Airworthiness Directives (ADs)

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Safety Publications (SP) Tool

How can I receive notifications of ADs applicable to a specific product type?

Why does EASA publish some foreign ADs with a prefix (e.g. US-, BR-, RU- )?

Which Aviation Safety Publications are available in the EASA Safety Publications Tool?


Where can I obtain information about Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOC) to ADs?

Can EASA provide the service information referenced in an AD?

How can I identify an AD as being a State of Design AD?

Am I required to comply with ADs published on the EASA website?

Where can I find a State of Design AD issued before 28 September 2003 (start date of EASA) if it is not in the Safety Publications Tool?

What are the applicable ADs in EASA Member States (European Union and some associated countries) for a specific product, part or appliance?

Are Foreign State of Design (non-EASA Member States) ADs that are not available in the Safety Publishing Tool applicable in Europe?

Can the information provided on EASA's FAQ be considered as legally binding?

What are the applicable ‘State of Design’ ADs for CFM International (CFM56, LEAP-1) engines?

AD specific queries

Who can approve an extension of the compliance time for an AD?

Why does an AD apply to all aircraft and not only to those that have the ‘affected’ part installed?

What is the correct reference date for accomplishment of a maintenance task?

When does EASA cancel an AD?

Do I have to comply with a ‘mandatory’ Service Bulletin?

When does EASA correct an AD?

Until when can I submit comments to a Proposed Airworthiness Directive (PAD)?

How can I find ADs for equipment (parts or appliances which have their own approval, e.g. ETSO or equivalent) installed on an aircraft?

Could an aircraft records check replace a visual inspection to identify a Part Number and/or serial number?

When does EASA revise an AD?

Why does EASA adopt a Foreign State of Design AD which is applicable to a product serial number (s/n) not yet registered in Europe?

When does EASA supersede an AD?

Why does EASA issue ADs for Airworthiness Limitations Section (ALS) tasks?

What is the status in Europe of an FAA Emergency AD, once the Final Rule AD for that Emergency AD has been issued?