Monthly Archive August 2016

Visit from Dr. Fang Liu, ICAO Secretary General, in Argentina

Last Friday 19 August, Dr. Fang Liu, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) highest authority, visited Argentina for the first time.

In her tour in the Civil Aviation Accident Investigation Board (JIAAC) headquarters, the accountant Ana Pamela Suárez, ARCM Executive Committee President, presented the most outstanding points carried out since the establishment of the ARCM and the main achievements reached until today before the ICAO Secretary General.

“The 2014-2016 ICAO Global Aviation Safety Plan developed a continuous improvement strategy for the ICAO member States to use in the next 15 years trhough the establishment of aircraft safety systems at basic, intermediate and advanced levels”.

The programme establishes goals for the short, medium, and long term. During the period while Dr. Liu is in that position of authority in ICAO, the objective is that the ARCM achieves the implementation of an accident and incident investigation effective system, based on the SAM States cooperation for the GASP goals.

In turn, the Secretary General familiarized herself with the ARCM Project and expressed ICAO´s support to it; she also mentioned that this should be used as model for other regions.

Biography Dr. Fang Liu

2nd ADREP/ECCAIRS Workshop Bogota

In the framework of the South American AIG Regional Cooperation Mechanism (ARCM), and as part of the 2016 Training Programme, the Second ADREP/ECCAIRS (Accident and Incident Reporting Systems) Systems Workshop is held with the support of the Special Administrative Unit of Colombian Civil Aviation, from 22 to 26 August 2016 at the facilities of the Center for Aviation Science (CEA). Instructors from the ICAO South American Regional Office and JIAAC Argentina participate in the workshop.

One of the main goals of the workshop is to incorporate the AIG authority, Accident Investigation Group (GRIAA) of Colombia, into the ARCM SDCPS (Safety Data Collection and Processing System). The SDCPS is a regional database of aircraft accidents and incidents in South America.

Besides, other goals are to advise and train the civil aviation staff on the implementation of a State safety database and train officials from the different groups to use the tool.

More information: www.aerocivil.gov.co

Open Invitation: Multinational Investigator

The invitation for Multinational Accident and Incident Investigator is now open with the purpose of creating an Investigators Bank that will allow the ARCM member States to have trained experts and specialists in that area.

To be registered you must fill in the following forms and send them by email to the following email addresses:

dbarafani@icao.int , mabreu@arcm-sam.org , mabreu@icao.int

Form I

Form II

Form III

I ADREP/ECCAIRS Workshop

In the framework of the AIG Regional Cooperation Mechanism (ARCM) and as part of the Training Programme for 2016, the First ADREP/ECCAIRS (Accident and Incident Reporting Systems) Workshop was held from 25 to 29 July 2016 at the headquarters of the National Civil Aviation and Aviation Infrastructure Directorate (DINACIA) of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay. The workshop had instructors from the ICAO South American Regional Office and JIAAC Argentina.

The main goal of the workshop is to incorporate the AIG Authority from Uruguay into the ARCM SDCPS (Safety Data Collection and Processing Systems). The SDCPS is an aviation accident and incident regional database of South America.

Other goals are to advise the technology staff to implement a State safety database and train DINACIA officials about the use of the tool.

More information: www.dinacia.gub.uy

First Accident Investigators Workshop-ARCM

The First Accident Investigators Workshop was held in the ARCM framework the last 20 to 24 June 2016 at ICAO headquarters in Lima. Investigators´ representatives of the following States attended the workshop:  

Argentina- Bolivia- Colombia- Chile- Panama- Paraguay- Peru