EASA Launches Sharing Platform on Conflict Zones

 - March 4, 2022, 11:43 AM

EASA has launched the European Information Sharing and Cooperation Platform on Conflict Zones as the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues. According to the agency, the initiative developed in cooperation with Osprey Flight Solutions “ensures that participating EASA member states and their operators have easy access to the best information when planning flights near or over areas of conflict.”

“In a single interface, the platform provides threat identification and monitoring, with associated alerting capability, as well as access to regulatory and advisory documents, and information relating to conflict zones,” said Osprey CEO Andrew Nicholson. “It is also a platform to facilitate industry collaboration, allowing all stakeholders to comment on, discuss, and provide further information on any of the documents available through the platform to enable all users to get the most out of the information provided.”

Luc Tytgat, EASA’s director for strategy and safety management, added, “Conflict zones are by their nature unpredictable. That means operators need the very best information available on time to make their risk assessments. EASA is confident that continuous, dynamic, comprehensive information sharing through this platform will increase situational awareness and enhance flight safety and security.”