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Reporting in 2020

Open reporting of occurrences and fair processing of the reports has always been seen as one of the mainstays of aviation safety. When the threshold for reporting is low, a more accurate picture of the development needs in the operations can be obtained, and safety can be improved more effectively. A large number of reports can be regarded as a sign of a good safety culture. The Just Culture principles are followed in Finland when processing safety reports.  

In 2020, the number of reports submitted to Traficom was approx 5200, which is markedly less than in the previous year (9,300). The number was also less than the average for 2013-2019 (7,100). This was naturally due to the decrease in traffic caused by the coronavirus pandemic. On the other hand, even though the number of reports decreased from the previous year by about 45%, the amount of traffic at airports decreased even more, by about 60%, so in relation, reporting activity remained good.
Flight safety reports are submitted using the reporting forms available here (Ulkoinen linkki), or via electronic interface between the organisation's reporting system and Traficom. 

For a more detailed description on how safety information is collected and analysed, see section 2.5 of the Finnish Aviation Safety Programme (Ulkoinen linkki).

Reporting 2007-2020

The reports are classified on the basis of several different variables. The graph below shows the distribution of incidents in 2020 based on the aviation domain in which the reported incident occurred. Most of these reports concern commercial operations and are received from flight operations and different ground organisations.

Distribution of incidents by aviation domain