Last August, EASA published a practical guide to the management of hazards related to new business models of commercial air transport operators.
This guide has been developed by a group of dedicated safety management managers from Europe’s airline industry as part of EASA’s safety promotion strategy. It includes a number of easy to use and practical examples for Safety Management Systems managers for hazard identification and management in five areas:
- outsourcing of safety critical services,
- leasing agreements,
- interoperability, where several airlines belong to the same parent company or holding,
- different employment models within the airline,
- increased mobility & turnover of pilots.
Future Sky Safety is proud to highlight the contribution P5 provided to this document. In fact, section 3.3 of the EASA practical guide, dedicated to how different contractual arrangements amongst crews impact on the operator’s safety culture and affect the number of reports of occurrences obtained by an operator, fed on the ‘ECA’ safety culture survey1 to which P5 Resolving the organisational accident contributed.
1London School of Economics (LSE) / EUROCONTROL European pilots’ perception of safety culture in European Aviation.