A years-long effort to rewrite European aircraft certification standards for many types of light aircraft is finished and the European Aviation Safety Agency’s (EASA) new CS-23 takes effect Aug. 15. In general, the new rules are in harmony with the FAA’s new Part 23 regulations, which were published in December. Both regulations shift from design-specific requirements to consensus-based standards in helping determine compliance and airworthiness. “The former approach ...


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