Training for accident commission investigators

Investigators at the PNG Accident Investigation Commission will undergo training on the Accident/Incident Data Reporting (ADREP) system.

The training, set for the first two weeks of December 2017, involves an expert from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

The ADREP system is operated and maintained by ICAO. It receives, stores and provides states with data that will assist them in validating safety.

The system was established in 1976 but has evolved to meet changes in information technology and the aviation industry. 

The ADREP system operates using a software platform ECCAIRS (European Co-ordination Centre for Accident and Incident Reporting Systems), that was developed by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission, based on the ADREP categorisation scheme (taxonomy), and ICAO Annex 13 Standards and Recommended Practices.

This process has permitted ICAO to have more timely, complete and up-to-date data, and it will continue to benefit states globally, as there is no longer a need to complete the ICAO ADREP reporting forms manually. 

The expert from Santiago Chile, Winston San Martin, says: “The course has been developed by ICAO in order to support the State Safety Programmes (SSP) and Safety Management Systems (SMS) on data collection, analysis and exchange of information among States, as required under ICAO Annex 19.

“The analysis of standardised data at the global level helps to better understand the causes of aviation accidents and serious incidents, to aid in the detection of potentially serious safety hazards and to enhance aviation safety everywhere.”  

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