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 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…

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.…

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…

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,…

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,…

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…

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

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has now completed its test flights of the Boeing 737 MAX. These took…

European Aviation Safety Agency performs Boeing 737 MAX test flights

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

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

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

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

Lufthansa Group airlines implement the European standard for safe flying under pandemic conditions Commitment to the strictest infection control standards…

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

Olivier Jankovec, Director General of Airports Council International Europe (ACI EUROPE), and Patrick Ky, Executive Director of the European Union…

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

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

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

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

ATR achieves major milestone in Chinese certification

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

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

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has suspended Pakistan International Airlines' (PIA) third country operator authorisation. This means that…

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

Brussels Airport has been selected by EASA (European Union Aviation Safety Agency) as one of the pilot airports for implementing…

ERA backs and welcomes EASA guidelines in road to recovery

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

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

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

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