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Based on the assertions of the American pundits, the European UAS industry must be doomed. However, the EASA gestation period resulted in some wise proposals.
A break with the EU will leave the UK with a significantly reduced influence in the technical side of aviation. That is not a good thing.
A survey on Transport Canada suggests their inspectors have not been fully trained. The FAA would be well advised to see what might have been done better.
EASA participated in an international effort and cooperation with the FAA to reorganize the CS-23/Part 23 in order to revive certified general aviation.
ICAO is an important deliberative body for setting global standards, but since its members are also subject to those standards, they are not as good at compelling compliance.
EASA commissioned two studies on Cabin Air Quality. The conclusions sound fairly safe, but there are unknowns about potential hazards and individual health problems. The FAA might want to participate in this study.
On March 6, ICAO adopted a new aircraft CO2 emissions standard. ICAO is good at creating standards, but not well suited to enforcing them. It will be interesting to see whether the criteria will be enacted.