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What is the role and objective of EASA?
  • A
    EASA proposes guidelines to the aviation industry and promotes the highest common standards of safety and environmental protection in civil aviation.
  • B
    EASA makes only rule propositions to the National Aviation Authorities without the obligation to implement these.
  • C
    EASA proposes rules to the National Aviation Authorities and promotes the highest common standards of safety and environmental protection in civil aviation.
  • D
    EASA proposes implementing rules to the European Commission and promotes the highest common standards of safety and environmental protection in civil aviation.

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is the centrepiece of the European Union's strategy for aviation safety. Its mission is to promote the highest common standards of safety and environmental protection in civil aviation. The Agency develops common safety and environmental rules at the European level. It monitors the implementation of standards through inspections in the Member States and provides the necessary technical expertise, training and research. The Agency works hand in hand with the national authorities which continue to carry out many operational tasks, such as certification of individual aircraft or licensing of pilots.

The main tasks of the Agency currently include:

  • Rulemaking: drafting aviation safety legislation and providing technical advice to the European Commission and to the Member States;
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