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Workshop on incidents and accidents for safety investigators

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.