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EASA publishes updated guidelines for de-storage of aircraft

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has developed guidelines for de-storage aircraft with the support of industry and national competent authorities. This is part of the Agency’s wider effort to support the safe return to normal operations (RNO) and to supplement the already published FAQs in continuing airworthiness.

The document raises awareness of possible hazards and suggests mitigations related to the potential risks of aircraft returning to service after storage. It emphasises the need to consider the particularities of each case and the communication with the relevant organisations and competent authorities. This second version of the guidelines offers further details, such as examples of best practice related to parked/stored aircraft returning to service.