1 Objective of Reporting Occurrences

The main objective of the exchange of information on occurrences should be the prevention of accidents and incidents. It should not be used to attribute blame or liability or to establish benchmarks for safety performance.

2 Definition of Occurrence

Occurrence means any safety-related event which endangers or which, if not corrected or addressed, could endanger aircraft, its occupants or any other person and includes in particular an accident or serious incident.

Occurrences are divided as follows:

3 Occurrence Reporting Obligation

A pilot or any other person with notification obligation who has been involved in an occurrence, must report it as soon as possible, and in any event no later than 72 hours after becoming aware of the occurrence.

Incident reporting is divided into mandatory and voluntary reporting.

Mandatory Reporting

A list of persons that are obligated to report incidents affecting air safety is shown in regulation (EU) No 376/2014 article 4 para 6.

A list of classifying occurrences to be mandatorily reported are shown in implementing regulation (EU) No 2015/1018.

Voluntary Reporting

Voluntary reporting includes all other occurrences.

4 Occurrence Reporting Possibilities