The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has published its Annual Safety Review for 2010. The review shows a high level of safety for commercial air transport operations in EASA Member States*. Indeed, it was the first year in the history of aviation in Europe that no fatal accidents occurred for commercial helicopter and aeroplane operations.
Commenting on the release of the review, EASA's Executive Director, Patrick Goudou, said: “Action on safety issues of crucial importance such as loss of control and runway excursions must continue. Only by implementing safety management and facilitating the integration of new technologies can we ensure positive safety trends in times of air traffic growth”.
The Annual Safety Review has Chapters dedicated to Air Traffic Management, General Aviation, Aerial Work as well as the European Central Repository. In addition, the review includes analysis of accidents involving light aircraft based on data reported directly to EASA from its Member States.
*27 Member States of the European Union, as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is the centerpiece of the European Union's strategy for aviation safety. Our mission is to promote and achieve the highest common standards of safety and environmental protection in civil aviation. Based in Cologne, the Agency currently employs more than 500 experts and administrators from all over Europe.