The work of the Agency centres on ensuring the highest levels of civil aviation safety, through certification of aviation products, approval of organisations to provide aviation services, development and implementation of a standardised European regulatory framework. We further engender a culture of safety through our work in the fields of accident investigation, Safety Analysis and our research programme.
The Agency acts as the focal point for coordination of aviation accident investigation safety recommendations and is responsible for the follow-up of occurrences where aviation safety has been endangered, as well as the internal coordination of the corrective actions that need to be undertaken, including actions proposed in safety recommendations.
The Agency also conducts studies and provides reports concerning the safety of European and world-wide aviation. Data on the aviation system and accidents, incidents and occurrences is collected, categorized and stored and forms the base for its studies.
Furthermore, safety research projects needed to support the Agency's tasks are specified, commissioned and managed. Working with partners we aim to leverage safety knowledge gains through joint funding schemes.