EASA publishes study of socio-economic factors in relation to aviation safety

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency has published its review of the interdependencies between socio economic factors and aviation safety, conducted every three years. 

This edition of the  review examines the safety implications of socio-economic factors in the areas of Employment and Working Conditions, Health and Lifestyle and Education. It identifies a number of specific actions and measures in each area, but also highlights that the “Safety Management System” and “Human Factors” approaches provide generic mitigations to some socio-economic factors.
In its conclusion, the report includes follow-up actions which will be presented to and discussed with the Agency Advisory Bodies (Member States and Industry) during the first quarter of 2022.

The study is published in line with Art. 89 of Regulation (EU) 2018/1139, which requires the Agency to publish every 3 years a review “which shall give an objective account of the actions and measures undertaken, in particular those addressing the interdependencies between civil aviation safety and socio-economic factors”