Simons R, Maher D, Stüben U, Herbert KC. Leisure pilot license proposed for Europe: do you want such pilots crossing your flight path?
Aviat Space Environ Med 2009; 80: 663–4.
"In a Notice of Proposed Amendment, the European Aviation Safety Agency proposes tointroduce a Leisure Pilot License (LPL). Holders of a LPL for airplanes will be allowedto fly single-engine piston airplanes with a maximum takeoff mass of 2000 kg or less, carrying a maximum of three passengers."
- Meeting of the Executive Committee of ESAM Rome (partial joint meeting with the Advisory Board)
25 - 26 January 2019
- Minutes of ESAM Executive Committee - Moscow, Russia
20th October 2018
- 12th GENERAL ASSEMBLY of ESAM – Prague, Czech Republic
23rd September 2018
- Minutes of ESAM Executive Committee – Prague, Czech Republic
23rd September 2018
- Minutes of ESAM Executive Committee – Chisinau, Moldova
30th June - 1st July 2018
- 10th GENERAL ASSEMBLY of ESAM
15th September 2016
- Minutes of the ESAM Executive Board, Air France Building, 75007
21st May 2016
- Meeting of the Executive Committee, European Society of Aerospace Medicine
18 July 2015
- EC ABC Meeting
12 April 2015
- EC ABC Meeting
14 November 2014
- 8th General Assembly ESAM
7 September 2014
- SG Report ESAM 2014
7 September 2014
- Presidents report GA2014
7 September 2014
- Minutes of EC-ABC Meeting, Valetta, Malta
1 February 2014
- Minutes of the Scope Meeting of ESAM, Malta 2014
1 February 2014
- EC-AB Minutes - Friedrichshaffen
14 September 2013
- EC-AB Minutes - Paris
14-15 June 2013
- ESAM Strategy Planning Minutes 2013
5 February 2013
- EC-AB Minutes - Dublin
13-14 October 2012
- EC Minutes - Budapest
30 June 2012
- EC Minutes - Naples
18-19 February 2012
- EC Minutes - Bucharest
14 September 2011
- EC Minutes - Seville
18 June 2011
- EC Minutes - Rome
15-16 january 2011
- EC Minutes - Athens
10 november 2010
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4 july 2010
- EC Minutes - Florence
26-27 february 2010
- EC Minutes - Milan
5-6 november 2009
- Informal meeting of EC and Advisory Board - Zagreb
5 september 2009
- EC Minutes - Birmingham
5-6 of June 2009
- EC Minutes - Dusseldorf
22 of January 2009
- EC Minutes - Oslo
22-23rd of June 2008
- EC Minutes - Munich
28-29th of March 2008
- EC Minutes - Brussels
29-30th of November 2007
- EC Meeting Chisinau
26-27 August 2007
- EC Meeting
18th May 2007
- EC Meeting Dusseldorf
23rd - 24th of February 2007
- First meeting of the EC
18th of November 2006
Unfit private pilots in Europe?
The European parliament will be enacting into European Law the proposals for the medical certification of a pilot's fitness to fly, based upon the published opinion of the European Aviation Safety Agency.
|Country||Name in English||Name in National language|
|Belgium||Eurocontrol Medical Board|
|France||Toulouse-Blagnac Aeromedical Centre||Cendre d'Expertise Medicale de Toulouse-Blagnac|
|Jordan||Middle-Eastern Society of Aviation Medicine|
|Jordan||Civil Aviation Regulatory Commission||Jordan Association of Aerospace Medicine|
|Kazakhstan||Aviation Medical Center of Kazaeronavigatsia RSE|
|International||Civil Aviation Medical Association|
|United Kingdom||International Federation Airline Pilot Associations|
|USA||Aerospace Medical Association|
|USA||International Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association|
Letter from the President og AsMA to The President of ESAM, June 2008
Letter from the AsMA President (PDF)
To promote flight safety and health among passengers and air crew.
To be a pan-European, independent forum for Aerospace Medicine.
Coordinate European Aerospace Medicine interests in relevant groups.
