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Important Service Notes - updated on 04/11/2014

A new release of the EAD, Release 9, will become available on 12 November 2014. Release 9 will be deployed from 03:15 UTC onwards. It is expected that service interruptions might occur during the day, e.g. EAD Basic might not always be available.

Internet Browser support
EAD Basic will run on Internet Explorer 10. All previous IE browsers may still work but are no longer supported.
EAD Basic will also run on FireFox 24.0. All other versions have not been verified, but may work as well.

Java software Change
For the EAD Basic Advanced mode, which still uses the Java Virtual Machine, Java version 1.7.0_40 is needed. To access EAD Basic in Advanced Mode, it is therefore recommended that you install this version 1.7.0_40.

Please note: Certain other Java versions may not work and could generate errors.
If you use EAD Basic for PIB generation and/or AIP consultation only, you may want to consider changing your access method from "Advanced - Java" to "Simple - HTML". This can be changed under "My Profile / Password" in the top menu.

Should you require more information regarding this Release 9, please contact EAD Service at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


EAD Basic is the EAD's Public Access Service application for pilots, aviation specialists and the general public. It allows users to browse the database via the web - with instant access, anytime, anywhere.

You can quickly and easily:

  • create ad-hoc Pre-flight Information Bulletins (PIB);
  • generate standard aeronautical data reports;
  • browse Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP) and chart publications.

What's more...
  • The Prerequisites page provides information about the software requirements to access EAD Basic as well as software downloads and useful links to related topics.
  • Solutions and answers to common questions are listed on the FAQ page.
  • Manage your personal information and password by using the My Profile/Password page.
You are welcome to send us feedback or contact us via the Feedback form.

Legal Notes on Usage - update applies since 01 March 2013

The use of the EAD Basic application is subject to the following conditions.

All materials, information, software, products and services included in or available through this website are provided a strictly "as is" and "as available" basis. The contents are provided without warranties of any kind, either express or implied. In particular, EUROCONTROL does not warrant that the contents are accurate, reliable, complete, comprehensive, correct or up-to-date, that this website will be available at any particular time or location, that any defects or errors will be corrected or that the content is free of viruses or other harmful components. EUROCONTROL shall endeavour to correct any error brought to its attention.

The use of the EAD Basic application for flight preparation is under the sole responsibility of the user. The user is advised that he shall not use the EAD Basic application as the sole means for any flight preparation and in particular not for any safety critical and operational decisions.

It is the users' responsibility to make sure that they are using the most up-to-date information available. EUROCONTROL may change materials on the website without prior notice.
If EUROCONTROL is notified about the abuse by the user of the EAD Basic application and/or the contents or where EUROCONTROL has reasonable suspicion of such behaviour, it may terminate the access to the EAD Basic application with immediate effect and without prior notification.
EUROCONTROL shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special or consequential damages (including, but not limited to, damages for loss of business profits, business interruption, loss of programs or information) that results from the use or inability to use the EAD Basic application, in particular for, but not limited to, errors or omissions in the contents of the EAD Basic application or the consequences of its use, nor for inaccurate transmission or misdirection, even if EUROCONTROL has been advised of the possibility of such damage. This limitation applies whether the alleged liability is based on contract, tort, negligence, strict liability or any other basis.
This website may link you to other sites on the Internet. These sites are not under the control of EUROCONTROL. EUROCONTROL is not responsible for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, decency or any other aspect of the content of such sites. The inclusion of such links does not imply endorsement of the site by EUROCONTROL or any association with its operators. In addition, any opinions, advice and other information stated on the website represent the originators' own views and not those of EUROCONTROL, unless quoted from recognised and identifiable sources.

Copying of the materials in RAM or other temporary storage device necessary for the browsing of the EAD website is authorized. All other uses are strictly prohibited.
Access to and use of the EAD website constitute acceptance of this copyright notice as well as the disclaimer as described above.

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Planned Maintenance
To ensure that EAD functions are at the highest possible levels, occasional downtimes for planned maintenance are necessary. During these downtimes, the system will be unavailable.