Who are you?

Youth interested by aviation

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Parents & Teachers

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Pilots

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Future Pilot

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Professional in the aviation sector

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Regulators

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What topic would you like to know more about?

Sustainability

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Electric & Hybrid propulsion

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Careers in aviation tool

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Business aviation

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New Air Mobility

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Hydrogen Fuel

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Aviation targets

Multiple solutions are necessary to meet emission reduction targets

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Sustainable Aviation Fuel

hydrogen

An intermediate carbon-reduction solution for single-aisle & regional aircraft over short to medium terms

fuel

Up to 50% SAF blend can be used to fuel single-aisle aircraft today

sustainability

Up to 85% CO2 reduction across the entire lifecycle

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+250.000 flights operated on SAF

Automation for Operations

Optimizing flight paths, air traffic flow, airline scheduling, and aircraft operations to minimize fuel burn and emissions

Why hydrogen?

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Zero emission

H2 emits no CO2* & has the potential to reduce non-CO2 emissions (i.e. NOx) & persistent contrails

*if generated from renewables via electrolysis

costs

Declining costs

The cost of producing H2 is likely to decline over the next decade, which will make zero-emission flying increasingly economical

density

Zero emission

H2 is 3x lighter than jet fuel but has a lower volumetric density, thereby requiring a different storage solution on the aircraft

H2 technology for aviation

Hydrogen combustion: generating thrust by burning liquid hydrogen

Hydrogen fuel cells: converting energy stored in H2 into electrical energy to power electric motors

Synthetic fuels: using a net-zero carbon fuel derived from renewable hydrogen & CO2

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Challenges to H2 adoption

Technology compatibility: bringing weight & cost down

H2 availability & cost: growth of renewable electricity will increase cos-competitiveness

Infrastructure: repurposing existing & on-site production are all options

Regulatory acceptance: changing public perceptions

Zero E
Zero E
zero e

Our path to ZEROe

Exploring various technology pathways & aircraft configurations

Targeting all aspects: climate impact, aircraft design, safety, maintenance, industrialization, operations, market, infrastructure, ecosystem, etc…

Collaborating with all stakeholders to drive down costs & grow the ecosystem

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zero emissions dates
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ABOUT GENERAL AVIATION.EU

about ga

We are the information hub for general aviation in Europe

We are the first website to bring together a variety of available information about general aviation in Europe. Whether you are a young person looking for information about a future career, or you are curious about learning to fly, or you are an experienced aviation professional who wants to learn more about the diverse and innovative world of general aviation – all this information and more, including the latest about new technology, sustainability and regulatory information is gathered here.

pete-bunce

“GeneralAviation.eu is a unique platform that promotes the value of general aviation throughout Europe and aims to grow interest in this exciting and valuable sector. GAMA is proud to spearhead this Pan-European information hub that will further the understanding of general aviation including how to become a pilot, STEM education promotion, environmental sustainability, advancements in innovation and technology, and much more.”

Pete Bunce

President and CEO, General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA)

“I am really enthusiastic to discover this initiative from GAMA Europe. I sincerely hope the website will attract many visitors interested by the many possibilities offered by General Aviation. GA is the cradle for innovation and should inspire the young people who are looking for a sector where their competences can be used. The coming 10 years will offer fantastic opportunities to contribute to the development of green aviation, with many electrical and hydrogen projects; This new website will certainly help to attract new talents!”

Dominique Roland

Head of Policy, Innovation & Knowledge Department, EASA (European Union Aviation Safety Agency)

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Youth training

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Technology
opportunities

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European Aviation
Media Websites

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Map

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Careers in Aviation

A tool to find out what career is for
you in the general aviation sector

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Aviation Career
Profiles

Meet the professionals of
general aviation and learn more
about the careers possible in the sector

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What is
Business Aviation?

“Private jets, private aviation, corporate aviation, air taxi…all are business aviation.”

