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The main objective of the State
Safety Programme is to improve aviation safety. To achieve this, it requires the gathering and
analysis of safety data and information. This is gathered from multiple sources
Mandatory Occurrence Reports (MORs)
- These are treated confidentially and are generated when specific occurrences
happen; more detail on mandatory occurrence reporting and the types of occurrences
that are mandatory can be found here: www.caa.co.uk/mor.
The European Co-ordination Centre for Accident and Incident Reporting Systems
is an occurrence reporting system used by European civil aviation authorities
as a repository for MORs and Safety Recommendations. The reporting of occurrences in the UK and the
rest of Europe is governed by European Regulation 376/2014. The
recording of UK Safety Recommendations on ECCAIRS is carried out by the AAIB as
required by Regulation (EU) 996/2010.
UK has confidential voluntary reporting systems for aviation occurrences, this
is fulfilled through:
Accident Reports – The CAA
reviews accident reports including events that occur outside the UK to identify
issues that could be relevant to the UK aviation system.
Safety Management System (RSMS) – The CAA RSMS has been developed to
provide the necessary governance, policies, processes, procedures and tools to
help the CAA to deliver better safety outcomes for the UK public. This gathers intelligence from oversight
activities and CAA’s staff interactions with regulated organisations.
Airprox Reports – The primary
objective of airprox reports is to enhance air safety in the UK, in respect of
lessons to be learned and applied from airprox occurrences reported within UK
RA 1410 - Occurrence Reporting mandates that all reportable occurrences
involving defence aircraft or facilities are reported, managed and appropriate
actions taken. Appropriate reports are
fed into civil systems through established routes. For example, airprox reports raised by the Ministry
of Defence (MOD) are passed to the UK Airprox Board for assessment; the MOD is
a member of the board. The Memorandum of
Understanding between the MAA and CAA requires both parties to share safety
critical information as soon as practicable.
The AAIB has access to the
information on the various reporting systems, which includes MOR and ECCAIRS. It regularly meets with CHIRP and the UK Airprox
Board. This information is used during
investigations to highlight safety issues that may require action. In analysing the information, it may lead to
the AAIB conducting an independent safety study under Regulation (EU) 996/2010.
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