Safety is our priority
European regulation foresees targets in the performance area of safety. Targets such as the efficiency of safety management systems reflect not just the activities provided by air traffic control but also the contribution made by different partners – pilots, technicians, airspace users and others. In reality, it is almost impossible to distinguish between these roles when it comes to passenger safety. This cross-industry focus on safety is why aviation has become the safest means of transportation. For this reason, safety regulation addresses safety management systems to ensure adequate resources are applied to safety measurement across domains. FABEC air navigation services providers also use state-of-the-art international standardised metrics to measure the safety performance of FABEC services.
Safety within FABEC reached a new level in 2019 with experts from the National Supervisory Authorities and ANSPs working together on a legal agreement to implement a common safety structure. The Coordination Agreement for safe Multi-Actor Changes (CAMAC) harmonises safety processes across FABEC states and adjacent ANSPs. CAMAC establishes a single set of safety requirements to coordinate changes affecting multiple service providers, including exchanges with their oversight bodies. It shows FABEC ANSPs collectively working together to deliver safe and efficient airspace management services and represents another stepping-stone towards the vision to harmonise rules and procedures across Europe.