Mandatory occurrence reporting

Irregular occurrences that compromise or that could compromise air safety must be reported to the FOCA.

Reportable events are listed in the “Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/1018 laying down a list classifying  occurrences in civil aviation to be mandatorily reported according to Regulation (EU) No 376/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council”.

Safety reports can be filed via the reporting portal provided by the EC. The web-based system automatically transfers the report to the Swiss FOCA. Other authorities or organizations do not have access to the report.

In case an e-mail address is provided, the person who files a safety report receives a confirmation note with a copy of the report.  The reports are logged, assessed and analysed by the FOCA. Depending on the safety risks identified, appropriate measures are taken. In addition, lessons learned are published in periodic reports or on the internet, in order to foster the exchange of information with the industry.

Reporting Portal

Mandatory and voluntary reports as well as reports in regards to Suspected Unapproved Parts (SUPs) can be submitted to the FOCA via the webportal provided by the EU.

Reporting Office ROJCA (Reporting Office for Just Culture in Civil Aviation)

The Reporting Office for Just Culture in Civil Aviation aims to strengthen Just Culture through the protection of the information source of an occurrence reporting in Swiss Civil Aviation. Individuals can inform the Reporting Office of alleged infringements regarding the protection principles by national authorities or their organisation.

The ROJCA does not replace the occurrence reporting system of the FOCA. Irregular occurrences that compromise or that could compromise air safety must be reported to the FOCA.

Further information

Contact

Federal Office of Civil Aviation

Safety and Risk Management (SRM)
3003 Bern

Fax: +41 58 463 59 83

occurrence@bazl.admin.ch

Print contact

https://www.bazl.admin.ch/content/bazl/en/home/specialists/safety-risk-management/occurrence-reporting/mandatory-occurrence-reporting.html