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1 The EU SAFA Programme Federico GRANDINI SAFA Coordination Officer 2nd SAFA Regulators and Industry Forum Cologne, 25 October 2012

2 The EU SAFA Programme SAFA Directive 2004/36/CE (applicable 30/04/2006) Introducing legal obligations upon EU MS: to inspect thirdcountry aircraft landing at their airports A/C involved in commercial operation A/C > 5700 KG involved in noncommercial OPS Helicopter operation to participate to the collection and exchange of information on the ramp inspections results the possibility to inspect aircraft involved in noncommercial <5700KG from other EU MS SAFA transferred to Commission and EASA as of 01/01/2007 => Commission Regulation (EC) No 768/ /10/2012 2nd SAFA Regulators and Industry Forum, Cologne 2

3 Principles SAFA Programme Linked to ICAO (compliance with ICAO Standards / complementary to ICAO USOAP) Bottom-up approach A single set of procedures for the performance of the ramp inspections A single tool (centralised SAFA Database) A single syllabus for training and qualification of inspectors Standardisation ensuring long term data quality improvements Prioritisation: a tool to make SAFA more effective 3

4 Member/Participating/Candidate States SAFA Participating (42) and Candidate (2*) States Albania Bosnia & Herzegovina Serbia Armenia Moldova Azerbaijan Croatia Monaco Ukraine FYROM Turkey Georgia Morocco(*) Montenegro(*) Norway Iceland Switzerland EASA Estonia Austria Belgium Cyprus (27+3+1) Latvia Lithuania Czech Rep. France Denmark Germany Finland Greece EU (27) Bulgaria Hungary Luxembourg Poland Ireland Malta Slovak Rep. Italy Netherlands Slovenia (Lichtenstein) Portugal Sweden United Kingdom Spain Romania 4

5 Annual Aggregated Report 2011 General Indicators 11,262 Inspections (<3.77%) Performed by 41 (of 42) Participating states on 321 aerodromes on 6,264 different aircraft registrations of 204 types and variants operated by more than 1,050 operators from 137 States and territories... Identified 11,019 findings (>5.97%) 2nd SAFA Regulators and Industry Forum, Cologne

6 Inspections /10/2012 2nd SAFA Regulators and Industry Forum, Cologne 6

7 Findings/Inspections ratio 25/10/2012 2nd SAFA Regulators and Industry Forum, Cologne 7

8 Aggregated Report Config. Inspections Findings Percentage F/I Combi % 1.19 Cargo % 1.24 Pax % 1.02 Inspections on EU Operators Inspections on non-eu Operators (49.7%) (50.3%) Operators

9 Ongoing developments new IRs Implementing Rules to EASA s Basic Regulation Ramp Inspections The scope established by the IR is wider than under the SAFA Directive: all aircraft subject to EASA s Basic Regulation used by TCO as well as EU operators (both commercial and non-commercial) are included New Rulemaking task: the existing EASA SAFA Guidance Material on qualification of ramp inspectors and on ramp inspections shall be: transferred to new AMCs and GMs (Q2 2013), and complemented as regards the performance of ramp inspections on EU operators (SACA, Q2 2013) and the approval of SAFA training organisations (Q2 2014) 9

10 Ongoing developments new IRs Part ARO-Subpart RAMP new elements: RI Programme based on calculation methodology and on safety risk Mandatory inspections on EU operators (SACA) Use of EU standards for EU operators (SACA) Quantitative prioritisation: minimum annual proportion for each Member State A minimum number of points per State is fixed extra points are granted for: Priority inspections Remote airports Odd hours Rarely inspected operators 10

11 Ongoing developments new IRs Implementing Rules to EASA s Basic Regulation Ramp Inspections The SAFA Directive will be repealed as soon as the Implementing Rules to EASA s Basic Regulation will enter into force (28/10/2012) The SAFA legislative framework will change => GM will lose its legal basis As a result, it is necessary to transpose its provisions in the context of the new Implementing Rules 11

12 OPS-087 timeline Publication NPA: Q Publication Opinion (IRs for approval SAFA TO): Q Publication AMC/GM: Q Publication AMC/GM (Approval of SAFA TO): Q

13 OPS-087 Rulemaking procedure 13

14 Guidance Material Developed in application of the provisions of the SAFA Directive as amended by Commission Directive 2008/49/EC Qualification of Inspectors 29/09/2008 SAFA Ramp Inspections V1:22/07/2009 V2:27/07/2012 Future AMC/GM in the framework of the new Irs: Q GM is public and available on EASA website for maximum transparency 14

15 SAFA Ramp Inspections GM V2 Adopted 27 July 2012 Review of the Pre-Described Findings (PDFs) has led to: New PDFs Reworked PDFs Deleted PDFs Review necessary following: Latest amendments to ICAO SARPs Comments received from participating countries Feedback from EASA standardisation audits Experience gained on the field after several years of successful implementation of the EU SAFA Programme in the Participating States 15

16 SAFA Ramp Inspections GM V2 4. SAFA Findings 4.1 General: 25/10/2012 2nd SAFA Regulators and Industry Forum, Cologne 16

17 SAFA Ramp Inspections GM V2 4.2 Detection/reporting/assessment of significant technical defects: 25/10/2012 2nd SAFA Regulators and Industry Forum, Cologne 17

