Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:18 pm #1698915
johnm wrote:EASA is still a messy compromise because some individual states cling to history.
Airspace is a dog's breakfast in the UK because of history and there is an opportunity under SERA to make things better, unfortunately that requires properly joined up ATC to make it work properly and we don't do that in the UK. That's why our services were re-named to make it clear that they aren't ICAO and don't work very well outside fully controlled airspace.
EASA's reputation in GA was badly hit by the idiocy of Goudou and his arrogant approach to using one size fits all bureaucracy to manage all aviation. His successor Patrick Ky and his team are working hard to row that back and with some success and deserve further encouragement.
Your last paragraph is interesting, as from my experience in ATM and Aerodromes, it’s actually the opposite. In their CRDs, EASA appears to be less tolerant of proposed amendments to draft regulation text than ever before, and ever more likely to be less flexible and just cut and paste ICAO into regulation with no nod to updating the sometimes obsolescent provisions therein.