Request about UFO, UAP and Unknown Airborne Object files/documents

Sebastian Kvist made this access to documents request to European Aviation Safety Agency

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Dear European Aviation Safety Agency,

Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting documents which contain the following information:
all files/documents regarding Unidentified Flying Objects, Unidentified Aerial Phenomena and Unknown Airborne Objects.

Best regards,
Sebastian Kvist

HORVATH Diana (EASA), European Aviation Safety Agency

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Dear Mr Kvist,

On behalf of Mr Arthur Beckand, Head of Legal and Procurement Department, please find attached a response to your access to documents request.

Kind regard,

Diána Horváth
Legal Adviser
European Union Aviation Safety Agency

Visitor: Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer 3, D-50668, Cologne, Germany
Postal: Postfach 10 12 53, D-50452 Cologne, Germany
An agency of the European Union

Dear EASA,

I hereby submit a confirmatory application.

I find the UAP topic relevant since it is EASA who is managing the EASA Occurrence Database.

According to Regulation (EU) No 376/2014 occurrence reports should be stored in databases which should be compatible with the European Coordination Centre for Aircraft Incident Reporting Systems (ECCAIRS). Here it is relevant to mention that I’m personally aware that the Unknown Airborne Object category exists in ECCAIRS.

In the Annual Safety Review from 2021, EASA addresses Airspace infringements. In 2014, it appeared on page 119 that in the period 2010-2014, more than 20,000 Unauthorized Airspace Penetration incidents had been registered. Please be aware that UFOs, UAPs etc. might also be registered/addressed in the system as infringement, incidents, airprox, unknown aerial vehicles etc. I therefore expect that all UAP related information is included. In case there are registrations where you are uncertain about it being an indication of something unidentified/unknown operating in the airspace, please include these episodes too.

To make sure that there are no misunderstanding regarding what I mean by files/documents, then I also mean the following should be included: registration notes/ investigation notes/ research and analysis documents/ written correspondence and everything else which Article 3(a) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 includes in its definition of a document.

Best regards,
Sebastian Kvist

ve_easa.ed.0.1 director's office (EASA), European Aviation Safety Agency

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Dear Mr Kvist,

On behalf of Mr Patrick Ky, Executive Director of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), please find enclosed a response to your query dated 24th June 2022.

Kind regards,
Joanna Vogel
Administrative Assistant – ED Office
European Aviation Safety Agency