18 SAFA Ramp Inspections GM V2 25/10/2012 2nd SAFA Regulators and Industry Forum, Cologne 18

19 SAFA Ramp Inspections GM V2 6.2 Further follow-up Class 2 actions: 25/10/2012 2nd SAFA Regulators and Industry Forum, Cologne 19

20 Other important topics Assessment of findings on certificates and licences prior to categorisation Guidance is provided in Inspecting Instructions of all relevant items: A08 Certificate of Registration A10 AOC (or equivalent) A11 Radio Licence A12 Certificate of Airworthiness A20 Flight Crew Licence Obvious defects Significant technical defects 25/10/2012 2nd SAFA Regulators and Industry Forum, Cologne 20

21 A01 Inspecting instructions More guidance on door area monitoring: 25/10/2012 2nd SAFA Regulators and Industry Forum, Cologne 21

22 Centralised SAFA database Web based application New version since September 2011 Access granted to Guest NAAs and to operators Access for SAFA Participating States: inclusion of reports retrieve data respond to uploaded follow-up information NEW Access for operators as well as non-safa NAAs: retrieve data, limited to their own reports add follow-up information on actions taken 22

23 Database statistics Total number of approved users: 1980 Member State NAA users: 513 (58 coordinators) Associated State NAA users: 91 (21 coordinators) Candidate State NAA users: 3 (2 coordinators) Guest State NAA users: 311 (36 coordinators) from 25 countries Algeria, Argentina, Belarus, Brazil, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Curaçao, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Hong Kong, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Pakistan, Russian Federation, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Thailand, Tunisia, UAE, USA EASA/ICAO/Commission users: 70 Operator users: 992 from 676 operators Reports on registered OPR: 80% 23

24 SAFA Standardisation Programme Overview To assist the European Commission in monitoring the implementation and effective application of the SAFA-related EU legislation (regulations / directives / guidance materials) and its uniform understanding To assess the impact of the implementation of the SAFA-related EU legislation and its effectiveness To ensure long term data quality improvements 25/10/2012 2nd SAFA Regulators and Industry Forum, Cologne 24

25 SAFA Standardisation Programme Legal Basis Paragraph of Annex to the Commission Directive 2008/49/EC SAFA standardisation audits conducted by EASA in accordance with the working methods provided under Commission Regulation (EC) No 736/ /2006 was recently amended by Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 90/2012, with explicit reference to assessing compliance with requirements of EASA Basic Regulation and its implementing rules in the field of ramp inspections Terms of Reference for the SAFA standardisation process as agreed and endorsed by the European SAFA Steering Group on its 8 th Meeting in Dubrovnik (Croatia), October /10/2012 2nd SAFA Regulators and Industry Forum, Cologne 25

26 Progress Report 1 st Standardisation cycle Audits performed: 2009 Luxembourg Lithuania Sweden Portugal Switzerland 2010 Ukraine Poland Czech Republic Albania Slovak Republic Denmark Bulgaria Spain Turkey Belgium Bosnia & Herzegovina Greece Norway Austria United Kingdom Slovenia Ireland Romania Cyprus Serbia Hungary Estonia Finland FYROM 2011 Croatia Moldova Iceland Latvia Germany France Azerbaijan Georgia Armenia Netherlands Malta Italy 25/10/2012 2nd SAFA Regulators and Industry Forum, Cologne

27 Progress Report 2 nd Standardisation cycle Audits planned in 2012 (SSIAP): 16 Audits performed in 2012 (October) 14* SAFA only: 16 (100 %) Combined visits: 0 (0 %) Audits planned in 2013 (SSIAP): 15 * One in progress 25/10/2012 2nd SAFA Regulators and Industry Forum, Cologne

28 TCO Current planning 28

29 Harmonisation and Simplification Annex 6 Part I, Surveillance of foreign operators (National schemes already in place) TCOs must adhere to ICAO standards Harmonisation of existing different approval systems (one set of rules) in the EU Simplification one Authority (EASA), one assessment methodology (Part-TCO) and one Authorisation In the majority of cases desktop reviews only on-site visits only for banned operators or operators subject to an enforcement measure, i.e. suspension Alignment with the EU Safety List 29

30 Legal Framework ICAO Annex 6 Part I : Contracting States shall recognize as valid an air operator certificate issued by another Contracting State, provided that the requirements under which the certificate was issued are at least equal to the applicable Standards specified in this Annex States shall establish a programme with procedures for the surveillance of operations in their territory by a foreign operator and for taking appropriate action when necessary to preserve safety. 30

31 Programmes outside the EU e.g. USA, Canada, Australia, China, United Arab Emirates Programmes in the EU The vast majority of EASA States assesses TCOs against ICAO standards 75% of EASA States perform a basic assessment 25% of EASA States subject TCOs to greater scrutiny 31

32 TCO Assessment levels (proposed) Population: 850+ TCOs from 100+ States Expected distribution of assessment levels Vast majority to be processed in a simple, straight-forward document review A minority to be assessed by means of further investigations (consultations as deemed necessary, video-/teleconferencing) Only banned TCOs or TCOs subject to an enforcement measure (i.e. suspension) will be audited 32

33 Overview TCO Application Bilateral agreement TCO: Assessment model high level of confidence into State and Operator TCO: Assessment model low level of confidence into State and/or Operator No or light assessment Fast track (Desktop review) Further assessment This may include an audit for banned operators EASA authorisation yes/no EU Safety list Yes/no 33

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