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EUROCONTROL EAD, the world’s largest Aeronautical Information Services system, successfully recertified by EASA

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In December 2020, EUROCONTROL was recertified by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) as an Air Navigation Service Provider for the provision of Aeronautical Information Services (AIS) with EAD, the European AIS Database.

EAD is the world’s largest AIS system and a fully integrated state-of-the-art AIS solution, used worldwide by Air Navigation Service Providers from 54 States as data providers, including 43 ECAC States, and providing services to some 200 data users.

The EUROCONTROL Network Manager provides technological services of the highest quality to all partners in the aviation sector – supporting their operational work on a daily basis. We are delighted that our solution for the provision of AIS has again successfully passed the rigorous recertification process, and we would like to thank the team at EASA for the close collaboration.”

Managed by EUROCONTROL on behalf of its Member States, EAD provides a common reference of harmonised quality-assured aeronautical information for its stakeholders and for the network. Further, EAD, as a common network service provided by the EUROCONTROL Network Manager (NM), supports States in meeting their regulatory obligations on the provision of harmonised aeronautical information. It offers instant access, irrespective of location, to the most up-to-date digital aeronautical information, NOTAM (Notices to Airmen), Pre-flight Information Bulletins (PIBs) from around the world, thereby acting as a single source for its users’ aeronautical data needs.

EASA certification follows a positive evaluation after successive oversight cycles including audits and review procedures, and marks the certification of the EUROCONTROL EAD against the EU Implementing Regulation 2017/373. This is the third renewal since EUROCONTROL was first granted certification as the service provider in 2016, extended in 2018 and now remains valid, following new EU rules, as long as EUROCONTROL continues to meet the applicable EU requirements.

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