Working Conference at Lisbon March 2006
Working Conference in Lisbon completed. APAU, the Ultralight Assosiation
of Portugal, hosted a well arranged conference with 25 delegates from
European member countries this week-end at Hotel Roma.
new member countries, Bulgaria and Finland, were accepted and welcomed by
the present delegates. They were not represented at the meeting,
but are expected to be so at the General Conference in London in October.
See "Dates and Activities"
The most essential item was giving a proper mandate to the Working Group MDM.032, to be held at EASA premises in Köln next week. The issue is primarily to protect the current microlight definition in Annex II to EU regulation 1592/2002, and secondly to seek a way to create a new class above or beside the above "Annex II", that could be benefitial to our members.
EMF is also involved in Licensing issues, Airspace, Transponder policy, mutually recognition of each country's licenses and permit to fly. There are still countries in Europe that does not recognise another European country's domestic microlight approval, and some that charge money for issuing a permit to fly through their air space for foreign microlights. EMF has taken on the work of informing the concerned administrations about the common practice in order to contribute in clearing out such differences.
More info from the presentations follow:
The EASA MDM.032 Working Group
The French analysis presentet (Bertrand Taddei)
A new suggestion presented by Jo Konrad.