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European Network of Civil Aviation


The European Network of Civil Aviation Safety Investigation Authorities (ENCASIA) was established in January 2011 thanks to the entry into force of Regulation (EU) No 996/2010 on the investigation and prevention of accidents and incidents in civil aviation.

This Regulation aims to improve aviation safety by ensuring a high level of efficiency, expediency, and quality of European civil aviation safety investigations, the sole objective of which is the prevention of future accidents and incidents without apportioning blame or liability, including through the establishment of ENCASIA.

ENCASIA constitutes an independent grouping of the 27 civil aviation safety investigation authorities (SIAs) of the EU Member States.

ENCASIA is composed of the Heads of the SIAs in each of the Member States and/or, in the case of a multi-modal authority, the Head of its Aviation Branch, or their representatives, including a Chairman and a Vice-Chairman chosen among these for a period of three years.

ENCASIA puts a strong emphasis on the coordination and mutual support between Safety Investigation Authorities (SIAs), in order to generate real added value in aviation safety.

This is to be achieved by building upon the already existing cooperation between such authorities and the investigation resources available in the Member States. SIAs should be able, in each Member State, to conduct efficient and independent investigations and contribute to the prevention of accidents through their activities.


Background information

On 19 January 2011, the Rules of Procedure were formally approved to formalise the election process. As a result of that process, Mr Ulf Kramer, head of the German Safety Investigation Authority and Mr Keith Conradi, his counterpart from the United Kingdom, were respectively elected Chairman and Deputy Chairman.

ENCASIA Chairs and Deputy Chairs

2011-2017         Ulf Kramer, Germany / Keith Conradi, United Kingdom

2017-2023         Rémi Jouty, France / Jurgen Whyte, Ireland

2023-present     John Ahlberk, Sweden / Martin Puggaard, Denmark


The following link (link to Ulf Kramer ENCASIA Obituary.pdf) provides the ENCASIA Obituary of Mr. Ulf Kramer who sadly passed away on 16 November 2021. This obituary is complemented by a message of gratitude for Mr. Ulf Kramer from the Aeronautical Accident and Incident Investigation Commission AAIIC of Kosovo (link to Ulf Kramer Condolences and Gratitude Kosovo.pdf).

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