The European Commission has empowered the EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) to develop technical regulations that will improve air transport safety a step ahead of increases in traffic in shared European airspace.
Several EU regulations build upon and complement recommendations from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to provide a framework for the design, creation and maintenance of aircraft; pilot and air traffic controller training; and, since 2014, airport infrastructure, operations and services.
These regulations create a coherent set of legal requirements and best practice guidelines for everyone working at Bordeaux Airport, from aircraft operators to air navigation service providers, Handlers and Ground staff.
Bordeaux aerodrome’s operator, Bordeaux Airport SA, is responsible for ensuring the operations its teams conduct are safe and comply with regulations, and it does this via its safety management system (SMS). It also coordinates the safety aspect of its partners’ operations.
A coordination protocol creates a single operational framework for air safety that every worker is bound by, and it details the ways in which data is exchanged and specific collaborative activities are carried out (via, for example, the Safety Promotion Committee, the Local Runway Safety Team, Local Apron Safety Team, safety studies, event analyses and feedback).
The management system shall include: