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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 proposes rules for VTOL operations, including air taxis

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency has proposed rules for the safe operations of Vertical Take-Off and Landing aircraft (VTOL), which includes air taxis,...

Embraer’s Medevac jet Phenom 300MED receives FAA and EASA certification

The Phenom 300MED has received the Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency...

EASA looks into possibility of single-pilot flight operations for commercial air transport

European aviation regulator EASA is looking into the possibility to start single-pilot flight operations. In a ICAO working paper, EASA requested - on behalf...

EU and US regulators EASA and FAA join forces to present new roadmap for air-ground connectivity

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have launched a joint cooperation initiative to rethink aviation connectivity, publishing...

EASA/ECDC take first steps to relax COVID-19 measures for air travel

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) issued an update to the health safety measures...

Aviation safety: 21 Russian airlines added to EU Air Safety List, the so-called blacklist

The European Commission has updated the EU Air Safety List, which is the list of airlines that are subject to an operating ban or...

Sukhoi Superjet 100 and Beriev Be-200 lose European approval, MC-21 does not get one

The European aviation authority EASA suspends the certification of Russian models and no longer wants to accept new applications for the time being, writes...

European Aviation Safety Agency refuses to lift suspension of flights by Pakistani airlines

Pakistan International Airlines' hopes of restarting flights to key European destinations suffered a setback on Saturday after the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)...

Aviation industry complains that fragmented EU Digital COVID Certificate verification will undermine smooth summer travel for EU passengers

 At least 10 different approaches among 27 Member States under review ahead of 01 July Digital COVID Certificate (DCC) implementation deadline. Airlines and...

Single European Sky: European Parliament ready to start negotiations 

Streamline European airspace management  Greener flights: 10% reduction in climate-impacting emissions  Open up the market for air traffic navigation services European airspace management should...

EASA and ECDC update air travel guidelines to complement EU Digital COVID Certificates

Today, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) issued a new version of the...

European Safety Agency issues special bulletin on operations in Belarus airspace

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) issued a Safety Information Bulletin (SIB) with respect to operations in Belarus airspace, following the incident involving Ryanair flight...

EASA validates certification of high-density Boeing 737 MAX 8-200

After the American aviation regulatory authority FAA on 31 March, its European counterpart EASA has now also approved the high-density Boeing 737 MAX 8-200...

EASA declares Boeing 737 MAX safe to return to service in Europe

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) gave its seal of approval for the return to service of a modified version of the Boeing...

European regulator EASA set to approve resumption of Boeing 737 MAX flights as from next week

After almost two years of being grounded, the Boeing 737 MAX will be approved to resume commercial flights in Europe. But European regulator EASA...

SABCA celebrates 100th birthday: Aeronautics and Space are preparing for the future

SABCA celebrates 100 Years Birthday: Aeronautics and Space are preparing for the futureAuthors: Benoit Denet & Martin Gillet, reporting from SABCA Headquarters. This Wednesday, 16...

Travellers should not be treated as high-risk for COVID-19 – ECDC/EASA guidelines say

People travelling during the COVID-19 pandemic should not automatically be considered as high-risk for spreading infection, but should rather be treated in the same...

EASA lays out its proposed conditions (two more than FAA) for return to service of the Boeing 737 MAX

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) published a Proposed Airworthiness Directive (PAD) concerning the Boeing 737 MAX for public consultation, signalling its intention to...

Aviation must keep strong focus on safety in pandemic – and eye a greener future – EASA conference concludes

The aviation industry has done well so far in ensuring that safety has not been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, however, it must remain...

EASA says Boeing 737 MAX can fly again

In Brussels, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) finally gave the green light to the Boeing 737 MAX. The plane is again authorised to...

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