EPAS 2021-2015

John FRANKLIN • 17 January 2021
in community General Aviation

The latest version of the European Plan for Aviation Safety (EPAS) has just been pubished covering the period 2021-2025. This latest edition sees a number of changes to the layout and format. The document now comes in 3 Volumes as explained below. 

We will shortly update this GA Community Site with a navigation menu that will include a specific page all about the GA actions in the EPAS. In the meantime, follow the link to the page on the EASA Website if you are interested to find out more about the EPAS before that gets published. 

Layout of the new EPAS for 2021-2025

The latest version of the EPAS has the following volumes. 

  • Volume I ‘Strategy’: A new section ‘operational context’ is included to provide information on the European aviation system in terms of size, nature and complexity, describing the pre-COVID-19 situation, as well as the impact of the crisis.
  • Volume II ‘Actions’ is shaped by the need to alleviate the regulatory burden on stakeholders in response to the unprecedented crisis affecting the entire aviation sector, while maintaining a high, uniform level of aviation safety. For this purpose, action priorities and timelines were reviewed and adjusted in consultation with the Agency’s Advisory Bodies. 
  • A new Volume III ‘Safety Risk Portfolios’ provides the set of available domain risk portfolios established through the European Safety Risk Management process. It describes the key risk areas and underlying safety issues affecting the European aviation system, identifying those requiring further action. Following an analysis of specific risks and safety issues arising from the current crisis, a dedicated COVID-19 risk portfolio is also provided.

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