General Aviation

Published on November 10th, 2021 | by Mark Dwyer


Squawk 7000 – 600kg MTOM IAA Consultation Process

The Irish Aviation Authority has recently published a stakeholder consultation on the “Option to exempt certain light aircraft below 600kg MTOM from EU regulations”. Mark Dwyer outlines the background to the consultation, expand on some detail in the consultation document and give some pros and cons as he sees them. 

As many pilots as possible must respond to this stakeholder consultation, regardless of your opinion. Various organisations and individuals have worked tirelessly to get to this stage, and it would be a shame to see the project abandoned due to a lack of interest from the GA community. So please, take 5 minutes and submit your opinion here:

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About the Author

Mark is an airline pilot flying the Boeing 737 for a major European airline. In addition he is also a Type Rating Instructor, Type Rating Examiner and Base Training Captain on the B737. Outside of commercial flying Mark enjoys flying light aircraft from the smallest 3 Axis microlights up to heavier singles. He is also an instructor and EASA Examiner on single engines and a UK CAA Examiner. He flies the Chipmunk for the Irish Historic Flight Foundation (IHFF). Mark became the Chairman of the National Microlight Association of Ireland (NMAI) in 2013 and has overseen a massive growth in the organisation. In this role he has worked at local and national levels. In 2015, Mark won ‘Upcoming Aviation Professional Award’ at the Aviation Industry Awards sponsored by the IAA. Mark launched this website back in 2002 while always managing the website, he has also been Editor and Deputy Editor of FlyingInIreland Magazine from 2005 to 2015.

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