SRC Annual Safety Report 2015
Welcome to the EUROCONTROL Safety Regulation Commission’s (SRC’s) 2015 Annual Safety Report. Its objective is to present a source of reference on all matters related to the safety of Europe’s Air Traffic Management (ATM) system, its performance to date, and the issues affecting its future.
The SRC advises the Permanent Commission of EUROCONTROL, through the Provisional Council, on all matters related to the safety regulation of ATM, and provides recommendations and specific proposals for the improvement of the safety of these services. A major role of the SRC is to assess the overall safety performance of the ATM system and provide feedback of experience to the EUROCONTROL Organisation in order to promote safety improvement.
The 2015 Report builds upon EUROCONTROL’s safety measurement techniques and presents enhanced trend information on the safety performance of the ATM system. For the first time, the Report includes analysis based on data submitted by 40 Member States and the SRC would like to thank all States involved for their efforts in facilitating such an achievement.
The analysis of the achieved levels of safety shows that the ECAC safety objective continues to be met for accidents with ATM contribution. However, the analysis of ATM-related occurrences, as reported to EUROCONTROL, shows that the overall situation in the field of investigation, risk assessment and severity classification still requires improvement. In addition, the apparent lack of sufficient resources and qualified staff at national level allocated to the tasks in safety data collection, coding, assessment and analysis remains a priority factor of concern.
It should be noted that these capabilities cannot be quickly improvised if safety suddenly becomes a key issue in the context of new developments. EUROCONTROL’s continued support to the States’ Authorities will be of crucial importance in managing the situation and ensuring, to the maximum extent possible, the continuity of a flow of reliable data for the needs of ATM/ANS safety.
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