This was the first training workshop for the implementation of the State Safety Program (SSP) addressed to investigators and ANAC specialized personnel.    It was taught by Marcelo Ureña, for ICAO Regional Office.

During the week of August 7 to 11, a specialized workshop on the implementation of the State Safety Program (SSP) was held at JIAAC Headquarters, and for the first time in the country.

The training activity had as main objective to define the steps to be able to implement this program in the whole scope of national civil aviation. It was attended by the entire JIAAC investigation team, plus investigation assistants, executive staff and support areas. In addition, officials and specialized personnel of the National Civil Aviation Administration (ANAC) participated.

The SSP is a management system oriented to regulating and managing Safety in the whole sector of civil aviation of a country.  “Through this, the National State will be able to manage the Safety risks in the entire scope of civil aviation,” Ureña explained.

The workshop lasted five days, it was intensive and included presentations on the current state of the SSP in the region; the progress in the regulations and their implementation, and the concrete steps that the Argentine State must define in order to advance in the implementation. The participants performed a lot of practical activity and a final evaluation.

“This is a system that will require certain important aspects,” Ureña pointed out: “One of them is the cultural change that is needed in the executive staff and the air safety inspectors.”

Another aspect is “to take a leap into technology.” “A leap in which the State can implement a safety data collection and processing system, as the SSP is based on it so that the State can assess any deficiencies that may exist in the civil aviation system.”

The implementation of the SSP by the States of the region has as an immediate precedent the Fifth meeting of representatives of the civil aviation sector that took place last November in Lima, Peru (see note: