Through this follow-up project, EASA continues to support the partner countries’ integration into the EU system, by fulfilling their international obligations in the area of air safety and by fostering their knowledge of the EU’s aviation safety system.
The project is funded by the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA), with which the EU supports reforms in ‘enlargement countries’ through financial and technical help. The project is a clear continuation of the preceding related projects, with main focus on on-site support in the areas of Safety Management.
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Main objectives and activities
The project’s actions are structured around three areas which are key for a well-functioning and sustainable civil aviation system: Safety Management System, Safety Analysis and Occurrence Reporting and Competence Development.
SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
This project will continue to support the development of a comprehensive safety management framework. Examples of enforcement processes and procedures implemented in the European Union will be introduced. As deemed appropriate, further appropriate courses on Safety Management implementation and enforcement, including awareness raising to ensure proper implementation of the above activities, may be conducted.
SAFETY ANALYSIS and OCCURRENCE REPORTING
Safety data is an important resource for the detection of potential safety hazards, as experience has shown that accidents are often preceded by safety-related incidents and deficiencies. In addition, whilst the ability to learn from an accident is crucial, purely reactive systems should be complemented by proactive systems, which use other types of safety data. The project will therefore support the partner countries in strengthening their mechanisms for the collection, exchange and analysis of safety data in line with EU and international best practices, to make effective improvements in aviation safety.
The main focus is the competence development of the civil aviation administration staff in the different technical aviation areas. This is achieved through various methodologies, including training sessions, workshops, focus groups, transfer of best practice, and discussion fora.
For non-EASA European countries, EASA has created the Pan-European Partners platform (EASA-PANEP) which fosters the cooperation in safety related matters. This platform has been proven useful in terms of exchange of best practices in the implementation of EASA rules and will continue in the EASA-IPA 4 project.
Technical Cooperation Project Details
Project Manager: dieter [dot] gaupmann [at] easa [dot] europa [dot] eu
Operational Manager: ante [dot] lazeta [at] easa [dot] europa [dot] eu
Project Assistant: JoanaMaria [dot] VIEIRAGOMES [at] easa [dot] europa [dot] eu