This work is focused on aviation safety to prevent accidents and on aviationsecurity to proactively prevent criminal activity.
In aviation security, which passengers encounter physically, inpart via security checkpoints, the focus in 2014 was on standardised procedures, cost-effectiveness and quality, and improved customer care.Together with trade organisations, government authoritiesand companies, Swedavia is involved in the future project “SmartSecurity” for more effective security screening.
Swedavia worksnationally in close cooperation with the Swedish Transport Agency and internationally with the trade organisations ACI andIATA to ensure that new regulations and demands for changefunction in operational terms. For instance, new regulationswill be introduced in March and September 2015. AllEuropean airports must then check hand baggage andpassengers using special equipment to detect any explosivematerials. Swedavia already has such equipment in service atsome airports.
In aviation safety, the focus was on preparing Swedavia’sairports for conversion of their national airport certificates tocertificates compliant with EU standards. This is being doneby developing and certifying safety processes in accordancewith European Aviation Safety Agency regulations. An importantpart of this aviation safety work consisted of the reclassificationneeded to enable Bromma Stockholm Airport’scontinued handling of aircraft today and in the future.
Risk mitigation management and emergency preparedness
Risk management at Swedavia is aimed at ensuring the Group’sability to achieve its business targets and confront changes bothinternally and externally. Swedavia shall be prepared if an emergencyarises. During the year, the development and implementationof standard risk management methods continued. The aimis to create an overall view of how risks are to be managed andmitigated.
Continued efforts are also being carried out in the area of continuity planning, that is, how the Group’s airports are to handlemajor disruptions, for instance in their power or water supply.During the year, work continued to develop a Group-wide structurefor a function-based emergency preparedness organisationand an emergency preparedness manual. In 2015, training will beconducted for the airports’ emergency preparedness organisationsfor command and staff levels.
Accident/serious incident trends
Swedavia has a vision of zero accidents and serious incident trends.The definitions for these are based on a standard EU regulationand are evaluated in Sweden by the Swedish Accident InvestigationAuthority. Swedavia reports all incidents with an assessment oftheir impact on aviation safety to the Swedish Transport Agency.All accidents and serious incidents are reported directly to theSwedish Accident Investigation Authority.
In 2014, there were five such incidents – one accident and four serious incidents, none involving personal injury. In comparison, there was one accident and one serious incident in 2013 and one serious incident in 2012. At present, there is nothing to indicate that Swedavia’s infrastructure or operational procedures contributed to any of these incidents.