CAD RS among first in Europe to initiate implementation of new EU regulation in the field of flight crew personnel licensing, concluded by EASA team of experts
EASA team of experts has conducted the standardization inspection to the Civil Aviation Directorate of the Republic of Serbia of flight crew licensing and aviation medicine from 15 to 19 April.
This visit was conducted after five days from entering into force of new Serbian regulation on flight crew licensing and transposition of two EU regulations 1178/2011 and 290/2012 having entered into force in EU states on 8 April 2013. Thus CAD RS is among the first civil aviation authorities that were under such an inspection of standards that are introduced right after their EU wide adoption.
Following the four-day intensive inspection of the both in-house and field operations of CAD RS, through the oversight of the relevant Serbian aviation organizations, EASA team of experts has released a preliminary report stating that there are no significant safety concerns or issues detected. This report also commends CAD RS for its hard work and efforts exerted towards improving the rule-making in the filed of flight crew licensing. EASA team members have undividedly expressed their favorable opinion on the rapidity and quality of the harmonization process which is yet to take place in the whole of EU.
EASA team members have also pointed out the high-level of standards used in the personnel licensing, indicating that the Serb civil aviation authority conducts its operations in a highly professional and responsible manner, keeping up with the latest requirements and standards with the aim to raising the safety levels in air transport not only in this country but in EU and world wide respectively.
According to Mr. Virgilijus Velntukevicius, the team leader, EASA will within a month`s time deliver to European Commission the official in-depth report on standardization inspection in the field of flight crew licensing in the Republic of Serbia, to be incorporated into the EC report on progress made in 2013 by the Republic of Serbia. During the previous EASA standardization visit in October 2010, EASA established that CAD RS was successful in flight crew licensing.
Simultaneous coming into force of new EU and Serbian regulation governing flight crew licencing
A new Regulation on flight crew licencing has entered into force today ("RS Official Gazette", No. 33/13) which was prepared by the Civil Aviation Directorate of the Republic of Serbia (CAD RS) and adopted by the CAD RS Board. The new regulation’s coming into force coincided with the new EU regulation governing the same field.
In order to pick up the pace with the latest European standards, CAD RS has worked extensively on translation of EU Regulations 1178/2011 and 290/2012 and their transposition and harmonization with the Serbian regulations.
This regulation provides for the conditions for licensing the flight crew licencing, the duration of the licenses and authorizations, conditions to be met for their variation, suspension or revocation, format of the licenses, the procedure for qualification assessment of flight personnel, the conditions under which the approved training center certificates are issued, amended, suspended or revoked, period within which these certificates are issued.
It also includes the conditions under which the training received, ranks and other conditions meat by the military aviation personnel during their military service is accepted for taking the final examination for the issuance of flight crew licenses, the conditions under which medical fitness is to be examined and the procedure for the conduct of the said examinations, time during which the medical fitness is examined and medical certificate forms.
For the new Regulation click here:
http://www.cad.gov.rs/docs/regulativa/Pravilnik o letackom osoblju (Sl glasnik RS br 33-13).pdf
Milan Zivanovic assumed office as Acting Director of the Civil Aviation Directorate of the Republic of Serbia
The Government of the Republic of Serbia at the session held on Thursday 24 January has appointed Milan Zivanovic, following the acceptance of the former Director Nebojsa Starcevic`s resignation. The Government of the Republic of Serbia has reached this decision based on favourable criteria met by Milan Zivanovic and his suitability for the above position.
The procedure of discharging the duties began on Friday, extending over weekend when the newly appointed Director Zivanovic assumed his duties and responsibilities and commenced discharging the duties of the civil aviation authorities director.
Milan Zivanovic graduated from the Faculty of Traffic and Transport Engineering of the University of Belgrade, at the department for transport safety. Following graduation he pursued the carrier of a professor and lecturer in the field of transportation group of subjects.
From 1987 to 2000 he worked for Belgrade City Transportation Company (BCTC), where he began as an engineer, depot director, deputy director general, and finally director general throughout the most difficult times for BCTC i.e. embargo and bombing of Serbia.
From 2000 to 2004 he worked for the Agency for Reconstruction of Belgrade as assistant director.
He worked for JAT Airways as director of JAT Catering. Following the separation of JAT Catering from JAT Airways in 2005, he successfully managed this company for four years making great operating results.
The Air Services Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the Republic of Turkey
The Air Services Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the Republic of Turkey provides better opportunities for aviation industry and passengers alike.
The Delegations representing the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Turkey, met in Belgrade on 24 and 25 January 2013 with the aim of concluding new bilateral Air Services Agreement. On 25 January 2013, Mr. Miodrag Poledica, State Secretary with the Ministry of Transport of the Republic of Serbia and Mr. Bilal Ekşi, Director General of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation with the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications of the Republic of Turkey, in the capacity of the Heads of two Delegations initialed the Draft Air Services Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the Republic of Turkey, and also signed the Memorandum of Understanding.
By means of this Agreement, the relations between two countries in the area of civil aviation will be regulated in a new, modern way, thus opening wider opportunities for both the aviation industry and the passengers.