the Best Intervention Strategy (BIS) “Rotorcraft” report and then a consultation with the Advisory Bodies will be carried out.
The work is expected to finish in September 2021.
EHA is part of this team and its representatives prepared the following analysis on the main issues affecting the operators.
(link to download the document)