Bienvenidos a la eNews IAOPA Europa de marzo 2012, que se envía a 23.000 propietarios de aeronaves y pilotos en 27 países de todo el continente
Confusion and uncertainty surrounds the implementation of EASA-FCL across Europe, with different countries establishing different timetables for compliance and minimal coordination between national aviation authorities. The original implementation deadline of April 8th 2012 has been abandoned and states are planning to introduce EASA-FCL any time between July 2012 and April 2013. The European Commission has decreed that every state complete the transition by April 2014, so the later they begin implementation, the less time they have to do the job.
Bienvenidos a la eNews IAOPA Europa de Enero 2012, que se envía a 23.000 propietarios de aeronaves y pilotos en 27 países de todo el continente
Italy has introduced a new 'luxury tax' on private aircraft which will have a serious impact on the aviation industry and is likely to cost the country more than it brings in in revenue. The new tax will be levied on a sliding scale from €1.5 per kilogram per year for aircraft under 1,000 kgs to €7.55 per kg for aircraft over 10,000 kg, with helicopters paying double. While the tax will further depress aircraft ownership in Italy, it could affect every pilot in Europe because it applies to any private aircraft, of any nationality, which remains on Italian territory for 48 hours or more. Not only does that make visiting Italy expensive, but even passing through the country becomes risky. A weather delay, a mechanical problem, or industrial action by ATC could land the transiting pilot with a tax bill running into thousands of euros.
Bienvenidos a la eNews IAOPA Europa de Febrero 2012, que se envía a 23.000 propietarios de aeronaves y pilotos en 27 países de todo el continente
The entire aviation world has mounted a concerted challenge to EASA over its scale of fees and charges, which are characterised as inexplicably high and are acting as a major drag on the aviation industry in Europe. IAOPA has joined organisations representing every facet of regulated aviation on the EASA Advisory Body in writing to the Chairman of the EASA Board of Management expressing concern at the damaging effect of EASA’s fees. The letter singles out for special attention the wholly disproportionate charges levied on general aviation and demands that they be reduced through a programme of cost-cutting at EASA.