EUROCONTROL voluntary ATM incident reporting (EVAIR) safety bulletin 22


Our 2020 bulletin comes at a difficult time for the aviation sector, however, we continue to work and maintain the system, prepared for the return of air traffic.

 In this issue we cover the 2015-2019 period, combining European EVAIR and global IATA findings. The trends in our report are still for the period prior to the COVID-19 pandemic and it's visible impact on the aviation sector.  

Between 2015 and 2019

+ 13,000

ATM occurrence reports

+ 29,300

Reports in all categories

In this issue we report on: 

  • a drop in number of drone events in 2019 after a significant increase in 2018;
  • the increase in GPS outages between 2015 and 2018 and slight decline in 2019;
  • the significant decrease in laser interference from 6.7% down to 2.4%;
  • call-sign similarities making up 5.2% of ATM reports;
  • air-ground communication making up half of the top 7 contributors to ATM occurrences. 

For much more information and a deeper dive into the reports, download and consult our bulletin. 


EVAIR bulletin 22