ICAO and EC agreement

In order to improve global aviation safety, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the European Commission (EC) agreed on 22nd September on the use of a single repository and a common categorization scheme (taxonomy) to report all aviation accidents and incidents worldwide, it was announced from Montreal.

Under the agreement, ICAO will promote, among its 190 Member States, the European Co-ordination Centre for Accident and Incident Reporting Systems (ECCAIRS), developed by the European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC) for collecting and analyzing aviation safety data as well as the sharing of safety information.