EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) - Germany

Visiting address

Ottoplatz, 1



Postal address

PO Box: Postfach 10 12 53

Koeln , D-50452



Tel +49 221 8999 000

Fax + 49 221 8999 099


Association information

Air transport is one of the safest modes of travel. It is also the fastest growing. That is why the European Union decided on a common initiative to keep air transport safe and sustainable, allowing for growth and improved safety. It is called the European Aviation Safety Agency.

The Agency promotes the highest common standards of safety and environmental protection in civil aviation in Europe and worldwide. It is the centrepiece of a new regulatory system which provides for a single European market in the aviation industry.

A milestone achievement of the agency in December 2006 was the certification of the Airbus A380, the world's largest airliner.

The agency's responsibilities include:

  • expert advice to the EU for drafting new legislation;
  • implementing and monitoring safety rules, including inspections in the Member States;
  • type-certification of aircraft and components, as well as the approval of organisations involved in the design, manufacture and maintenance of aeronautical products;
  • authorization of third-country (non EU) operators;
  • safety analysis and research.

The agency's responsibilities are growing to meet the challenges of the fast-developing aviation sector. In a few years, the Agency will also be responsible for safety regulations regarding airports and air traffic management systems.

Based in Cologne, the agency already employs some 500 professionals from across Europe. It will continue to recruit highly qualified specialists and administrators in the coming years as it consolidates its position as Europe's centre of excellence in aviation safety.

Our vision is to see European citizens benefit from the safest and most environment-friendly civil aviation system in the world.

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