MEPs attend PROSPERO Project Event to Learn About Groundbreaking Advances in Aviation Safety Systems

on 05 February 2015.

•     The EU is working to reduce the aviation accident rate by 80%

 
•     PROSPERO aims to achieve a substantial improvement in the elimination of, and recovery from, human error in aviation accidents
 
 
Tuesday 3rd February: Today, FP7 research project PROSPERO hosted an EU engagement event in the European Parliament in Brussels. The event previewed the project’s research into the next generation of aviation safety and risk management systems. This meeting was officially hosted by Sean Kelly MEP, full Member of the Industry Research and Energy Committee (ITRE) in association with PROSPERO coordinator Trinity College Dublin and project partner Carr Communications, Dublin.  EPP Vice Chair and full Member of the Transport Committee, Marian–Jean Marinescu MEP moderated the session.
 
  
The event was well attended by MEPs, EU stakeholders, PROSPERO project partners and leading industry experts including airlines, regulators and safety managers. 
 
 
Speaking at the event, Marian-Jean Marinescu MEP said:
 
 
            “Prospero is a very worthwhile FP7 project that is aiming to contribute to the EU’s ambitious objective of reducing the aviation accident rate by up to 80%. EU citizens need to feel safe when they are flying in European skies. I am delighted to see that this EU funded project has achieved groundbreaking results in the area of aviation safety management systems. I also look forward to seeing how this project can be exploited to enhance safety in other high risk industries such as energy, transport and healthcare for example.”
 
 
Attendees at the event heard presentations from Trinity College Dublin, Carr Communications, and from leading industry experts from Norwegian Airlines, Alitalia, Rome Airport and SAGA S.p.A Abruzzo Airport. Some of the themes discussed were:
 
 
•     Proactive safety performance for Air Transport System (ATS) operations
 
•     Managing Safety, Risk and Change
 
•     Exploitation of PROSPERO for other high risk industries, e.g Nuclear, Medicine and Transport
 
 
Speaking about the event, Sean Kelly MEP commented:
 
 
            “I was impressed by the industry insights shared by representatives of airlines, regulators and safety managers at the PROSPERO event. It is encouraging to see that all key players in the aviation industry are openly collaborating and sharing data to make the aviation safety system even safer for passengers in the EU. Safety remains the number one priority for the industry.”
 
      
The project coordinator for PROSPERO, Professor Nick McDonald from Trinity College Dublin said:
 
 
            “This event was an excellent opportunity to demonstrate the results of the PROSPERO project to date. As an FP7 funded project, it is important to demonstrate value to the EU and taxpayers. This project will further enhance the safety levels of an already ultra safe aviation system by addressing existing gaps in the analysis and management of risk.”
 
 
The PROSPERO project partners also launched their newest corporate video at the event to show how the project will develop proactive ways of managing and reducing the systemic risk of aviation accidents, both in everyday operations and through planning and change processes. To find out more about the PROSPERO project, visit www.prosperofp7.eu
 
 
For more information on the event please email: orlaith@carrcommunications.ie

 

Partner Map

Partner Map

PROSPERO comprises 14 partner organisation across 8 European countries.

In the map on the left, you can click on each coloured country to see the participating organisations from that country.

For more detail, click on the circle dots within each coloured country for specific information about each organisation.

Belgium

France

Thales Avionics SAS
Neuilly-sur-Seine Cedex
France.

Bulgaria

Denmark

Croatia

Germany

Jeppesen GmbH
Neu-Isenburg,
Germany

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Hungary

Jordan

Algeria

Northern Cyprus

Jersey

Finland

Belarus

Faroe Islands

West Bank

Lebanon

Portugal

Norway

Reducing Risk Exposure AS
Oslo,
Norway.

Turkey

Georgia

Liechtenstein

Latvia

Estonia

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Romania

Egypt

Poland

Libya

Switzerland

Greece

Athens International Airport S.A.
Athens,
Greece.

Technical University of Crete
Crete,
Greece.

Russia

Iraq

Iceland

Albania

Italy

Deep Blue SRL
Rome,
Italy.

