Geographical distribution of the safety recommendations
A safety recommendation may be addressed to the EASA by the Accident Investigation Agency of any country around the globe, following a safety investigation into an occurrence.
Towards a common safety recommendations management tool in Europe
Safety information sharing and capability of access to occurrence related data is of great value in the area of accident prevention in general. The EASA Accident Investigation Section along with other European Accident Investigating Agencies is developing a European standard for exchanging safety recommendations, which is built upon the already operating ECCAIRS application. This management tool will increase the quality of the current recommending organisation and thus will be another step towards aviation safety.
European Flight Recorder Partnership Group (EFRPG)
The Accident Investigation Section chairs since 2009 the European Flight Recorder Partnership Group (EFRPG). This is a voluntary group of experts dedicated to evaluating issues related to the design, operation and serviceability of flight recorders. It is composed of delegates from safety investigation authorities, national aviation authorities, industry and pilot associations. The EFRPG produces initial evaluations of issues mainly stemming from safety recommendations and from changes to ICAO Annex 6. In May 2014 the organizations represented in the EFRPG were: AAIB UK, Airbus, Alitalia, ANSV Italy, BEA France, BFU Germany, Boeing, Bond Offshore Helicopters, CAA UK, DGAC France, Eurocopter, European Cockpit Association, FAA, Fedex, Lufthansa Technics, Pilatus.