EASA - European Aviation Safety Agency

The EASA European Aviation Safety Agency is an agency of the European Union (EU) with regulatory and executive tasks in the field of civilian aviation safety. Based in Cologne, Germany, the EASA was created on 15 July 2003, and it reached full functionality in 2008, taking over functions of the Joint Aviation Authorities (JAA). European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries have been granted participation in the agency. The responsibilities of EASA include to analysis and research of safety, authorising foreign operators, giving advice for the drafting of EU legislation, implementing and monitoring safety rules (including inspections in the member states), giving type-certification of aircraft and components as well as the approval of organisations involved in the design, manufacture and maintenance of aeronautical products. As part of Single European Sky II the agency have been given additional tasks. These will be implemented before 2013. Amongst other things, EASA will now be able to certify Functional Airspace Blocks if more than three parties are involved.

EASA preliminary aviation safety review 2017

This publication provides an early overview of the aviation safety statistics for 2016 in the domain of Commercial Air Transport Aeroplanes. The reports covers...

EASA cooperate with CERT-EU on cybersecurity

The European Aviation Safety Agency signed on 10 February 2017 a Memorandum of Cooperation with the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-EU) of the EU...

EASA certificated Sukhoi Superjet LR version

JSC “Sukhoi Civil Aircraft” has obtained European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval of Sukhoi Superjet 100 Long Range (SSJ100LR). The certificate will enable Sukhoi...

Pilot mental fitness: EASA puts forward new rules for air operations

EASA published today a proposal to the European Commission on new operational rules to better support pilot mental fitness. EASA’s proposal is part of...

EASA lifts temporary flight suspension of Super Puma helicopters

On 7 October 2016 the decision to lift the temporary flight suspension of the Super Puma EC225 LP and AS332 L2 helicopters from Airbus Helicopters...

The Falcon 8X receives EASA certification

Dassault Aviation is pleased to announce the certification of the Falcon 8X by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). This certification is exactly as anticipated...

EASA creates task force to assess the risk of collision between drones and aircraft

The European Aviation Safety Agency announces today the creation of a task force to assess the risk of collision between drones and aircraft. The task...

EASA Opinion on AIR OPS balloons published

EASA published draft revised European operational rules for balloons. This activity was conducted in the context of the EASA General Aviation Road Map which...

EASA paves the way for the safe use of drones in Europe

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) published today a Technical Opinion on the safe use of drones in Europe’s civil airspace. The European Aviation Safety...

Follow-up of Germanwings Flight 9525 accident: EASA workshop focuses on the medical fitness of pilots

At a workshop organised in Cologne on 7 and 8 December 2015, the European Aviation Safety Agency presented draft proposals on how to implement...

Airbus A320neo receives joint EASA and FAA Type Certification

Paving the way to first delivery The world's best-selling single aisle aircraft, the A320neo, has received joint Type Certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency...

EASA certifies Airbus A320neo with Pratt & Whitney Pure Power PW1100G-JM engines

EASA delivered today a Type Certificate to Airbus for its A320neo. The American Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) simultaneously delivered its Type Certificate for the A320neo....

EU action plan for safer aviation following accident of Germanwings Flight 9525

Today the European Commission is taking another step towards safer aviation by releasing an Action Plan implementing the recommendations made in July ...

EASA proposal (NPA) for new rules on pilot training related to Loss of Control

EASA published its proposal for new rules on pilot training which covers the topic of Loss of Control In-flight. Loss of Control of the...

A short summary of EASA’s proposals for new rules on drones

Today EASA has made available a Summary of its Proposals for the Introduction of a Regulatory Framework for the Operation of Drones containing based on the original document (A-NPA:...

European Aviation: Commission releases Task Force’s report on Germanwings incident

Today the Commission is publishing the report it received from a Task Force led by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) on the crash of...

EASA and IATA move to reduce risk of loss of control accidents

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the publication of new training requirements for airline pilots to...

EASA certifies the latest and most capable 242 tonne Airbus A330 version

  • Latest example of Airbus’ incremental  innovation strategy; • The most cost-efficient and reliable mid-sized widebody airliner; • 242t A330 structure is the basis for development...

EASA recommends a two-crew cockpit at all times

EASA SIB No.: 2015-04 This is information only. Recommendations are not mandatory. EASA Safety Information Bulletin SIB No.: 2015-04 Issued: 27 March 2015 Subject: Authorised persons...