The Directive 2003/42/EC of the European Parliament and the Council of 13 June, 2003, on occurrence reporting in civil aviation has been repealed by the European Commission. The new regulation (EU) No 376/2014 will apply from the 15 November, 2015. The moment of the effective implementation in Switzerland is dependent on the adoption of the Joint Committee and becomes effective in Switzerland on 1st of April 2016.
The scope of the new regulation has been modified. The following changes need to be considered:
- All stakeholders in the field of aviation are newly obligated to report.
- The reporting channels will be standardised.
- The occurrences shall be analysed and classified by the stakeholders, additionally the corresponding corrective actions shall be undertaken. The results shall be reported to the Authority.
- The set-up of a voluntary reporting system within the organisations will be formalised.
Swiss aviation organisations will possibly have to carry out modifications in the area of occurrences and the analysis thereof. The Federal Office of Civil Aviation will support the industry during the adoption and the implementation of the new regulation, through consultation on recording and analysing of occurrences, publication of Guidance Material and the organisation of a workshop.
Safety reports need to be filed through an ECCAIRS interface (special installation required) or via the webportal provided by the EC. The portal is set up in English but the information can also be provided in German, French or Italian
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.
Information Meeting for associations from the 1st March 2016
Workshop of the 10th September 2015
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Guideline how to use the EU reporting web portal (General Aviation)
Occurrence Reporting Leaflet
Definition of "Actual or Potential aviation safety risk"
Information Material and Documentation
REGULATION (EU) No 376/2014 (PDF, 466 kB, 30.07.2015)OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 3 April 2014 on the reporting, analysis and follow-up of occurrences in civil aviation
COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2015/1018 (PDF, 384 kB, 30.07.2015)of 29 June 2015, 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
Just Culture Declaration FOCA