To develop and harmonise education in Aerospace Medicine throughout Europe.
Download the press release (PDF)
Aviation and Space Organizations
- Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA)
- Federal Aviation Administration
- Transport Canada
- NASA Headquarters
- European Space Agency
Aviation and Space Medicine Organizations
- International Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine
- Aerospace Medical Association
- Civil Aerospace Medical Institute (CAMI - FAA)
- Civil Aviation Medical Association (CAMA)
- Indian Society of Aerospace Medicine
- Aviation Medical Society of New Zealand
- The Australasian Society of Aerospace Medicine
- South African Aerospace Medical Association
- Japanese Society of Aerospace and Environmental Medicine
- Israel Aerospace Medicine Institute
- International Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine Scholarship Programme
- Kings College London
- European School of Aviation Medicine
- AsMA's Career Page
- Federal Aviation Administration
- U.S. Army School of Aviation Medicine
- Wright State School of Medicine Aerospace Medicine Training Programs
- University of Texas Medical Branch
- The U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine
- Naval Operational Medical Institute
- Mayo Clinic Aerospace Medicine Fellowship Program
ESAM is now recruiting aeromedical experts from its member associations in various fields. Experts that will constitute the scientific hub through various subgroups. Tasks would be to contribute to ESAM productions such as aeromedical positions, and other scientific work to promote aerospace medicine from our united European family.ESAM current work and production.
ESAM is an umbrella organization representing individual European National Aerospace Medicine Societies whose aim is to create and promote Aviation and Space Medicine across the continent of Europe by:
1) Assisting the various responsible bodies in the development and harmonization of educational activities in Aerospace Medicine throughout Europe.
2) Developing continuous information flows and dialogue among the National Aeromedical Associations.
3) Encouraging the exchange of scientific results and experience.
Up to today, ESAM contributions have included scientific papers, position papers and information leaflets on topics of interests. In addition ESAM has reviewed selected EASA NPAs and has provided advice and recommendations not only to EASA but also to ICAO. These have included the use of new anticoagulants (NOACs). a recommendation concerning cardiovascular risk assessment in aviation and guide about medications and flying.
In addition the contact between ESAM and the European Association for Aviation Psychology (EAAP) has been developed. One example of this was the founding of the European Pilot Peer Support Initiative (EPPSI) in collaboration with EAAP, ECA (European Cockpit Association), and the Mayday Foundation.
Also the biennial European Congress of Aerospace Medicine (ECAM) has grown to become a popular meeting place for sharing thoughts and aerospace medicine knowledge. Since the conference in Oslo 2016 it has been established an ESAM AME refresher course.
The concept - Circle of experts
ESAM is well suited to organize and represent European scientific aerospace medicine production on behalf of all its national member associations and at top-European level. It has both the network and infrastructure to communicate the information in a credible way to the international audience. The output of ESAM production is primarily 1) ESAM opinions and information, 2) ESAM official positions and 3) scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals.
To secure a high scientific level, production within all of these fields needs to be made by experts and colleagues with knowledge and interest to contribute. These experts should be associated with the national aerospace medicine societies either as members or national collaborators.
The Circle of Experts will consist of interested individuals who will represent different (aero) medical specialties in various working groups, such as clinical medicine, passenger health, mental health, and more. The Circle of Experts will be organized and managed by the Advisory Board of ESAM and each working group will have its designated leader.
Members of this circle will be consulted for advice on specific issues related to their working groups and could also initiate and generate scientific activity on its own. They would mainly be linked with a national member society and in this way secure that the work from member societies will be brought into ESAM and from there further out.
What do we get out of this?
If we collectively establish the Circle of Experts under ESAM we contribute to create a strong scientific body in Europe, that should be one of the leading voices in Europe. Instead of single countries producing material for their limited audience the same effort by the national experts could be lifted up together with other experts in same field from other countries. And the material generated will be made available for Europe and worldwide. The impact of the work increases. Further, we will naturally promote stronger bonds between ESAM and all national societies.
