At the end of September, about 40 representatives of all FABEC air navigation service providers (ANSP), their social partners and national supervisory authorities met in Lyon for the first FABEC Safety and Social Dialogue Conference. A wide range of topics were discussed, including tangible activities that can be undertaken to improve safety in operations at individual locations as well as more structural measures such as audits and EASA activities. The conference was rounded off by the increasingly important topic of cybersecurity.
During the discussion, the following core areas were identified. All participants agreed that compliance alone– is not sufficient. Furthermore, safety is not just the responsibility of safety experts, it is the core task of all employees of an ANSP. Current regulatory provisions do not reflect this aspect sufficiently. This is why the excellent performance of the ANSPs in this performance area ought to receive more attention. In addition, it has to be considered that technological advances will entail new safety requirements for the aviation industry as a whole. Follow-up activities to the topics covered at the conference will now be developed at both the international and local level.
You can find the presentations here.