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a simple and proportionate system for the licensing of certifying staff involved in the maintenance of ELA1 airplanes, as well as aircraft other than airplanes and helicopters, meaning sailplanes, balloons and airships. These points are taken into consideration by this NPA through two different subjects, and envisages to adapt the current B2 licensing requirements for maintenance of avionics and electrical systems to the lower complexity of light aircraft and propose a simple and proportionate system for the licensing of certifying staff involved in the maintenance of ELA1 airplanes, as well as aircraft other than airplanes and helicopters. The NPA, as well as the comment response document, are available on the EASA website.

agement and Weather Applications – Operational Services and Environmental Definition (OSED). This document defines a concept of operations for transmitting aircraft-derived meteorological data to enable a wide range of Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) and Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) applications in the areas of wake turbulence, air traffic management and meteorology. Recent publications of EUROCAE include ED-154A – on Future Air Navigation System 1/A (FANS 1/A) – Aeronautical Telecommunications Network Interoperability Standard. This document provides interoperability requirements to enable FANS 1/A aircraft and ATN aircraft to co-exist in the same operational environment.

EUROCONTROL
It seems the initial timeline to introduce 8.33 kHz radios below FL 195 in Europe has slipped and is now anticipated by EUROCONTROL to be mandated by 2018. Mandating 8.33 kHz throughout the European airspace seems to be the only realistic proven solution to meet the forecast demand for new frequencies in the mid to long term. The cost of implementation for the extension below FL 195 is considerable, but the overall benefit is significant enough to introduce this change. The proposed implementation plan identifies the need for all radios operating in the ICAO EUR region to have 8.33 kHz channel spacing capability by Jan. 1, 2018, except for cases where no conversion is feasible.

News & Regulatory Updates
Australia
The following guidance documents are available on the Australian government’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority website. CASA advised that revised AMC/GM CASR Part 147 – Maintenance Training Organizations has been published. CASA advised of new Standards Development project: MS 12/36 – Amend CAO 20.18 – to remove the uncertainty about the phrase “all instruments and equipment fitted to the aircraft.” CASA advised that CAAP 50B-1(0) – Alternative log books for Class B aircraft has been cancelled and removed from the CASA website. CAAP 50A/B-1(0) – Aircraft Log Books and Alternate to Aircraft Log Books published in September 2012 replaces this CAAP. CASA advised that Final Advisory Circular AC 42-3(0) – Reliability Programs has been published. CASA advised SS 12/35 – Advisory Circular that provides CASR Part 11 guidance covering electronic certification, procedures, records and related electronic security matters. q
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RTCA/EUROCAE
A few new RTCA documents have been recently issued, including the following: • DO-338, Minimum Aviation System Performance Standards for ADS-B Traffic Surveillance Systems and Applications. This document consolidates and updates information previously provided in other RTCA documents – DO-289 and DO-242A to create a single new MASPS. • DO-339, Aircraft Derived Meteorological Data via Data Link for Wake Vortex, Air Traffic Man-

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Avionics News November 2012

Point of Communication
AEA Now
International News and Regulatory Updates
Modernizing Electricals
Member Profile
House & Hangar Calls
Gliders, Sailplanes and Motor-Gliders
A Conversation With...
Apple's Latest Smartphone Creates Chaos, Opportunity
Before & After
Member Profile
Business Basics
Aviation Aces
Theory & Practice
Legal Ease
What's New
Marketplace Classifieds
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