Memorandum of Association
ESAM - The aeromedical challenges of space tourism
Lt.Col. Francesco Torchia
The European Strategic Safety Initiative (ESSI) is an aviation safety partnership between EASA, other regulators and the industry. ESSI’s objective is to further enhance safety for citizens in Europe and worldwide through safety analysis, implementation of cost effective action plans, and coordination with other safety initiatives worldwide.
ESSI Standard Presentation 2008 (PDF)
ESSI in line with the ICAO Global 2008 (PDF)
ESAM has decided to publish information about the ESSI ECAST work on the web site. It is very important to remember the following:
It is important to notice that all the signatory organizations are equal partners, they commit themselves to provide recourses to the work in the Teams and most important: they pledge to take reasonable actions as a result of the work within the ESSI areas! The ECAST ToR was renewed 2011 with many important changes. One is that ECAST will now report directly to the European Aviation Safety Committee (EASAC) which again reports to the EASA Management Board:
“Although ECAST is a voluntary partnership between EASA, other authorities and the aviation industry, it is a key contributor to the development of European Aviation Safety Strategy and the European Aviation Safety Programme and Plan. This role was reinforced by the following mandate issued by the European Aviation Safety Committee (EASAC) which reports to the EASA Management Board:
“ECAST will support implementation in Europe of the European Aviation Safety Strategy developed by the European Commission and of the European Aviation Safety Programme and the European Aviation Safety Plans developed by EASA in cooperation with the Member States and EUROCONTROL”
Apply and promote safety management principles. Encourage a culture of ‘open and honest’ reporting by treating all safety data and its sources with respect and confidentiality and by adopting internationally recognised standards of data protection and recording requirements.
Cooperate and coordinate activities with other safety initiatives in Europe and worldwide, such as EUROCONTROL Safety Initiatives, US-CAST and ICAO COSCAP.”
ECAST have members and partners:
“ECAST Members, who have signed the ESSI/ECAST Pledge, and thereby commit themselves to provide human and material resources to the work of ECAST and agree to implement reasonable actions resulting from of ECAST recommendations. [ESAM is a member]
ECAST Partners are those organisations that have not signed the ESSI/ECAST Pledge but wish to support the mission and work of ECAST.”
PLEDGE OF COMMITMENT FROM ESSI MEMBERS
“We the undersigned therefore agree to: be equal members within the ESSI;
commit to providing, in partnership reasonable resources to ensure that this initiative is effective and take reasonable actions necessary to enhance safety within our own organisations as a result of ESSI recommendations, guidance and solutions in the ESSI area(s) in which we participate (commercial aviation, rotorcraft and/or general aviation). “
At this web site you will find presentations, reports, publications, etc .
The minutes from the ECAST meetings will not be published, but interested persons can contact me and I will forward the minutes to you.
ESAM representative in the ECAST.
EASA - Annual Safety Review 2010 (PDF) (7.07MB)
ECAST - Terms of Reference 2011 (PDF)
ESSI - Pledge of commitment (PDF)
European Aviation Safety Plan (EASp) 2012-2015 (PDF)
Initiatives for the main accident categories of the EASp - 12 December 2011 (PDF)
The European Helicopter Safety Team (EHEST) is a group which cooperates closely with the International Helicopter Safety team (IHST).The goal is to decrease the helicopter accident rate by 80% by the year 2016. EHEST approaches this goal based on voluntary activity within the helicopter sector, by bringing interested parties together and establishing a framework for going forward on the different issues. Two subgroups have been established, the European Helicopter Safety Analysis team (EHSAT) and the European Helicopter Safety Implementation Team (EHSIT) as well as the Communications subgroup.
The ESAM representative to EHEST participates in the plenary meetings of EHEST and reports relevant developments and activities to the Executive Committee of ESAM.
Updated reports and information on EHEST activities are available on the EHEST website: http://www.easa.europa.eu/essi/ehest/
The current ESAM representative to EHEST is Dr. Anthony S. Wagstaff, Norway. His briefing at the ESAM Executive Committee meeting in Naples February 18, 2012 is available at the following link:
The European Helicopter Safety Team (EHEST) - 2011 Achievements and Plans (PDF)