“Single engine piston aeroplanes to helicopters to the largest private jets…”

Business aviation is the use of any “general aviation” aircraft for a business purpose. The business aviation community consists of companies of all sizes that rely on many different types of aircraft – from single-pilot airplanes, to turbine aircraft that fly internationally, to helicopters that survey rush-hour traffic.

business aviation
fuel efficiency

Improving fuel efficiency 2% per year from 2010 to 2020

carbon neutral

Achieving carbon neutral growth from 2020

co2 reduction

Reducing CO2 emissions 50% by 2050 relative to 2005

Progress toward achieving these goals will rely on improvements along four pillars

technology

Technology

Aircraft manufacturers are leading the way in the use of innovative technologies to operate more efficiently. A business aircraft built in 2050 will be 45% more fuel efficient than one built in 2005.

More information on Future Technologies

fuel

Sustainable Fuels

The aviation industry is driving the research, development, and deployment of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). Certified SAF approved for use in aircraft will demonstrate significant reductions in CO emissions.
For more information, please visit the following links:

The Business Aviation Coalition for Sustainable Aviation Fuel’s website

Sustainable fuel

infrastructure

Infrastructure and Operations

Governments have committed to modernizing air traffic control infrastructure and operational procedures, which will reduce CO emissions. Increased focus increasingly is laid on minimizing waste throughout the entire life-cycle of a product, from its engineering and manufacturing, through to its end-of-life solution.

For more information, please visit the following links:

The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport : the Single European Sky

The European Commission’s European Green Deal

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Market Based Measures

Market-based measures are policy tools designed to achieve environmental goals at a lower cost and in a more flexible manner than traditional regulatory measures. Examples include emissions trading systems and carbon offsetting.

For more information, please find informative links below:

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) website on the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA)

The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Climate Action: Aviation inclusion in the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS)

Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF)

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Electric/Hybrid-Electric Propulsion

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Hydrogen Fuel

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New Air Mobility

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city population

67% of the world’s population will reside in urban areas by 2050

traffic

Heavy congestion of urban area impacts business productivity

transport

Empty airspace over large urban areas where ground transport systems are overcrowded

population

Population growth in cities is typically 3 times faster than capacity growth of public transport

electric sustainability

New technologies enabling new forms of low-emissions, low noise aircraft

NAM

New Air Mobility

AAM

NewAdvanced Air Mobility

RAM

Regional Air Mobility

UAM

Urban Air Mobility

EAT

Electric Air Taxi

eVTOL

electric Vertical Take-off and Landing

PAV

Personal Air Vehicles

Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF)

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Electric/Hybrid-Electric Propulsion

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New Air Mobility

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What Is SAF Made Of?

SAFs are liquid or gaseous fuels derived from organic matter. Its chemical composition is very similar to that of conventional jet fuel.

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Gaseous

liquid

Liquid

blend

Blended

pure

Pure

What is a blended fuel?

SAF can be used pure or mixed.

What other opportunities exist?

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Fly a balloon

Have you ever thought to fly a balloon or a glider? You can pilot them both in the US and EU from age 14.

Pass the LAPL

Pass the LAPL (Light aircraft pilot license). It allows you to fly alone, from the age of 17. You can fly a single-engine aircraft anywhere in Europe during the day after at least 30 hours of training flight. You can only fly alone (without passengers).

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discovery

Discovery flights

Have you ever thought of doing a discovery flight? Check with a flight school, or an air-club in your country to have more information about it.

Events

There are plenty of events each year in every country: flight demonstration, air meetings, convention, open days.

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The conditions

17 years old minimum

The minimum at age to take the final pilot’s exam is 17 years old. However, there are options for those who are younger and interested in becoming a pilot.

Speak English

English is the language of aviation. Some countries will, however, also allow the use of its native language. Most of the time, an International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Aviation English level 4 (or higher) proficiency is mandatory. If given the option, it is advised to complete your pilot training in English and not just in your native language.

Medical certificate

You need to have a medical certificate in order to receive your license and fly. You will need to have a valid medical class 2 (or higher) certificate.This certificate is required to fly as a private pilot. The examination includes an eyesight and hearing check, an electrocardiogram, a physical examination and a check of your medical history. Certificates are valid for 5 years for pilots under age 40.

Costs

The cost range of earning a license is between 8 000 euros and 10 000 euros.

What is SAF made of?

SAFs are liquid or gaseous fuels derived from organic matter.

chemical-composition

Its chemical composition is very similar to that of conventional jet fuel.

SAF can be used pure or mixed.

