New structure for EASA

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has been reorganised with the aim of engaging more pragmatically with the aviation industry.

According to EASA, a strategy and safety management directorate has been created in order to strengthen the organisation’s overall strategy and to promote a data driven and performance-based approach to managing safety. All regulatory functions have been integrated across the different aviation domains and more homogeneity has been introduced to better enable the Agency to speak with one voice.

Patrick Ky, EASA Executive Director said: “this new organisation will reinforce the role of EASA at the centre of the European aviation regulatory system, in partnership with the member states and in support of the growth and development of the aviation industry”.

The new organisation became effective on 1 September 2014. An ongoing revision of the Agency’s founding regulation will be finalised during the first quarter of 2015.

The organisation chart can be found here.