Civil aviation accidents and incidents

 

SUMMARY OF:

Regulation (EU) No 996/2010 — investigation and prevention of accidents and incidents in civil aviation

WHAT IS THE AIM OF THE REGULATION?

KEY POINTS

Scope

Independent safety investigation authorities (SIAs)

Obligation to investigate

Cooperation between safety investigation authorities

The regulation allows for cooperation between SIAs as well as for the possibility of delegating tasks.

European Network of Civil Investigation Authorities (ENCASIA)

EU countries must ensure that their SIAs establish among themselves a European Network of Civil Aviation Safety Investigation Authorities (ENCASIA) to:

Investigation

Coordination with other authorities

Confidentiality and appropriate use of information

Assistance for victims and relatives

Report and safety recommendations

FROM WHEN DOES THE REGULATION APPLY?

It has applied since 2 December 2010.

BACKGROUND

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* KEY TERMS

accident: an occurence associated with the operation of an aircraft which takes place between the time any person boards the aircraft with the intention of flight and all such persons have disembarked, and in which any person suffers death or serious injury, or in which the aircraft receives substantial damage.

incident: an occurrence, other than an accident, associated with the operation of an aircraft which affects or could affect the safety of operations.

MAIN DOCUMENT

Regulation (EU) No 996/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 October 2010 on the investigation and prevention of accidents and incidents in civil aviation and repealing Directive 94/56/EC (OJ L 295, 12.11.2010, pp. 35-50)

Successive amendments to Regulation (EU) No 996/2010 have been incorporated in the original text. This consolidated version is of documentary value only.

RELATED ACTS

Regulation (EU) No 376/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 3 April 2014 on the reporting, analysis and follow-up of occurrences in civil aviation, amending Regulation (EU) No 996/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council and repealing Directive 2003/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Regulations (EC) No 1321/2007 and (EC) No 1330/2007 (OJ L 122, 24.4.2014, pp. 18-43)

last update 08.11.2016