According to the international survey - Safety Management System (SMS) Standard of Excellence Measurement - UkSATSE overall maturity amounts to 82,75% and now corresponds to the 2nd Level. UkSATSE was ranked 13th out of 45 air navigation services providers in Europe. Moreover, the gap with the top rating providers is only 5-6%, the leader receiving 89%.
The survey was conducted within the framework of joint EUROCONTROL/CANSO project - SMS Standard of Excellence Measurement 2014. Union-wide performance targets for the air traffic management network and alert thresholds in the European Union were set by Commission Implementing Decision 2014/132/EU of 11 March 2014.
“Assessment of the current UkSATSE SMS maturity, made by such influential international organizations as EUROCONTROL and CANSO, is very important for the company. Our rank is an additional confirmation of the high level of flights safety in the Ukrainian sky and reliability of UkSATSE as a provider of the European standard” – says UkSATSE director Dmytro Babeichuk.
During the second reporting period in 2015-2019 within A to E scale (5 positions) air navigation service providers shall achieve at least D level (the fourth position) for such management targets: safety policy and objectives; safety risk management; safety assurance; safety promotion; and at least C level (the third position) for safety culture.
In order to comply with the above-stated requirements of the international community, in the next five years UkSATSE needs to move to a higher level only in three study areas: SA1 – Safety culture, SA8 – Safety Assurance and SA9 – Safety Performance Monitoring. These will be the priority areas for further improvement of the existing UkSATSE safety management system.