|An ECAST Special Meeting took place on 22 March where the team decided to discontinue the initiative after 10 years of operation and to transfer the ECAST functions and resources to the other teams involved in the European Safety Risk Management (SRM) system. More…|
ECAST addressed large fixed wing aircraft operations, and aimed to further enhance commercial aviation safety in Europe, and for European citizen worldwide. It was launched in October 2006. ECAST was a partnership between EASA, other European regulators and the aviation industry. ECAST was based on the principle that industry can complement regulatory action by voluntary committing to cost effective safety enhancements.
ECAST cooperated with US CAST and with other major safety initiatives worldwide, in particular the ICAO Regional Aviation Safety Group (RASG) and Cooperative Development of Operational Safety and Continuing Airworthiness Programme (COSCAP). The ECAST Plenary led the initiative and take strategic decisions for the Team. The Plenary allocated work to the working-groups and reviewed and approved the deliverables.
New: On the EASA SMS page, you will find an overview of the various activities that are being carried out towards the regulation and implementation of safety management at various levels in the EU aviation system.
Standing Teams and initiatives
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