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Juan Carlos Lozano, Chairman of the IFALPA Accident Analysis and Prevention Committee
Juan Carlos Lozano, Chairman of the IFALPA Accident Analysis and Prevention Committee
Juan Carlos Lozano, Chairman of the IFALPA Accident Analysis and Prevention Committee
Juan Carlos Lozano, Chairman of the IFALPA Accident Analysis and Prevention Committee
Juan Carlos Lozano, Chairman of the IFALPA Accident Analysis and Prevention Committee
Juan Carlos Lozano, Chairman of the IFALPA Accident Analysis and Prevention Committee
Juan Carlos Lozano, Chairman of the IFALPA Accident Analysis and Prevention Committee
Juan Carlos Lozano, Chairman of the IFALPA Accident Analysis and Prevention Committee
Juan Carlos Lozano, Chairman of the IFALPA Accident Analysis and Prevention Committee
Juan Carlos Lozano, Chairman of the IFALPA Accident Analysis and Prevention Committee
Juan Carlos Lozano, Chairman of the IFALPA Accident Analysis and Prevention Committee
Juan Carlos Lozano, Chairman of the IFALPA Accident Analysis and Prevention Committee
Juan Carlos Lozano, Chairman of the IFALPA Accident Analysis and Prevention Committee
Juan Carlos Lozano, Chairman of the IFALPA Accident Analysis and Prevention Committee
Juan Carlos Lozano, Chairman of the IFALPA Accident Analysis and Prevention Committee
Juan Carlos Lozano, Chairman of the IFALPA Accident Analysis and Prevention Committee
Juan Carlos Lozano, Chairman of the IFALPA Accident Analysis and Prevention Committee
Juan Carlos Lozano, Chairman of the IFALPA Accident Analysis and Prevention Committee
Juan Carlos Lozano, Chairman of the IFALPA Accident Analysis and Prevention Committee
Juan Carlos Lozano, Chairman of the IFALPA Accident Analysis and Prevention Committee
Juan Carlos Lozano, Chairman of the IFALPA Accident Analysis and Prevention Committee
Juan Carlos Lozano, Chairman of the IFALPA Accident Analysis and Prevention Committee
Juan Carlos Lozano, Chairman of the IFALPA Accident Analysis and Prevention Committee
Juan Carlos Lozano, Chairman of the IFALPA Accident Analysis and Prevention Committee
Juan Carlos Lozano, Chairman of the IFALPA Accident Analysis and Prevention Committee
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Juan Carlos Lozano, Chairman of the IFALPA Accident Analysis and Prevention Committee

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The IFALPA view on the protection of safety information by reviewing the current problems found and the proposals from IFALPA to properly address this problem.

The IFALPA view on the protection of safety information by reviewing the current problems found and the proposals from IFALPA to properly address this problem.

