[Avionics Magazine 06-24-2016] The European Aviation Safety Agency is proposing an update of its current certification standards for small aircraft, which it calls a "reorganization of CS-23." The proposal introduces a new concept for certification, by reducing the number of requirements from 399 detailed technical requirements to 67 safety objectives.
The cockpit of the King Air 350i, shows the types of innovative technologies that are being introduced into the Part 23 community. Photo: Beechcraft.
The new rules not only reduce the requirements, but also the remaining requirements are now written in a way that enable innovation and the use of new technologies. Also, this proposal seeks to harmonize with the similar proposal from the FAA for Part 23, with which several differences remain, according to a statement released by EASA regarding the new rules.
EASA is accepting comments on the new proposal until September 23, and plans to publish the new rule by the end of 2016.