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.
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.
The so called Safety Week, organized by the JIAAC from November 13 to 17, 2017, began with the “Workshop on Incidents and Accidents Safety Investigations” by BEA, the accident investigation agency (AIG) of France.
Pamela Suárez, president of the ARCM Executive Committee, was in charge of the opening of this unprecedented workshop of international level that had an important participation of researchers from both Argentina and the SAM region, within the framework of the AIG Regional Cooperation Mechanism ( ARCM).
In his speech he highlighted the importance of three fundamental axes for accident investigation: training, cooperation and openness to the community.
Suárez emphasized the role of training as a fundamental tool for the progress of the activity, highlighting the importance that this type of workshops of the highest international level acquire.
In this context, he deeply appreciated the excellent predisposition shown by the authorities of the European AIG body and all the States of the SAM Region that are actively participating.
In the framework of the South American AIG Regional Cooperation Mechanism (ARCM), and as part of the 2016 Training Programme, the “ADREP (Accident and Incident Reporting Systems)/ECCAIRS Systems Workshop” is taking place from 19 to 23 September 2016 at the headquarters of the ICAO South American Regional Office in the city of Lima (Peru). It has the participation of more than thirthy representatives of the South American and Caribbean States, including the following:
the Bahamas, Brazil, Costa Rica, Guyana, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Dominican Republic and Venezuela.
One of the objectives of the ARCM is to incorporate the AIG Authorities of the SAM Region to the ARCM SDCPS (Safety Data Collection and Processing System). The SDCPS is a regional database of South American aircraft accidents and incidents.
The instructors from the ICAO South American Regional Office and JIAAC Argentina must provide support to the States in the implementation of a database with reactive information (accidents, serious incidents and incidents) facilitating information exchange in the Region.
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