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Irish Aviation Authority
Irish State Plan for Aviation Safety
Volume 1 – Strategic Safety Priorities
Stakeholder Consultation

The purpose of State Plan for Aviation Safety (SPAS) is to identify the actions to be taken at State level to address the main safety issues in civil aviation in Ireland.  The IAA has implemented State level safety management processes to identify key safety issues and to drive continuing improvements in aviation safety performance in Ireland.  These safety management processes meet the Standards of ICAO Annex 19 and align with safety management processes in ICAO/EASA, as well as with organisational safety management systems.

The State Plan for Aviation Safety (SPAS) consists of two volumes:

  • Volume 1 - focuses on the strategic safety priorities for the SPAS
  • Volume 2 - provides the safety objectives and detailed actions necessary to implement the strategic safety priorities.

The IAA consults with industry stakeholders in respect of the strategic safety priorities in the State through standing consultation forums, including State Safety Programme Co-ordination Committee, domain-centric and cross-domain industry consultation groups and the General Aviation Safety Council of Ireland.  This year, to enhance the consultation process, the IAA is seeking to facilitate direct inputs on the strategic safety priorities through a web-based consultation process.  The outcome of this consultation will help to set the strategic safety priorities for the SPAS for the next three years. 

The SPAS Volume1 – Strategic Priorities outlines the strategic safety priorities for Ireland for the reference period 2023 to 2025.  Comments on this document can be provided using the comment response document (CRD) based on MS Forms template available at 

We require you to enter your name, contact details, organisation (if applicable - otherwise n/a) and occupation to allow access to the form.  Please note that personal details are requested in case we need to clarify your comments – personal data will be treated in strict confidence.

Note that the most recent published version of the SPAS 2021-2024 is available at

The closure date for this Stakeholder consultation is 31st August 2022. Comments received after this date may not be considered.