Confidential Safety Reporting

Confidential Safety Reporting – confidential reporting of malpractices and irregularities to the European Aviation Safety Agency in the field of aviation safety

Under Regulation (EC) No 216/2008, the European Aviation Safety Agency (hereafter EASA) has a Confidential Safety Reporting system in place to enable individuals to voluntary report to EASA alleged malpractices and irregularities in the field of aviation safety, without having to fear that their action may have adverse consequences for their person.

Within the Confidential Safety Reporting system, reporter’s personal data remains confidential.

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Who can report?

Confidential Safety Reports can be submitted by any individual, reporting in their personal capacity.

Confidential Safety Reporting does not replace the normal (mandatory and voluntary) occurrence reporting lines for aviation professionals.

What can be reported?

Confidential Safety Reporting system allows to report any suspected, presumed or alleged violations of the EU legal framework for civil aviation safety.

Please note that the following do not fall under the scope of Regulation (EC) 216/2008 and that EASA has therefore no power (not under Confidential Safety Reporting system nor any other procedure) to take any action in relation to:

  • passenger rights complaints;
  • economic disputes or unfair competition grievances;
  • contractual labour disputes;
  • military aviation as well as aircraft involved in customs, police or similar services;
  • police matters.

Before reporting to us, also check whether EASA or a national aviation competent authority is responsible for the area concerned (see full list of competent authorities here). EASA can help you to identify the responsible competent authority, if necessary.

If you think that EASA is the competent authority for your matter, then before submitting your report please ensure that your information is:

  • Relevant and related to civil aviation safety;
  • Sufficiently specific, substantiated and complete, and ideally supported by documentary evidence; unspecified allegations cannot be followed up by EASA.

For additional information on EASA’s main tasks, please see also the Frequently Asked Questions page.

How to report and what happens after?

Reports on suspected malpractices and irregularities should be submitted by filling in the Confidential Safety Reporting form. Please do not send the same or similar correspondence to any other EASA email addresses.

After registration of an incoming Confidential Safety Report in EASA, you will receive an acknowledgement of receipt. At this time (or at a later stage) you could be asked for additional information or clarification, which is why including your e-mail address in the Confidential Safety Report form is mandatory.

The information sent by you is registered and de-identified (so that you remain anonymous). Your e-mail address and personal details will not be disclosed to anyone outside the EASA Confidential Safety Reporting team. After de-identification, the information is forwarded to the relevant technical unit which investigates the case.

EASA will not involve you – the reporter – in any follow up action EASA may take, nor will you be informed of the outcome thereof.

We thank you for your support and active interest in aviation safety!

Confidential Safety Reporting form

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