The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has restructured in a move it says will enable it to engage more pragmatically with the aviation industry.

The changes, which became effective Sept. 1, include the creation of a strategy and safety management directorate to promote a data-driven and performance-based approach to managing safety.

“All regulatory functions have been integrated across the different aviation domains and more homogeneity has been introduced to better enable the agency to speak with one voice,” EASA said in a statement.