Navigation Database Suppliers - Letters of Acceptance

Since the Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2017/373 has been published 1st March 2017, all the LOA delivered by EASA will be cancelled and all the LOA holders have been asked to apply for DAT certification according to this new regulation (called Part DAT).
 
Any new application related to Navigation Database suppliers will have to follow this regulation and will not be treated under the POA section of the Agency but under the section of ATM/ANS. The generic contact email address is AtmAnsOrg [at] easa [dot] europa [dot] eu
 
Regarding the actual Letters of Acceptance delivered by EASA, there are two types of Letters of Acceptance:
 
  • Type 1 LOA
    Letter of acceptance granted where a Navigation Database supplier complies with EUROCAE ED-76 / RTCA DO-200A documents with no identified compatibility with an aircraft system. A Type 1 LOA confirms that the processes for producing navigation data comply with these Conditions and the documented Data Quality Requirements. A Type 1 LOA may not release navigation databases directly to end users.
 
  • Type 2 LOA
    Letter of acceptance granted where a Navigation Database supplier complies with EUROCAE ED-76 / RTCA DO-200A documents and provides data compatible with specified avionics system(s). A Type 2 LOA confirms that the processes for producing navigation data comply with these Conditions and the documented Data Quality Requirements for the avionics systems specified. The Data Quality Requirements must be provided by or agreed with the specified equipment design organisation in accordance with a formal arrangement. A Type 2 LOA may release navigation databases directly to end users. Such releases may also include data packing tools, where the use of such tools has been demonstrated to be ED-76/DO-200A compliant. A Type 2 LOA holder may interface directly with data originators (such as State AIP providers and operators), or may use data supplied by a Type 1 LOA in which case interfaces with data originators may not be necessary.
The letter of acceptance does not constitute a mandatory requirement since it is not a mandatory certification attesting compliance with a binding act. The letter of acceptance will not attest that the data produced by these organisations can be used by operators, but that the organisation has put in place an appropriate quality system for the control of the processing of data. This will ease the obligation on the operator to do the same control and facilitate the issuing by the national competent authorities of the approval for the operators to fly in dedicated airspace where reduced separations are implemented. The final responsibility for the approval of operators for P-RNAV operations remains with the National competent authorities.
 
There is no obligation on operators to buy their data only from organisations holding the letter of acceptance. Operators can either make the verifications themselves or use another competent organisation for this purpose and convince directly their responsible authority that they can be allowed to fly in P-RNAV airspace.
 
Information on the FAA LOA for Navigational Database suppliers can be found in : AC 20-153A Acceptance of data processes and associated navigation database 
 
Voluntary applications for Letter of Acceptance (LOA) for Navigational Database Suppliers from EU applicants are managed by EASA in accordance with the document Conditions for the issuance of Letters of Acceptance for navigation database Suppliers by the Agency.
 
For an overview of LOA's issued by EASA refer to:
List of LOA for Navigation Database Suppliers
EASA LOA Ref. Type of LoA Supplier
EASA.LOA.0001 Type 1 NAVBLUE Limited
Hersham Place Technology Park
Molesey Road, Walton-on-Thames
Surrey KT12 4RZ
UNITED KINGDOM

Phone: Tel: +44 1932 704 236
E-mail: Anthony [dot] Stratton [at] navblue [dot] aero

EASA.LOA.0002 Type 1 Jeppesen GmbH
Frankfurter Strasse 233
63263 Neu-Isenburg
Germany
Phone: +49 6102 507 0
Fax: +49 6102 507 999
E-mails: michael [dot] rowley [at] jeppesen [dot] com FRAQualityManagement [at] jeppesen [dot] com
EASA.LOA.0003 Type 1
Type 2
Lufthansa Systems FlightNav Inc.
Stelzenstrasse 6
CH-8152 Opfikon
SWITZERLAND
Phone: +41 44 828 65 24
Fax: +41 44 828 65 99
E-mail: frank [dot] wigold [at] lhsystems [dot] com
EASA.LOA.0004 Type 2 THALES Avionics SAS
18 Avenue Du Maréchal Juin
92366 Meudon La Foret Cedex
FRANCE
Phone: +33 5 61 19 65 00
E-mail: frederic [dot] cantraine [at] fr [dot] thalesgroup [dot] com
EASA.LOA.0006 Type 2

Leonardo S.p.A. – Helicopters
Piazza Monte Grappa, 4
00195 Rome
ITALY
Phone: + 39 033 171 1542
E-mail: Maurizio [dot] Patriarca [at] leonardocompany [dot] com

EASA.LOA.0007 Type 1
Type 2

NAVBLUE S.A.S.
1 Rond-point Maurice Bellonte
31700 Blagnac Cedex
FRANCE
Phone: Tel: +44 1932 704 236
E-mail: Anthony [dot] Stratton [at] navblue [dot] aero


Contact for LOA Navigational Database Suppliers
Inquiries relating to the Agency's Letters of Acceptance should be addressed to: foreignPOA [at] easa [dot] europa [dot] eu

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