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    BBC News: Saturday 07 March 2020
    UK will leave EU aviation safety regulator at end of 2020

    The UK will leave the European aviation safety regulator after the Brexit transition period, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has confirmed.
    He said UK membership of the European Aviation Safety Agency - responsible for certifying the airworthiness of planes - would end on 31 December.

    He said the UK's Civil Aviation Authority would "bring expertise home".

    Mr Shapps told Aviation Week much of the Cologne-based European Aviation Safety Agency's (EASA) expertise came from the UK and that a lot of its leaders were British.

    He said the agency's powers would revert to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) "and the expertise will need to come home to do that, but we'll do it in a gradual way".

    British Airways owner IAG said it was "disappointed" with the decision and said the Civil Aviation Authority "does not have the expertise required to operate as a world class safety and technical regulator".

    IAG said: "The CAA will require fundamental restructuring from top to bottom which will take time. There is no way that it can be done by 31 December."
    Read More at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51783580

    NS Comment: That's a shocking put-down by IAG. Wonder if the words came out of an Irish or Spanish mouth.
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    NS Comment: That's a shocking put-down by IAG. Wonder if the words came out of an Irish or Spanish mouth.
    What is shocking about it? The UK CAA has worked as a "shared service" for over a decade and scaled because of it. Just being the CAA means f all....

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    Quote Originally Posted by litebulbs View Post
    What is shocking about it? The UK CAA has worked as a "shared service" for over a decade and scaled because of it. Just being the CAA means f all....
    The CAA down-sized alright, but it still had the manpower and resources to handle its oversight functions as the NAA for the UK. That included EASA-letter-headed roles such as personnel licensing, organisation approvals and audits. The shared roles performed centrally at EASA HQ have a large chunk of involvement by UK persons. Such persons may be enticed back to join the CAA in taking over such roles.

    It was disingenuous of the IAG to write off the CAA as it came out in the opening post.
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    Default Re: UK Exits EASA End of Dec-2020

    Quote Originally Posted by No Smoking View Post
    ....oversight functions........
    ....personnel licensing........

    Oversight in not a regulator: what do you think would be the increase in resource to accomplish regulation?
    Licensing: following the EASA common standard. Just imagine if EASA put a big copyright on all of the Parts we work to today?

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    Quote Originally Posted by litebulbs View Post
    Oversight in not a regulator: what do you think would be the increase in resource to accomplish regulation?
    Licensing: following the EASA common standard. Just imagine if EASA put a big copyright on all of the Parts we work to today?
    Regulation as in BCAR/ANO never stopped being under the CAA for non-Commercial Air Transport aircraft.

    Our BCARs formed the basis on which JAA began harmonisation talks with FAA to have JARs and FARs running close in nomenclature and meanings. EASA inherited the JARs. In order to continue to enjoy a seamless certification program for aviation products, it would be mutually beneficial for all the big players to continue to sing from the same hymn sheet.

    Over the years, the arrangement has saved huge amounts of time and money for western manufacturers of aviation products. If EASA tried to block the CAA from such harmonisation, Airbus would feel the pinch as well, because the CAA would be entitled to run the rule over every square inch of paper and metal prior to granting a Type Certificate.
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    Default Re: UK Exits EASA End of Dec-2020

    Quote Originally Posted by No Smoking View Post
    Regulation as in BCAR/ANO never stopped being under the CAA for non-Commercial Air Transport aircraft.
    Yes, but then lets scale the two. We also used to rule the waves, now?

    I have no doubt, in time, the CAA could upsize and reskill to become what it was, but not in a year.

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