U.S. - European Union Safety Agreement
- U.S.-EU Safety Agreement Structure
- U.S.-EU Safety Agreement (original - 2008)
- Bilateral Oversight Board Records of Decision
- Annex 1 – Airworthiness and Environmental Certification Annex
- Annex 2 – Maintenance Annex
- Annex 3 – Pilot Licensing (PL) Annex
- Annex 4 – Flight Simulation Training Devices (FSTD) Annex
The Airworthiness and Environmental Certification Annex facilitates reciprocal acceptance of airworthiness approvals that enable the import and export of civil aviation products and parts between the United States and the European Union.
As determined in the Technical Implementation Procedures, this allows for the import of aeronautical products, including components, into the United States.
- Working Arrangement On the Airbus A320 Aircraft Family Final Assembly Line and Delivery Centre in Mobile, Alabama, United States
- Working Arrangement for CFM International SA
- EASA-FAA Bilateral Enhancement Roadmap (BER) Version 1, dated February 23, 2023
- Import/Export Validation - European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)
- EASA-FAA Validation Improvement Roadmap, Issue 3
- 2016 Notification of Policy Deviation Memorandum for FAA Order 8130.21H
The European Union has designated that import, export, and oversight of certain 'low risk' civil aviation products are not covered by the EU, and will be administered by individual EU member state aviation authorities. These products are defined in Annex 1 of REGULATION (EU) 2018/1139. These products are governed by agreements with the National Aviation Authority (NAA) of the individual EU member state(s) for which EASA has not superseded the NAA's regulatory responsibility.
The Maintenance Annex covers the reciprocal acceptance of findings of compliance, approvals, documentation, and technical assistance regarding approvals and monitoring of repair stations/maintenance organizations.
The Pilot Licensing Annex enables reciprocal acceptance of private pilot licenses, as well as night and instrument ratings, by both EASA and the FAA.
The Flight Simulation Training Devices Annex allows the FAA and European Union or Member State authorities to conduct recurrent evaluations on airplane Full Flight Simulators on each other's behalf in the U.S. and in Europe.
For general questions regarding these safety agreements, please contact Aviation Safety (AVS) International at
For questions specific to Aircraft Certification, Annex 1, or TIP, contact the Aircraft Certification International Office (AIR-40) at firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions specific to Flight Standards, Annexes 2-4, MAG, TIP-L, or TIP-S, contact the Flight Standards International Program Division (AFS-50) at email@example.com