EASA (European Aviation Safety Authority)
EASA is the authority which approves Shannon Aerospace training programmes. Shannon Aerospace is the professional body working in line with the University of Limerick specific to their academic aviation programmes.
Air transport is one of the safest and fastest growing. This is why the European Union decided on a common initiative to keep air transport safe and sustainable, allowing for continued growth and improved safety. This initiative is called EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency).
EASA 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. It validates pilots aircraft maintenance personnel, ATL, airport personnel and aircraft airworthiness.
The Agency’s responsibility includes the following:-
- Expert advice to the EU for drafting new legislation
- Implementation 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
- Authorisation of third-country (non EU) operators
- Safety analysis and research