About the SRC and its Working Structure
In 1997, the Ministers of the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) established a formal mechanism in Europe for the multilateral development and harmonisation of an ATM safety regulatory regime, separate from service provision, within a total aviation safety system approach.
The EUROCONTROL Permanent Commission, under the early implementation of the EUROCONTROL Revised Convention, established the SRC as an independent body to the EUROCONTROL Agency to provide advice in order to ensure consistent high levels of safety in air traffic management (ATM) within the ECAC area. The SRC reports to the EUROCONTROL Permanent Commission through the Provisional Council on all matters relating to the safety regulation of ATM, including recommendations for the improvement of ATM safety.
The Safety Regulation Commission (SRC) advises the Permanent Commission of EUROCONTROL, through the Provisional Council, on all matters related to the safety regulation of ATM, and provides recommendations and specific proposals for the improvement of the safety of these services.
A major role of the SRC is to assess the overall safety performance of the ATM system and provide feedback of experience to the EUROCONTROL Organisation in order to promote safety improvement. It is composed of senior executives from within organisations responsible for ATM safety regulation at national level.