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The European Strategic Safety Initiative (ESSI) is an aviation safety partnership between EASA, other regulators and the industry. ESSI’s objective is to further enhance safety for citizens in Europe and worldwide through safety analysis, implementation of cost effective action plans, and coordination with other safety initiatives worldwide.

ESSI Standard Presentation 2008 (PDF)
ESSI in line with the ICAO Global 2008 (PDF)

ESAM has decided to publish information about the ESSI ECAST work on the web site. It is very important to remember the following:

It is important to notice that all the signatory organizations are equal partners, they commit themselves to provide recourses to the work in the Teams and most important: they pledge to take reasonable actions as a result of the work within the ESSI areas! The ECAST ToR was renewed 2011 with many important changes. One is that ECAST will now report directly to the European Aviation Safety Committee (EASAC) which again reports to the EASA Management Board:

ECAST mandate:

“Although ECAST is a voluntary partnership between EASA, other authorities and the aviation industry, it is a key contributor to the development of European Aviation Safety Strategy and the European Aviation Safety Programme and Plan. This role was reinforced by the following mandate issued by the European Aviation Safety Committee (EASAC) which reports to the EASA Management Board:
“ECAST will support implementation in Europe of the European Aviation Safety Strategy developed by the European Commission and of the European Aviation Safety Programme and the European Aviation Safety Plans developed by EASA in cooperation with the Member States and EUROCONTROL”

Philosophy:

“ECAST will:
Apply and promote safety management principles. Encourage a culture of ‘open and honest’ reporting by treating all safety data and its sources with respect and confidentiality and by adopting internationally recognised standards of data protection and recording requirements.
Cooperate and coordinate activities with other safety initiatives in Europe and worldwide, such as EUROCONTROL Safety Initiatives, US-CAST and ICAO COSCAP.”

ECAST have members and partners:

“ECAST Members, who have signed the ESSI/ECAST Pledge, and thereby commit themselves to provide human and material resources to the work of ECAST and agree to implement reasonable actions resulting from of ECAST recommendations. [ESAM is a member]
ECAST Partners are those organisations that have not signed the ESSI/ECAST Pledge but wish to support the mission and work of ECAST.”

PLEDGE OF COMMITMENT FROM ESSI MEMBERS

“We the undersigned therefore agree to: be equal members within the ESSI;
commit to providing, in partnership reasonable resources to ensure that this initiative is effective and take reasonable actions necessary to enhance safety within our own organisations as a result of ESSI recommendations, guidance and solutions in the ESSI area(s) in which we participate (commercial aviation, rotorcraft and/or general aviation). “

At this web site you will find presentations, reports, publications, etc .
The minutes from the ECAST meetings will not be published, but interested persons can contact me and I will forward the minutes to you.

Best regards
Lars Tjensvoll
ESAM representative in the ECAST.


EASA - Annual Safety Review 2010 (PDF) (7.07MB)
ECAST - Terms of Reference 2011 (PDF)
ESSI - Pledge of commitment (PDF)
European Aviation Safety Plan (EASp) 2012-2015 (PDF)
Initiatives for the main accident categories of the EASp - 12 December 2011 (PDF)

The European Helicopter Safety Team (EHEST) is a group which cooperates closely with the International Helicopter Safety team (IHST).The goal is to decrease the helicopter accident rate by 80% by the year 2016. EHEST approaches this goal based on voluntary activity within the helicopter sector, by bringing interested parties together and establishing a framework for going forward on the different issues. Two subgroups have been established, the European Helicopter Safety Analysis team (EHSAT) and the European Helicopter Safety Implementation Team (EHSIT) as well as the Communications subgroup.

The ESAM representative to EHEST participates in the plenary meetings of EHEST and reports relevant developments and activities to the Executive Committee of ESAM.

Updated reports and information on EHEST activities are available on the EHEST website: http://www.easa.europa.eu/essi/ehest/

The current ESAM representative to EHEST is Dr. Anthony S. Wagstaff, Norway. His briefing at the ESAM Executive Committee meeting in Naples February 18, 2012 is available at the following link:
The European Helicopter Safety Team (EHEST) - 2011 Achievements and Plans (PDF)

Dear Colleagues, Dear President and all Members,

In 2006 we have created ESAM as the European umbrella Association in the field of Aerospace Medicine.

As a pan-European, independent forum for aerospace medicine, it will work for the safety and health for all persons involved in aviation and space operations , and coordinate European aerospace medicine interests in all applicable fora. Wemantb assist the responsible bodies in developim and harmmising education in aerospace medicine throughout Europe, develop continuous information and dialogue between the National Aeromedical Associations and encourage the exchange of scientific results and experiences.

There is an urgent need for a single and credible European aerospace medicine voice to develop relations with relevant national and international institutions such as EASA and ICAO.

We can only achieve these goals with the adherence and support of all existing associations in the field of aerospace medicine of Europe , and therefore I would invite Your Organisation or Association to join ESAM from 2007 onwards. The registration form is hereby included.

Our Statutes have been approved at the first General Assembly at Brussels on 18 November 2006 and can be found , together with other information, on our website www.esam.aero. The annual fee has been fixed by the Executive Committee at 10 euro's per member of each association.

I would also invite Your Association together with the membership application to indicate a member for our Advisory Board for a period of two years. This board shall become our think tank to assist the executive Committee in providing responses and advice to aerospace medical scientific questions and regulations. If there would be a request for more information from You or Your members, we will be happy to join one of Your Association's meetings.

I sincerely hope to welcome You and all of Your members to become part of the unique Aerospace Medicine Association's voice of Europe - let's work together for the future!

With friendly greetings,
Former President of ESAM ,
Dr Vermeiren Roland

See Training - Aviation Medicine for the minutes from Meeting on Harmonization of Training and the curriculum for training in aviation medicine.

For membership download the appropriate form below.

Registration Form - Associated Member (PDF)

Registration Form - Regular Member (PDF)

€ 10 per person of each national regular member association. The deadline for payment remains 1 July each year, according to the Statutes.

Dear colleagues and friends,

As well known, ESAM is growing up more and more. The number of Regular Members is now 39 and 7 the number of the Associated ones. Upon 4,000 the number of all fellows.

ESAM Executive Committee unanimously settled that fees will be as follows for year 2012 (the same on year 2011), according to ESAM Statutes, ARTICLE H n. 1:

€ 10 per person of each national regular member association.

The deadline for payment remains 1 July each year, according to the Statutes.

Point of Contact: ESAM Treasurer Jochen Hinkelbein, M.D.

Members association are furthermore kindly requested to annually update within 30 June/1 July the exact number of national fellows, by mailing me for ESAM Archives and Jochen for payments check.

INSULIN TREATED DIABETIC PILOT APPLICANTS: RECOMMENDATIONS
authors : Ries Simons, Uwe Stüben, Declan Maher
affiliation : European Society of Aerospace Medicine ESAM
status : Position Paper of ESAM
date: : 18 August 2011

ITDM Pilots Simons Gatwick FEB 2014.pdf

Position Paper Insulin treated diabetic pilot applicants.pdf

Proposal for EASA 02.2015.pdf

Algorithm CAD Class 1 OMLf

Illness & Medication

What pilots and doctors need to know

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Members

Name in English
Croatian Society of Aviation Medicine

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