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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.

EASA completes its Boeing 737 MAX test flights and starts analysing the data

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The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has now completed its test flights of the Boeing 737 MAX. These took place in Vancouver, Canada...

European Aviation Safety Agency performs Boeing 737 MAX test flights

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The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has been working steadily, in close cooperation with the FAA and Boeing, to return the Boeing 737...

EASA schedules flight tests for the Boeing 737 MAX in Vancouver from 7 September

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The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has been working steadily, in close cooperation with the FAA and Boeing, to return the Boeing 737...

Safe travel during the Corona pandemic: Brussels Airlines (and all other Lufthansa Group airlines) sign EASA Charter

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Lufthansa Group airlines implement the European standard for safe flying under pandemic conditions Commitment to the strictest infection control standards in aviation worldwide Aviation...

European Aviation Associations and EASA join to promote harmonised safe air travel during COVID-19

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European Aviation Associations and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) agreed to strengthen efforts to ensure a consistent and safe travel experience for...

ACI EUROPE and EASA sign Cooperation Agreement as airport industry publishes Guidelines for a Healthy Passenger Experience

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Olivier Jankovec, Director General of Airports Council International Europe (ACI EUROPE), and Patrick Ky, Executive Director of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA),...

EASA launches Air Operations community, collating safety information and offering community sign-up to stay informed

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The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has launched a community website designed for professionals active in air operations. The website offers detailed information...

New joint Technical and Coordination Office cements cooperation between EASA and Eurocontrol

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Today, Director General EUROCONTROL Eamonn Brennan and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Executive Director Patrick Ky together officially opened the joint EASA-EUROCONTROL...

ATR achieves major milestone in Chinese certification

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ATR 42-600 test flight performed with Chinese and European Airworthiness Authorities As part of the validation for the certification process of the ATR 42-500 with...

EASA bans Pakistan International Airlines from operating to/from Europe for six months

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The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has suspended Pakistan International Airlines' (PIA) third country operator authorisation. This means that the airline can't operate...

Brussels Airport selected as pilot airport by EASA – Systematic body temperature checks for all passengers

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Brussels Airport has been selected by EASA (European Union Aviation Safety Agency) as one of the pilot airports for implementing operational recommendations linked to...

ERA backs and welcomes EASA guidelines in road to recovery

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European Regions Airline Association (ERA) fully supports the guidance set by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) which will provide a consistent...

Ryanair welcomes EU guidelines for return to healthy flying, but calls for end of quarantine measures

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Ryanair today (Thurs 21th May) welcomed new EU guidelines to ensure that Europe’s citizens can return to flying within the European Union in the...

IATA welcomes EASA/ECDC guidelines but insists on harmonised implementation

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EASA/ECDC guidelines welcomed – Essential that European States adopt harmonised measures The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the release by the European Aviation Safety...

EASA/ECDC issue joint guidelines to assure health safety in air travel despite COVID-19 pandemic

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The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) issued a joint document defining measures to assure...

Gulfstream G600 receives EASA approval

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Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced its award-winning Gulfstream G600™ earned type certificate approval from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), enabling aircraft registrations...

[Coronavirus] EASA issues guidelines for the transport of cargo in passenger aircraft

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Exemptions under Article 71(1) of Regulation 2018/1139 The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has updated its guidelines to support the issuance of exemptions for...

EASA issues safety directive to combat spread of COVID-19 via airline travel

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The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued a safety directive to reduce the risk of spread of the novel coronavirus through flights...

Airbus BelugaXL receives EASA Type Certification

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The BelugaXL has received its Type Certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) paving the way for entry-into-service by early 2020. The aircraft is...

European pilots urge EASA to conduct a “thorough and independent review” before Boeing’s MAX return to service

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On 23 May, regulators from across the globe met in Texas (USA), to discuss a possible return to service of the grounded Boeing 737...