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  • 1. The IFALPA vision Capt. Juan Carlos Lozano – Chairman IFALPA Accident Analysis & Prevention Committee ICAO-COPAC Safety Seminar 2011 The IFALPA Vision on Protection of Information
  • 2. What Is IFALPA (I) <ul><li>IFALPA is the International Federation of Airline Pilots’ Associations </li></ul><ul><li>A non-political and non-profit making organisation </li></ul><ul><li>It stands for over 100,000 airline pilots represented by more than 100 Member Associations from around the world </li></ul>ICAO-COPAC Safety Seminar 2011 The IFALPA Vision on Protection of Information
  • 3. What Is IFALPA (II) <ul><li>8 technical expert committees </li></ul><ul><li>Accident Analysis & Prevention Committee provides guidance and organisational processes that ensures Federation’s safety activities are focused in the development and implementation of prevention strategies that contribute to improved safety in air transport </li></ul>ICAO-COPAC Safety Seminar 2011 The IFALPA Vision on Protection of Information
  • 4. IFALPA In Spain <ul><li>SEPLA (Sindicato Español de Pilotos de Líneas Aéreas) is the Spanish Member Association of IFALPA </li></ul>ICAO-COPAC Safety Seminar 2011 The IFALPA Vision on Protection of Information
  • 5. Aviation Safety ICAO-COPAC Safety Seminar 2011 The IFALPA Vision on Protection of Information
  • 6. The Paradox <ul><li>Aviation accidents have cost many lives but have saved many more through good investigation </li></ul><ul><li>A “high cost” learning process </li></ul><ul><li>Past methods are no longer acceptable. We need a new way to improve aviation safety without loss of lives </li></ul>ICAO-COPAC Safety Seminar 2011 The IFALPA Vision on Protection of Information
  • 7. The Method <ul><li>The adoption of a business-like approach to the management of safety, based upon the routine collection and analysis of daily operational data </li></ul><ul><li>SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS (Organisations) </li></ul><ul><li>STATE SAFETY PROGRAMS (States) </li></ul>ICAO-COPAC Safety Seminar 2011 The IFALPA Vision on Protection of Information
  • 8. The needs <ul><li>Operational data must be reliable information from all sources (flight data, voluntary pilot reports, maintenance reports…) concerning any event out of the ordinary </li></ul>ICAO-COPAC Safety Seminar 2011 The IFALPA Vision on Protection of Information
  • 9. The Power Of Information ICAO-COPAC Safety Seminar 2011 The IFALPA Vision on Protection of Information
  • 10. Before We Go Further <ul><li>IFALPA policy: </li></ul><ul><li> “ It would be unacceptable to give blanket immunity from sanction to all personnel that could, or did, contribute to a safety occurrence.” </li></ul><ul><li>(IFALPA Annex 13 th , Appendix C) </li></ul>ICAO-COPAC Safety Seminar 2011 The IFALPA Vision on Protection of Information
  • 11. There Is A Problem <ul><li>If a voluntary reporter is subject to consequences for confessing an honest mistake: </li></ul><ul><li>- There will probably be no further reports </li></ul><ul><li>- Safety Management will become more difficult </li></ul><ul><li>- This is just human nature </li></ul>ICAO-COPAC Safety Seminar 2011 The IFALPA Vision on Protection of Information
  • 12. Consequences <ul><li>There are various ways in which voluntarily provided information can be discouraged: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Job sanctions by employers </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Regulatory action </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Criminal sanctions based on the information </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Public disclosure of the information </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>ICAO-COPAC Safety Seminar 2011 The IFALPA Vision on Protection of Information
  • 13. Society Requires A Balanced Approach <ul><li>Society demands further safety improvements </li></ul><ul><li>Society demands the effective administration of Justice </li></ul><ul><li>Reporters demand predictability of consequences following their report </li></ul><ul><li>How do we satisfy all the demands? </li></ul>ICAO-COPAC Safety Seminar 2011 The IFALPA Vision on Protection of Information
  • 14. IFALPA Proposal ICAO-COPAC Safety Seminar 2011 The IFALPA Vision on Protection of Information
  • 15. Key Element 1: Protection Of Privacy (I) <ul><li>Recordings of the flight deck are essential investigative tools </li></ul><ul><li>They were never intended to be public </li></ul><ul><li>The actual recordings must be protected from being published to the general public </li></ul><ul><li>Often, they are the last words of the crew </li></ul><ul><li>They deserve respect and privacy </li></ul>ICAO-COPAC Safety Seminar 2011 The IFALPA Vision on Protection of Information
  • 16. Key Element 1: Protection Of Privacy (II) <ul><li>Cockpit Voice Recordings are not “voluntarily” provided by pilots </li></ul><ul><li>CVR’s are required to be operative in every flight and the crew cannot switch off the device. </li></ul><ul><li>All conversations are recorded </li></ul><ul><li>Future provisions for Cockpit Image Recording (CIR) could worsen the situation </li></ul>ICAO-COPAC Safety Seminar 2011 The IFALPA Vision on Protection of Information
  • 17. IFALPA Vision <ul><ul><li>The actual recordings (CVR, ATC inter-facility) must be fully protected from publication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information from the recordings can be useful for safety and justice investigations if properly edited for relevancy </li></ul></ul>ICAO-COPAC Safety Seminar 2011 The IFALPA Vision on Protection of Information
  • 18. Key Element 2: Fairness (I) <ul><ul><li>Individuals will not voluntarily provide information if it can be used to harm them </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This is not unique to aviation personnel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use of the information is the central issue </li></ul></ul>ICAO-COPAC Safety Seminar 2011 The IFALPA Vision on Protection of Information
  • 19. IFALPA Vision <ul><li>Adopt a standard which gives individuals guidance on how their reports will be used </li></ul><ul><li>Follow the standard </li></ul><ul><li>Apply it in every instance </li></ul>ICAO-COPAC Safety Seminar 2011 The IFALPA Vision on Protection of Information
  • 20. Key element 3: Balanced approach(I) <ul><li>Society will never accept immunity to pilots, controllers, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>IFALPA has already acknowledged and endorsed the concept that there are circumstances where action against an operating crew is in fact required in the interests of justice </li></ul>ICAO-COPAC Safety Seminar 2011 The IFALPA Vision on Protection of Information
  • 21. Key Element 3: Balanced Approach (II) <ul><li>Where an act is done with an intent to cause harm or </li></ul><ul><li>Where an act is done with complete disregard of the chance for harm </li></ul>ICAO-COPAC Safety Seminar 2011 The IFALPA Vision on Protection of Information
  • 22. IFALPA Vision <ul><li>Unless the previous conditions (intent or carelessness) have been demonstrated, </li></ul><ul><li>In all other cases, the underlying cause must be addressed, not punished </li></ul>ICAO-COPAC Safety Seminar 2011 The IFALPA Vision on Protection of Information
  • 23. Conclusions ICAO-COPAC Safety Seminar 2011 The IFALPA Vision on Protection of Information
  • 24. IFALPA Message <ul><li>Appropriate protection of information will allow the interests of society in justice and safety to be advanced </li></ul><ul><li>IFALPA is prepared to be a part of the solution </li></ul>ICAO-COPAC Safety Seminar 2011 The IFALPA Vision on Protection of Information
  • 25. Thank you ICAO-COPAC Safety Seminar 2011 The IFALPA Vision on Protection of Information

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