Activities co-organised with COSCAP-SEA 

Electronic Flight Bags Workshop for South East Asian countries

21-22 September 2021, Virtual Classroom

EFB

The EU-South East Asian Aviation Partnership Project and the COSCAP-South East Asia* co-organised the Electronic Flight Bags (EFB) Workshop on 21-22 September, which counted with the participation of EFB experts from EASA, DGAC France and AIRBUS.

 

The workshop, which brought together more than 110 participants from 11 South East Asian countries, aimed at supporting Civil Aviation Authorities from the region in approving the integration of EFBs in air operators' operations and procedures.  

 

The seminar presented key aspects of EFB hardware, software and operational approvals revealingmany benefits, in particular in terms of efficiency and safety.

It showed how establishing and implementing a structured framework, including the clear assignmentof tasks and effective cooperation between the air operator and the respective CAA, helps to integrate innovation in a safe and secure manner.

*COSCAP SEA = The “Cooperative Development of Operational Safety and Continuing Airworthiness Programme for South East Asia” is part of ICAO’s Regional Technical Cooperation Programme with the objective to give assistance to states to implement, improve and harmonize Safety oversight.

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Flight Data Monitoring/Flight Data Analysis Programme - Operational & Regulartory Aspects Workshop

21 July 2021, Virtual Classroom

Within the frame of the EU-South East Asian Aviation Partnership Project, EASA and the COSCAP-South East Asia* organised together the workshop on Flight Data Analysis, on 21 July 2021. supporting the effective operation, use and safety oversight of Flight Data Analysis (FDA) and highlighting the need to follow positive safety principles, including a non-punitive approach.

Quote from Nicolas Rallo (COSCAP-SEA)

No doubt the lessons learned from this workshop will benefit the entire region to enhance effectiveness in the operation and safety oversight of FDA, ensuring an appropriate use of FDA in line with positive safety principles - and in particular a non-punitive approach.

 

In a period when effective safety risk management is more important than ever before, FDA is essential for the monitoring of implementation and effectiveness of Safety Enhancement Initiatives (SEIs), and for the detection of new or emerging risks. Efforts to ensure effective and appropriate use of FDA have been supported by ICAO and the whole aviation industry for many years, and regulatory authorities, working closely with air operators, representatives of flight crew and all concerned stakeholders, should take all possible actions to achieve real progress in FDA implementation. Such progress, accompanied by progress in safety culture, will show the maturation of the region towards effective safety management.

*COSCAP SEA = The “Cooperative Development of Operational Safety and Continuing Airworthiness Programme for South East Asia” is part of ICAO’s Regional Technical Cooperation Programme with the objective to give assistance to states to implement, improve and harmonize Safety oversight.

Transition to ECCAIRS 2

31 May 2021, Virtual Classroom

On 31 May 2021, Mr. Geert Kinders, Head of Data Safety Management, EASA provided an information session on the status of the new ECCAIRS2 tool within the frame of the COSCAP South East Asia (COSCAP SEA)* and the EU-South East Asia Aviation Partnership Project (SEA APP).

 

More than 100 delegates from across South East Asia plus China, Mongolia, Republic of Korea, India and Pakistan, both including aviation authorities and investigation boards, attended the session and the lively discussion afterwards. The objective of the meeting, hosted by COSCAP SEA, was to proactively provide answers to questions around the implementation of the new system, which is used for occurrence data collection and analysis.

Currently EASA is running, maintaining, and supporting the central ECCAIRS2 system primarily for the EU-EASA States, but the roll-out to non-EASA states is expected as of 2022. For this EASA will engage with the ICAO Regional offices to discuss possible regional approaches for the onboarding of of the States into the ECCARIS2.

As a next step, EASA, through the COSCAP-SEA and the EU-SEA APP, will provide in 2022 a full information package including onboarding process descriptions and fee details. The EU-SEA APP will then explore the possible additional support to SEA States in the smooth onboarding into ECCAIRS2.

*COSCAP SEA = The “Cooperative Development of Operational Safety and Continuing Airworthiness Programme for South East Asia” is part of ICAO’s Regional Technical Cooperation Programme with the objective to give assistance to states to implement, improve and harmonize Safety oversight.