Apart from the mandatory reporting system, the FOCA has offered since 2007 the possibility of reporting occurrences voluntarily and anonymously via the Swiss Aviation Notification System (SWANS). At the beginning of 2016, this system was replaced by a reporting channel, which is in line with the new regulation (EU) No 376/2014. Similar to SWANS, the new channel permits the reporting of occurrences and safety concerns to the FOCA within the frame of “Just Culture”.
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.