safety management

National Aviation Safety Policy

The Civil Aviation Authority, hereinafter referred to as HCAA, in accordance with the constituent Law 4757/2020 (A' 240), is responsible for the certification, oversight and enforcement in the field of air transport, air navigation and airports as well as the application of national and EU legislation and international conventions.

In order to meet the continuous requirements of Civil Aviation and to ensure the maintenance and improvement of the level of safety, with the aim of increasing confidence in air transport, HCAA implements and maintains the Greek Plan for Aviation Safety and the principles of the State Safety Management System, in accordance with the requirements of the Basic Regulation (EU) 2018/1139 and Annex 19 of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).

In order to fulfill the above, HCAA:

  1. ensures that adequate resources and staff are available to carry out its functions;
  2. takes care of the high level of its staff through continuous training, with particular emphasis on the concepts of safety management;
  3. supervises the implementation of air organisations' safety management systems;
  4. implements risk management at national level, based on the proactive risk management strategy, by identifying risks and taking the necessary actions and measures to mitigate the risks;
  5. establishes, in agreement with the ICAO, EASA and organisations, the objectives for the level of safety and define the actions at national level to improve it;
  6. promotes the principles of safety culture in organisations and in general aviation and encourages them to report all safety issues and related incidents through new procedures that ensure that the information communicated to the Authority is used to improve aviation safety.

This NATIONAL AVIATION SAFETY POLICY is reviewed, when deemed necessary by the Administration, as to its continued suitability.


The HCAA Governor

 Dr. Christos Tsitouras