Managing Safety Issues

30 April 2021

In a collaborative analysis with NAAs and industry, on 30 April, 2021 EASA updated its Review of Safety Issues Arising from the COVID-19 Pandemic - on the same page you will also find the change log. The review identified the following new safety issues in addition to those previously identified: 

  • Unusual approach profiles in the pandemic circumstances (Unstable approaches)
  • Increase of cyber-security issues related to the pandemic situation
  • Transfer of pilots from one fleet to another resulting in low hours on type
  • Maintenance of electrical systems and visual aids at aerodromes
  • Decreased funding of aviation regulatory authorities
  • Reduction in training effectiveness due to COVID-19 restrictions
  • Rapid growth of cargo operations during the pandemic
  • Reduction in Contracted Fees to Ground Handling Service Providers
  • Knowledge transfer missed for new generation aviation personnel
  • ANSPs returning to operations after being closed for several months
  • Carriage of hand sanitiser in the cabin.

Presentations and video from the Safety Issues Session at Ramp-up Safety Week (21-24 June)

You can watch the video of the Safety Issues Session at the Ramp-up Safety Week below. There were some technical issues with the recording so the first part is missing and we apologise for this inconvenience. You can also view the presentations on the Safety Issues Resources page


Find out more about the safety issues

Click on the relevant safety issue category below to find out more about each safety issue or use the navigation panel on the right-hand side of the page. When the further analysis has been completed on a particular safety issue you can click on the hyperlink in the title. 

Completed work on safety issues now published

Further information is now available for the following safety issues, this will be continually added to over time:  


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