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Seminar of South American investigators in Lima

From September 3rd to 7th there was an important meeting at the ICAO Regional Office in Lima, Peru, between investigators representing the 13 South American States. Its aim was to analyze from different perspectives the most common factors related to accident and incident investigation.

The Seminar of investigators from the South American Region was conducted in 5 consecutive days of 7-hour sessions, with presentations given by Alexandre Lima Prado on behalf of the ICAO Lima office as well as discussion forums, group work, and conclusions formed about the topics dealt with in each session.

The first day was aimed solely at introducing the seminar and talks given by representatives of each State.  Tuesday focused on the following topic: “Accidents – a look into Management;” Wednesday’s topic was:  “The use of specialists – Is it necessary training?” and Thursday focused on the “Accident Response Plan.”

Finally, on Friday 7th September, there were presentations on:

International Airports – Information gathering

Fatigue: Is it possible to measure it?

ECCAIRS – Standardization of information.

Investigators Claudio Lavirgen, Regina Subia and Carlos Aguirre participated on behalf of Argentina.  (picture)


The General Director of the ICAO South American Regional Office Fabio Rahnemay Rabbani was in charge of closing the event.


The 5th meeting of AIG authorities of the SAM Region (AIG-SAM / 5) will be held from October 3 to 5, 2018 in Medellín, Colombia.

Within the framework of the ARCM, working groups made up of specialists from the region will develop various study notes, which will then be presented to the Executive Committee.

There will be studies and analysis on data validation procedures and cooperation in the loading of accidents/incidents of the SAM region and on the issued recommendations that have arisen from the investigation of accidents/incidents in agricultural aviation and training flights.

The meeting will end on October 5 with a discussion forum in which both industry representatives and member states will participate.

Working Papers for AIG-SAM/5:

  • AIG-SAM/5 WP 01 Dates for meetings and ARCM Activity Plan (view)
    • AIG-SAM/5 WP 01 Appendix A (view)
    • AIG-SAM/5 WP 01 Appendix B (view)
  • AIG-SAM/5 WP 02 ARCM Executive Committee Presidency election (view)
  • AIG-SAM/5 WP 03 New version of the procedures manual (view)
  • AIG-SAM/5 WP 04 Training flight SAM region (view)
  • AIG-SAM/5 WP 05 Agricultural aviation SAM region (view)
  • AIG-SAM/5 WP 06 SDCPS review (view)
  • AIG-SAM/5 WP 07 Definition of competencies (view)
  • AIG-SAM/5 WP 08 Proposal of an investigation management system (view)
  • AIG-SAM/5 WP 09 Use of ADREP / ECCAIRS in a State’s SSP (view)
  • AIG-SAM/5 WP 10 Special observers (view)
  • AIG-SAM/5 WP 11 Runway Excursion Data Management (view)

Third ADREP/ECCAIRS Workshop within the ARCM framework

As part of the ARCM Training Plan for 2018, the “Workshop on ADREP/ECCAIRS systems (Accident and Incident Reporting Systems)” was held from May 07 to May 11, at the facilities of the South American Regional Office of ICAO, from the city of Lima (Peru). Representatives of the States of the SAM Region participated.

For this occasion, the instructors of the workshop are representatives of the ICAO South American Regional Office and AIG agencies of Chile and Brazil, who emphasized the correct loading of the reports and the timely validation of the information of the ARCM SDCPS system, which will impact on an improvement in the exchange of information in the Region.

The ARCM has as one of its objectives to exploit the safety data of the SDCPS (System of Collection and Processing of Safety Data) of the ARCM. The SDCPS is a regional database on aviation accidents and incidents in South America.