Our approach to safety is a pro-active and preventive one: improve the data gathering and reporting mechanisms, increase the understanding of safety risks and promote best practice.  We also support ANSPs in the achievement of their safety goals whilst ensuring their successful implementation at the FAB and network level.We strive for a performance-based approach which improves the European network's safety, while meeting the strategic safety objectives of the Single European Sky.

Latest news

A dangerous phenomenon in air traffic control operations is controller blind spots. Rather than an ophthalmological problem, it is rooted in how ATCO’s perceive time.

11 August 2017
Certain weather conditions or a lack of visibility may play...
9 August 2017
As technical systems are increasingly complex, even routine...
27 July 2017
This HindSight article examines the difference between “...
25 July 2017
In this article, we look at the differences between how we...

Publications

4 August 2017
A first: EUROCONTROL's Voluntary ATM Incident Reporting (...
3 March 2017
This report documents the operational safety study on one...

Content overview

Human Performance in ATM focuses on all job-related aspects...
Our ultimate goal is to keep the Network safe whilst...
Safety Culture is a strategic asset of the Air Traffic...
Sometimes, the safest systems fail. That is why safety nets...
The safe flow of air traffic requires close cooperation...
SAM is a framework, a toolbox, containing methods and...
Every organisation should have a formal statement of its...
This page provides an overview of the documents and...
"Just Culture" is a culture in which front-line operators...

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