EASA (“the Agency”) has developed the Safety Publications application as a service to enhance the aviation industry's receipt of European Safety Publications. Use of the Safety Publications application is based on the following terms:
The Agency aims to minimise disruption caused by technical errors. However, some data or information on the EASA Safety Publications (SP) Tool may have been created or structured in files or formats which are not error-free, so the Agency cannot guarantee that this service will not be interrupted or otherwise affected by such problems. The Agency accepts no responsibility with regard to such problems incurred as a result of using the EASA SP Tool or any linked external site.
According to Regulation (EU) 2018/1139 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 July 2018 since 28 September 2003 the Agency exercises on behalf of the EU Member States their functions and tasks as State of Design, Manufacture and Registry regarding design approval for products, parts and appliances under their safety oversight.
The dissemination of ADs to aircraft operators and owners is a responsibility of the State of Registry and does not belong to the Agency – see ICAO Annex 8, Chapter 4.
For products, parts and appliances, for which the Agency is not the Primary Certificating Authority, its policy is to adopt automatically the ADs issued by the non-EU State of Design, unless the Agency adopts a different Decision (Decision N° 2019/018/ED of the Executive Director of the Agency of 03 June 2019).
The EASA SP Tool contains all ADs issued or approved by EASA since 28 September 2003 and many State of Design ADs issued by European NAAs before that date. Most Foreign State of Design ADs adopted by EASA since 28 September 2003 are already in the EASA SP Tool and those still missing are successively uploaded.
Applicable (Foreign or European NAA) State of Design ADs which are not (yet) in the EASA AD Publishing Tool can be retrieved from the websites of the respective Authorities, see “Useful links” published on the Agency’s Airworthiness Directives website.
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