EASA - Overview
The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is an agency of the European Union (EU) with responsibility for civil aviation safety. It carries out certification, regulation and standardisation and also performs investigation and monitoring. EASA based in Cologne, Germany, the agency was created on 15 July 2002,and reached full functionality in 2008, taking over functions of the Joint Aviation Authorities. European Free Trade Association countries have been granted participation in the agency. The United Kingdom will also remain a member until the end of the Brexit transition period on 31 December 2020.