European Plan for Aviation Safety

EPAS constitutes the regional aviation safety plan for EASA Member States, setting out the strategic priorities and main risks affecting the European aviation system and the necessary actions to mitigate those risks and to further improve aviation safety. The plan is an integral part of EASA's work programme and is developed by EASA in close consultation with the EASA Member States and industry. 

The main objective of EPAS is to further improve aviation safety and environmental protection throughout Europe, while ensuring a level playing field, as well as efficiency/proportionality in regulatory processes. EPAS’ aspirational safety goal is to achieve constant safety improvement within a growing aviation industry.  

How to submit a candidate issue/proposal to be considered as input for EPAS

Any new issue and/or proposal for actions that stakeholders might want to communicate to EASA and that would be assessed by the Agency as potential input for EPAS future actions can be submitted at any moment. 

For this purpose please use the new Candidate Issue Form. This form is meant to encompass a larger range of issues and proposals for actions, including for example, proposals for new rulemaking, safety promotion or research actions, as well as the identification of new emerging issues.

For further information and feedback please contact us at EPAS [at] (EPAS[at]easa[dot]europa[dot]eu)

EPAS explained

The latest European Plan for Aviation Safety (EPAS) was published on 23 January (13th Edition, 2024). 
This short video explains what EPAS is and how it is developed.