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).
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.