The restructuring and modernization carried out by this accident investigation organization as of 2013 have been put forward as an example of the implementation of ICAO’s technical cooperation programmes during the Second Global Aviation Cooperation Symposium, in Atenas, Greece.

JIAAC participated in the Second Global Aviation Cooperation Symposium (GACS) organized by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) from 11 to 13 October 2017, in Greece, focused on the theme of: “Managing Change: Building a Safe, Secure and Sustainable Aviation Community.”

The president of JIAAC, Pamela Suárez, talked in a panel focused on becoming acquainted with the work done by the Technical Cooperation Bureau (TCB), an office of the Organization devoted to providing support to the States and organizations around the world in civil aviation enhancement projects.

In Argentina, this international cooperation achieved the management of State policies oriented to greater safety in civil aviation operations with the creation of a “new JIAAC.”

Currently, the concept of ‘Managing Change’ is stronger than ever before, with the use of very valuable tools like the implementation of Safety Data or statistic intelligence to prevent and act proactively, without losing sight of the transversal nature of the organization’s work within the aeronautical system.

Regarding the importance of the activity conducted by JIAAC, Suárez explained that it is “a superior intangible asset”, such as “the building of trust and the legitimation of the air transport system as the safest means in the world.”

She also underscored the regional leadership of the organization, which “was materialized in the AIG regional cooperation mechanism (ARCM), consolidated in the last three years with regional standards, concrete improvements in Effective Implementation and a database with more than 1800 reports and 2500 recommendations from the whole Latin American region.”

“We are working on the intelligent management of accident and incident information taking a proactive look at our job” with the objective of “making a greater contribution to Safety in our Region.”

In the presence of leaders of the industry, aviation experts and technicians from all over the world, the first objective put forward in the GASC 2017 aimed at “discussing how best to manage the necessary changes to build and maintain a sustainable aviation community.”

The second objective was “to determine unique solutions for capacity building through technical cooperation and assistance projects.” It provided an opportunity to “discuss the ascending difficulties identified across the full spectrum of aviation and emerging technologies and trends.”

Through the presentation of technical cooperation and assistance projects, the symposium helped analyze commonly found issues, their probable solutions and the best practices in the provision of assistance, especially in relation to capacity building in States and their organizations.

Hence, among the objectives of the meeting, there was the need of “promoting the ICAO Technical Cooperation Programme to assist States to achieve their goals” and “strengthen institutional and cross-industries relationships.”

You can view the full presentation by JIAAC at the GACS 2017 in the following link:


In the framework of the Symposium, ICAO TCB presented an acknowledgment plaque to JIAAC for the “Successful Implementation of the Technical Cooperation Project ARG/10/801 for the construction of the new Civil Aviation Accident Investigation Board.”

ICAO Secretary general, Dr. Fang Liu herself was in charge of presenting Pamela Suárez with the plaque.

This means an important distinction that values and highlights the work and dedication of all the staff in JIAAC during the last 4 years.

Pamela Suárez, president of JIAAC, with Dr. Fang Liu, ICAO Secretary General