In the presence of Commissioner Bulc representatives from the European air industry signed a European Corporate Just Culture Declaration pdf – 2 MB [2 MB] , aiming at delivering a safer aviation system. In it, signatories commit to build an atmosphere of trust in which staff are confident to report safety events and occurrences even when they have made honest mistakes (also known as “Just Culture”).
Just Culture has a direct impact on lowering incidents and preventing aircraft accidents. European Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc said “The safety of European citizens is at the heart of the Commission’s transport policy. By making Just Culture a reality, this declaration will strengthen our global leadership in aviation safety. Its elaboration through a dialogue between the employers and staff representatives, facilitated by the Commission, is also an excellent illustration of the better regulation agenda of this Commission.”