Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Extra secutiy heading our way

The EU Security Directive was due to come into force in the UK on 29 April, but thanks to a consultation and the forthcoming General Election it looks like things will be delayed until perhaps June.

The EU Directive does allow countries to apply different rules to different types of aeroplane and operation. It looks like the bar has been set at 15 tonnes which certainly excludes our kind of GA. Well, sort of.

Although an aircraft under 15 tonnes will not be subject to the same increased security measures, it will be subject to a risk assessment and, pending that outcome, some form of security, however minimal.

It is also likely that we will become subject to the same security measures imposed on aircraft of over 45 tonnes when we use the same facilities.

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