Aircraft Accident Investigation Process & Procedures

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The purpose of this 3 day in depth training is to consider the roles, responsibilities and obligations related to the process of accident investigation including an understanding of the different philosophies. This course will provide you with a detailed and basic understanding of the process of aircraft accident investigation and timeline construction process Aircraft accident and incident investigations typically calls on a multi discipline approach to fact finding reconstruction and determination, typically supported by subject matter experts in design, manufacturing, certification, together with in-service operation and maintenance.

As a representative or stakeholder who is active in observing or supporting the process it is essential to have a strong understanding of aircraft accident investigation and reconstruction methodology.


1.Abbreviations & Definitions
2.The Goals and Objectives of Aircraft Incident Investigations
3. Regulatory Background ICAO / EASA
4.ICAO Annex 13 Introduction and Associated Documents
5.ICAO Annex 19 & Components of an SMS System
6.Introduction to the Task of Aircraft Accident Investigation
7.Case Study No 1 (Optimised for Course Participants)
8.Preparation and Independence
9.Safety Management Fundamentals related to ICAO Annex 13
10. Aircraft Certification Crashworthiness and Survivability
11.Considering the Legal Requirements for Incident Investigation and Reporting
12.Investigation -Key Stages Review Fact Finding, Analysis, Conclusions, Recommendations, Final Report
13.Case Study No 2 (Optimised for Course Participants)
14.Managing Accident & Incident Data Sources
15.Analysis of the Data typical Methods and Techniques
16.Choosing the Investigation Model to Support this Event
17.Advanced Analytical Procedures
18.The Use of Reconstruction Techniques
19.Building Conclusions Based on Analysis
20.How to Approach Contributory Factors, Risk and Severity
21.How we Measure and Categorize Risk
22.Human Factors Considerations and Integration into the Aircraft Accident Analytical Process.
23. Interview Preparation Techniques and Methods
24. Investigator Responsibilities and Reporting Obligations
25.Considering Mitigations and Recommendation Proposals
26.Case Study No 3 (Optimised for Course Participants)
27.Developing an Objective Report


Airline Operational, Safety Management System and Quality Staff , CAA administrations, airport authorities, air navigation service providers (ANSP) and other related aviation organisations and stake holders.


Participants should have a strong aviation operational or technical background together with a functional understanding of the aviation industry.


- To achieve an understanding related to the investigation methodology to ensure compliance with legislation, regulations and national requirements.
- How to gather, manage, catalogue and ensure the integrity of the evidence
- Consider the impact of the operational and technical environment required to support the investigation.
- Identify the key requirements and steps in the investigation process.
- Be able to assess human factor involvement throughout the chain of events.
- Understand Certification and assessment related to crashworthiness.
- Review methodologies associated with evaluation and analysis.
- Understand the timeline construction process.
- How to analyse evidence – due diligence and root cause determination.
- The construction of a final report which complies with the required framework.


Course type: Presentation without voice over
Duration equivalent to three-day classroom training
Category: Quality, Safety & Security
Price: 170 EUR


This course is part of the following programs:
EASA Part 145 Safety Management System Learning Path Diploma
Accident Investigation & Emergency Response Procedures Combined Training Program
EASA Part 145 Safety System Development Package


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