EUROCONTROL voluntary ATM incident reporting (EVAIR) safety bulletin 25

EVAIR Bulletin 25 - Cover

In the measured time period, more than 300 aircraft operators (AOs) flying to/from Europe executed just over 34 million flights - almost 3 million flights fewer than the previous five-year period. In 2020 and 2021, aviation was severely affected by the impact of COVID-19 measures. In 2022, when these COVID-19 measures were no longer applicable, an increase in events was recorded by EVAIR across all monitored areas.

EVAIR Bulletin number 25, combines European EVAIR and global IATA findings, providing our readers with both European (EVAIR) and global (IATA) snapshots of ATM related issues.

The feedback process facilitated by EVAIR remains the most important instrument enabling the exchange of ATM-related occurrence information and results of the investigations, performed in the framework of the SMS of AOs and Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs).

Between 2018 and 2022

11,000 +

ATM reports

~ 25,700

Reports in all categories

In this issue we report on:

  • the same number of drone events in 2022 as in 2019, after the steep increase in 2018;
  • a dop in GPS outage reports, from 59% in 2019 to 38% in 2020 and finally 50% in 2022;
  • once again, the lowest ACAS RA occurrence level in the last ten years, 5% lower than the previous 5-year period;
  • a continued upward trend in laser interference in 2022 - accounting for 4% of the total number of EVAIR ATM occurrences recorded for the period;
  • more than 800 instances of call sign confusion;
  • air-ground communication accounting for 37% of the top seven contributors to ATM occurrences.

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


EVAIR Bulletin 25