The Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia issued on June 14 COVID-19 guidelines for the aviation industry, including common cleaning, disinfection and safety measures for flight decks, passenger cabin and cargo compartments, specific disinfection measures for flight decks and specific disinfection measures for maintenance.
The Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Australia is renewing the instrument CASA EX74/17 for drug and alcohol management plan (DAMP) organizations collecting and screening of oral fluid and urine body samples outside capital city areas, which is due to expire on June 30, 2020. This instrument exempts a DAMP organization located outside an Australian capital city from the requirements of having an accredited collecting agency conduct oral fluid and urine body sample collection and screening for the presence of drugs, provided certain conditions are met.
Indonesia’s Director General of Air Transportation, Novie Riyanto, says that aircraft passenger capacity will be increased gradually with stricter health protocol settings, both at the departure airport and also arrival as well as in the cabin of the aircraft. More than 85% of Indonesia's passenger aircraft are now equipped with high efficiency, particulate air (HEPA) air circulation. ATR aircraft, although not using HEPA, have a two-piece Environment Control System that renews air every 5-7 min.
India's Director General Civil Aviation has extended the deadline for dangerous goods training to Sept. 30, 2020.
In order to streamline procedures and reduce costs, EASA will begin to issue all of its approvals in a digital format. These are expected to replace the past practice of issuing paper certificates. As a security measure, data can be cross checked against valid approvals on the EASA website. EASA has a two stage approach for this transition. In stage one, EASA will issue some product approvals and will gather data about the program. It will use this data to improve their processes before entering stage two. In stage two, EASA will begin issuing all other product and organization approvals in digital format. The first stage of this program takes effect June 22.
EASA has issued airworthiness directive 2020-0139 for Airbus A350-1041s and -941s, requiring inspection of horizontal tail plane lateral load fitting bushings, effective July 6, 2020.
EASA has issued airworthiness directive 2020-0036R1 for Airbus A320 family, implementing time limits and maintenance checks under airworthiness limitations section part 2, damage tolerant airworthiness limitation items, effective July 1, 2020.
EASA has issued proposed airworthiness directive 20-096 for Airbus A320 family, requiring pressure check on emergency escape slide raft inflation reservoir, effective 14 days after airworthiness directive is issued.
EASA has issued proposed airworthiness directive 20-097 Rolls-Royce Deutschland Trent 1000s, requiring retirement of Fuel Pump, effective 14 days after airworthiness directive is issued.
FAA has issued airworthiness directive 2020-11-12 for certain Boeing 737-8s and -9s, requiring a detailed inspection of thumbnail fairing panels and mid-strut fairing panels for excessive rework of the metallic, aluminum foil inner surface layer, replacement of any excessively reworked panels and modification of the thumbnail fairing assembly to ensure adequate bonding, effective July 30, 2020.
FAA has issued airworthiness directive 2020-13-07 for all Rolls-Royce Deutschland Trent 1000-D2s, -J2s and -K2s, with fuel pump, part number G5030FPU01, installed, requires removal and replacement of the fuel pump with a part eligible for installation, effective July 13, 2020.
Transport Canada has issued airworthiness directive CF-2020-23 for MHI RJ Aviation CRJ700s and 900s, requiring identification and rectification of wing anti-ice system piccolo duct holes not conforming to drawing requirements, effective July 8, 2020.
A listing of airworthiness directive and bulletins from around the world.