Kite Solutions SRL
Laveno Mombello
Italy.

Alitalia
Compagnia Aerea Italiana S.p.A.
Rome,
Italy.

Aeroporti di Roma S.p.A.
Rome,
Italy.

 

Guernsey

Czech Republic

Cyprus

United Kingdom

Isle of Man

Austria

Netherlands

Andorra

Ireland

Trinity College Dublin
Dublin,
Ireland.

Carr Communications Ltd.
Dublin,
Ireland.

Corballis Consulting Ltd.
Dublin
Ireland.

Spain

Fundacion Instituto de Investigacion Innaxis
Madrid,
Spain.

Montenegro

Moldova

Syria

Tunisia

Morocco

Republic of Serbia

Kosovo

Macedonia

Aland

Slovakia

Malta

Slovenia

San Marino

Saudi Arabia

Ukraine

Sweden

Kungliga Tekniska Hoegskolan
Stockholm,
Sweden.

Israel

Carr Communications

5 Northumberland Road,
Ballsbridge,
Dublin 4.

Email: info@carrcommunications.ie
Tel: (+353.1) 772 8900
Web: www.carrcommunications.ie

Trinity College, Dublin

Centre of Innovative Human Systems,
Department of Psychology,
Trinity College,
Dublin 2,
Ireland.

Email: nmcdonld@tcd.ie
Tel: (+353.1) 896 1471
Web: www.tcd.ie

Corballis Consulting

Corballis Consulting Ltd.
The Tower,
Pearse Street,
Dublin 2.

Email: timothy.kelly@corballis.ie
Tel: (+353 86) 601 1919
Web: www.corballis.ie

Innaxis Research Institute and Foundation

José Ortega y Gasset, 20 - 6 planta,
28006 Madrid,
Spain.

Email: innovation@innaxis.org
Tel: (+34 902) 955 527
Web: www.innaxis.org

Reducing Risk Exposure

Kjørbokollen 30,
1337 Sandvika,
Norway.

Email: Post@Reducingrisk.no
Tel: (+47) 955 24 953
Web: www.reducingrisk.no

Kungliga Tekniska Hoegskolan

KTH Royal Institute of Technology
SE-100 44,
Stockholm,
Sweden.


Tel: (+46 8) 790 6000
Web: http://www.kth.se/en

Thales Avionics SAS

45 rue de Villiers
92526 Neuilly-sur-Seine Cedex
France

Email: press.office@thalesgroup.com
Tel: (+33 1) 57 77 80 00
Web: www.thalesgroup.com

Jeppesen

Frankfurter Straβe 233
63263 Neu-Isenburg
Germany

Tel: (+49) 6102 5070
Web: http://ww1.jeppesen.com/

Aeroporti di Roma

Aeroporti di Roma
Via dell'Aeroporto di Fiumicino 320,
00054 Fiumicino
Rome,
Italy.


Tel: (+39) 06 65951
Web: http://www.adr.it/web/aeroporti-di-roma-en-/pax-fco-fiumicino

Alitalia

Alitalia
Compagnia Aerea Italiana S.p.A.,
Piazza Almerico da Schio Pal. RPU
00054 Fiumicino
Rome,
Italy.

Tel: (+39) 06 65631
Web: http://www.alitalia.com/

Deep Blue

Deep Blue SRL
Piazza Buenos Aires, 20
00198 Rome,
Italy.

Email: info@dblue.it
Tel: (+39) 06 855 5208
Web: http://www.dblue.it/

Kite Solutions

Kite Solutions SRL
Via Labiena 93,
21014 Laveno-Mombello,
(VA) Italy.


Tel: (+39) 0332 626910
Web: http://www.kitesolutions.it/

Technical University of Crete

Technical University of Crete,
Chania,
Crete,
Greece.

Email: epapadogeorgaki@isc.tuc.gr
Tel: +30 28210 37047
Web: http://www.tuc.gr/3324.html

Athens International Airport

Athens International Airport "EL. VENIZELOS" SA,
SPATA 19019,
Greece.

Email: airport_info@aia.gr
Tel: (+30) 210 353 0000
Web: www.aia.gr