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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.

Boeing 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter receives FAA & EASA certification

Boeing has announced that its B737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF) has received the certification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Aviation...

Airbus A350-1000 receives EASA and FAA Type Certification

Aircraft on target to first customer delivery by year-end Following an intensive flight test campaign performed in less than...

EASA inaugurates Singapore office

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has officially opened a regional office in Singapore. EASA’s Singapore office will strengthen the well-established partnership between the Civil Aviation...

Airbus issue software fix for A350 on explosion risk, after Emergency Airworthiness Directive by EASA

EASA have issued an emergency directive for operators of the Airbus A350-900 long-haul aircraft to upload a software fix to prevent potential overheating of...

Brussels Airport has been awarded the EASA airport certificate, meeting the latest and strictest European aviation standards

The Directorate General of Aviation (DGLV) has awarded the European EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) airport certificate to Brussels Airport Company. The DGLV herewith...

EASA launches a consultation for new Certification Specifications for Airports

EASA proposes new certification specifications (CS) for aerodrome design in order to facilitate the operations of modern large aeroplanes at existing aerodromes. Modern aircraft...

EASA issues safety recommendations for the transport of Portable Electronic Devices containing lithium batteries

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) issued today a Safety Information Bulletin to remind airlines and aircraft operators of important principles for the safe...

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 ...