The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has launched an initiative as part of its rulemaking programme to review the concept, rules and implementing procedures relating to Design Organisation Approval (DOA).
The aim of this initiative is to determine a possible future structure for such approvals that will both ensure that the necessary safeguards are retained for the airworthiness and continued airworthiness of aircraft, while providing an efficient and economic process that meets the current and future needs of the aviation Industry.
A questionnaire has been developed by the Agency as a first step to allow stakeholders to contribute to this review by inputting their experiences of using DOA as well as their future aspirations. Stakeholders are requested to complete the questionnaire and return it to the Agency by 31 March 2006.
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) was established by the EU in 2002 and made operational in 2003 to promote the highest common standards of safety and environmental protection in civil aviation. The Agency's main tasks include the certification of aircraft and equipment as well as the approval of design, production and maintenance organisations. EASA drafts common rules and procedures in the area of aviation safety and provides technical expertise to the EU and its partners. Based in Cologne, the Agency currently employs 200 staff, a figure set to rise to over 300 in the coming years.
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