About JIAAC

The JIAAC is a decentralized body with financial autonomy and its own legal status that operates under the scope of the Ministry of Transport.
It is our aim to determine the causes of accidents and incidents that occurr in the civil aviation field and recommend effective actions to prevent them recurring.
The JIACC carries out this work as the implementing authority for Annex 13 of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and one of the bodies responsible for ensuring compliance with Annex 19.

Mission

To determine the causes of accidents and incidents in the civil aviation field in order to carry out Operational Safety Recommendations (OSR) that contribute to maintaining safety standards in the air transport system and throughout aviation in the general.

Vision

It is the JIAAC’s duty to be a leading player in aviation safety management in Argentina, the region and the world, with a proactive, professional, transparent and independent role in each of our responsibilities.

Functions

  1. Carry out the technical investigation of accidents and incidents in civil aviation within the national territory.
  2. Determine the causes and factors of accidents and incidents investigated.
  3. Recommend to the pertinent organisms effective actions to prevent future accidents and incidents similar to those investigated, promoting them within the civil aeronautical community and public and private institutions related to the aviation world.
  4. Maintain relations with civil aviation accident investigation agencies in other countries as provided for in Annex 13 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation.
  5. Integrate accident investigation teams with national and international experts when the complexity or particular characteristics of an accident investigation require us to do so.
  6. Publish and circulate reports and statistics of civil aviation accidents and incidents as well as any comments made on these which look to contribute towards improving air safety.
  7. Train personnel in the techniques and procedures of aviation accident investigation and establish the means for the exchange with our international counterparts.

Authorities

C.P. Ana Pamela Suárez
Presidente

Chartered accountant especialized in public administration

Regulatory Framework

Progress in aeronautics depends on the removal of or reduction in the number of aviation accidents and incidents. Safety is the ultimate aim of aircraft accident and incident investigation. The fulfillment of this aim is an issue that concerns all the States, and it is developed within a specific regulatory framework of national and international nature. In the Argentine Republic, the regulatory framework of aircraft accident and incident investigation work is included in the following regulations:

Act N° 13.529 of the year 1949, Article 31, subsection 16. It assigns authority to the Ministry of State Secretariat for Aeronautics to inspect the remains of aircraft accidents and investigate their causes.

Decree N° 299 of January, 12th 1954, Article 14. It provides for the establishment of “the Aviation Accident Investigation Board” in the sphere of the Under-secretariat of Civil Aviation, as a research and advisory body.

Act 14.307 of July, 15th 1954. The first National Aviation Code. It includes two regulations for accident investigation. In the year 1967, with the amendment to the Code, it was deemed necessary to discuss the topic of accident investigation under a Section due to the major importance that the improvement of Air Safety involved; therefore, the Regulatory Decree, Section IX of the Code, No 934/70 was issued.

Decree 934/70. It resolved to unify the provisions for civil aircraft accident investigation that had been abolished in Decree No 299/54, keeping the Board as the organization in charge of the investigation, and appointing it as General Directorate, reporting to the Air Regions Command of the Command-in-Chief of the Air Force.

In the year 2007, the government of the Argentine Republic considered that the centralization of civil aviation management in the area of a military agency was not consistent with the recommendations produced by ICAO; focused on a civil agency of the National Government with authority in the area of aeronautics.

Decree No 239/07. It creates, in the scope of the Transportation Secretariat of the Ministry of Federal Planning, Public Investment, and Services, the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC), which becomes the National Aeronautics Authority.

Decree No 1193/10. The Aircraft Accident Investigation Board is transferred to the sphere of the Transportation Secretariat of the Ministry of Federal Planning, Public Investment, and Services.

Decree No 306/13. The president of the Civil Aviation Accident Investigation Board was appointed.

Decree No 2315/13. Approval of the Board’s structure of first operational level. The National Directorate of Control and Development is created, whose responsibility is to follow up the safety recommendations related to accident and/or incident investigation.

Offices

Mapa Resistencia Sunchales Rosario Córdoba CABA Bariloche
Sunchales

Sunchales Office

Km 258 Ruta Nacional 34, Sunchales – Santa Fe.

Tel: (03493) 426002/3. oficinasunchales@jiaac.gob.ar

CABA

Headquarters, Buenos Aires

1370 Belgrano Av. 12º floor. Autonomous City of Buenos Aires.
(C1093AAO)

Tel: (54+11) 4382-8890 / 91. info@jiaac.gob.ar

Córdoba

Cordoba Office

Cordoba International Airport / Ing. Ambrosio Taravella. 8500 La Voz del Interior Av.

Cordoba. Tel: (54+11) (0351)-475-3066, 475-3069. administracioncba@jiaac.gob.ar

Resistencia Office

International Airport of Resistencia. Km 1003,5 – Ruta Nac. 11, Resistencia – Chaco

Tel: (54+11) (0362)-4435535. oficinaresistencia@jiaac.gob.ar

Rosario

Rosario Office

International Airport “Islas Malvinas”. Av. Jorge Newbery S/N, Rosario, Santa Fe

Tel: (0341) 452-0809. oficinarosario@jiaac.gob.ar

Bariloche

Bariloche Office

International Airport of Bariloche – Sector “C” – Ruta Nac 80 s/n – (CP8400) Río Negro

Tel: (54+11) 15 3295-6070. oficinabariloche@jiaac.gob.ar