FAQ n.19233

What are the areas of responsibility for the Agency?


The main tasks and responsibilities of the Agency as laid down in Regulation (EU) 2018/1139 are as follows:

  • Assist the European Commission in the preparation of the common safety rules, and in the negotiation of the international aviation safety agreements;
  • Issue certification specifications, acceptable means of compliance and guidance material;
  • Certify aircraft, engines, propellers, parts and non-installed equipment;
  • Approve certain organizations involved in aviation activities both in the EU and abroad; 
  • Authorize third country airlines to fly into the EU
  • Assist the European Commission in monitoring correct application of common aviation safety requirements by EU Member States 
  • Cooperate with foreign civil aviation authorities, and regional and international organisations alike, in order to enhance aviation safety in Europe and worldwide.
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