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Conference on "EU aviation safety management towards 2020"

Conference on "EU aviation safety management towards 2020"

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Meeting Room Alcide de Gasperi, Charlemagne,

Rue de La Loi 170, Brussels

26 January 2011 - 10h00 to 17h00

The European Commission organised on 26 January 2011 a conference to discuss the future of European Union's Aviation Safety Management towards 2020 to hear the views and experiences of the various stakeholders in aviation safety.

Conference goals

The conference aimed to:

  • Debate the issues surrounding moving from a largely reactive system towards a proactive system based upon proven safety management techniques
  • To explore the issues of setting up safety management systems at national and European Union level
  • To explore the issues of the exchange and analysis of safety data in support of the risk analysis process at European Union level
  • To identify areas of action

Topics discussed

The agenda of the EU Aviation Safety Management conference included the following topics:

  • The challenges facing the development of a Safety Programme at European Level, and the experience of a European organisation's (Eurocontrol) management of safety
  • An airline's experience of the safety management process, and the issue of reliable data, together with an ANSP's (Air Navigation Service Provider) perspective and their interaction with Eurocontrol's SAFER system
  • The lessons learned from setting up a State Safety Programme
  • Safety data sharing beyond national boundaries
  • The safety management of Aerodromes and issues of integration within a Europe wide system
  • The importance of a Just Culture in Aviation Safety Management
  • An industry view on safety data and how best to share safety critical information, together with the problems to be overcome in dealing with safety data and analysis at the European level

Future steps

The Commission would like to thank all the participants and speakers for their invaluable input at the Conference. This input will be used to help set the Commission's work priorities for the coming period.

Please look at the related documents section to download the programme, speeches and presentations of this conference.