If you fly in the U.S. you will follow the rules of the FAA. In the EU, EASA is the regulator and every member country has its own aviation administration to apply the regulation. Find your own national administration on the MAP.

Youth Training

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Technology opportunities

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European Aviation Media Websites

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Careers in Aviation

A tool to find out what career is for you in the general aviation sector

Youth Training

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Learn to fly

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Meet with GAMA

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Careers in Aviation

A tool to find out what career is for you in the general aviation sector

EASA Terms Guidelines

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Learn to fly

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Meet with GAMA

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Technology opportunities

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European Aviation Media Websites

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Helicopters

An area to learn more about helicopters

Additional Pilot Ratings and Qualifications

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Safety Corner

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Maintenance

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Sanitary measures – EASA

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Meet with GAMA

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Technology opportunities

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EASA Terms Guidelines

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GAMA/IAOPA Survey Results

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European Aviation Media Websites

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European Aviation Associations

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Aviators Club – EASA

Pilot Experiences

New area for pilots to learn from other pilot’s experiences

Helicopters

An area to learn more about helicopters

Regulation Update

Find out more about existing safety regulations for General Aviation, as well as more about future regulations being developed

Sustainability

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Storytelling in Business Aviation

Meet with the actors in Business Aviation to understand better the sector

Benefits of Business Aviation

Learn some facts and key information about business aviation

Experience Business Aviation

Guidance on how Business Aviation works, what it costs and what careers it can offer you

Regulation update

Find out more about existing safety regulations for General Aviation, as well as more about future regulations being developed

GAMA/IAOPA Survey Results

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Technology Opportunities

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List of Aviation Press Websites in Europe

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European Aviation Associations

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Meet with GAMA

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EASA Acronyms List

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Career Profile Videos

Regulation update

Find out more about existing safety regulations for General Aviation, as well as more about future regulations being developed

Meet with GAMA

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A few numbers about GA Europe

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EASA Terms Guidelines

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GAMA/IAOPA Survey Results

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Sustainability

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Technology Opportunities

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Regulation Update

pilot training

Pilot training

business aviation

Business Aviation

civil rescue

Civil search and rescue

emergency

Emergency medical services

fire fighting

Law enforcement and fire fighting

ground traffic

Monitoring ground traffic movements from the air

news

News gathering

aerial photo

Aerial photography

aerial survey

Aerial survey work

agriculture

Agriculture, including crop spray

recreationnal

Recreationnal flights and Air Sports

air tour

Sightseeing or air tours

conditions

17 years old minimum

The minimum at age to take the final pilot’s exam is 17 years old. However, there are options for those who are younger and interested in becoming a pilot.

condition english

Speak English

English is the language of aviation. Some countries will, however, also allow the use of its native language. Most of the time, an International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Aviation English level 4 (or higher) proficiency is mandatory. If given the option, it is advised to complete your pilot training in English and not just in your native language.

condition medical

Medical certificate

You need to have a medical certificate in order to receive your license and fly. You will need to have a valid medical class 2 (or higher) certificate.This certificate is required to fly as a private pilot. The examination includes an eyesight and hearing check, an electrocardiogram, a physical examination and a check of your medical history. Certificates are valid for 5 years for pilots under age 40.

costs

Costs

The cost range of earning a license is between 8 000 euros and 10 000 euros.

pete-bunce

“GeneralAviation.eu is a unique platform that promotes the value of general aviation throughout Europe and aims to grow interest in this exciting and valuable sector. GAMA is proud to spearhead this Pan-European information hub that will further the understanding of general aviation including how to become a pilot, STEM education promotion, environmental sustainability, advancements in innovation and technology, and much more.”

Pete Bunce, President and CEO, General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA)
dominique roland

“I am really enthusiastic to discover this initiative from GAMA Europe. I sincerely hope the website will attract many visitors interested by the many possibilities offered by General Aviation. GA is the cradle for innovation and should inspire the young people who are looking for a sector where their competences can be used. The coming 10 years will offer fantastic opportunities to contribute to the development of green aviation, with many electrical and hydrogen projects; This new website will certainly help to attract new talents!”

Dominique Roland, Head of Policy, Innovation & Knowledge Department, EASA (European Union Aviation Safety Agency)