The Commission for the Study and Analysis of Notifications of Air Transit Incidents (CEANITA) has been dissolved, as the adoption of Royal Decree 1088/2020, which completes the regime applicable to the reporting of civil aviation occurrences in line with Regulation (EU) 376/2014, indicates the abolition of that Commission by repealing its constituent rule, Order PRE/697/2012.


    The Commission for the Study and Analysis of Notifications of Air Transit Incidents (CEANITA) was an interministerial body of a collegiate nature that was intended to provide advice and collaboration to the State Aviation Safety Agency (AESA) and the Air Army General Staff of the Ministry of Defence. This Commission was attached to the Directorate for Security Assessment and Internal Technical Audit (desati) of AESA and was governed by the ‘ORDEN PRE/697/2012 of 2 April 2012 laying down the operating rules for the Commission for the Study and Analysis of Notifications of Air Transit Incidents’.

    CEANITA was operating from 1980 until its dissolution by Royal Decree 1088/2020, of 9 December, with different denominations, as a stable working group at the service of the Aeronautical Authorities. His work over all these years has been: to receive, process and carry out studies of notifications of Air Transit Incidents received, to make proposals for action to the administrative bodies responsible for air navigation and to publish annually a report setting out the statistics of the reported occurrences and analysing the risk they pose to aviation safety.

    With the publication in 2003 of the new European legislation on the need for the various authorities to set up a Success Reporting System, given its extensive experience, CEANITA took over the part relating to air traffic incidents, and the internal coordination mechanisms were established in EASA, for the exchange of information with the Event Reporting System.

    The operation of CEANITA was integrated into the systems for the collection, collection, processing, exchange and analysis of safety information, which were developed in the State Operational Safety Program for Civil Aviation (PESO).

    The study and analysis of the incidents seeks to establish their causes and their origin, maintaining at all times the anonymity of the notifier and of all those involved in the Air Traffic Incident in general. On the basis of these causes, CEANITA made its recommendations to air traffic managers and airspace users, which resulted in operational, procedural, technical or human improvements. The implementation of these recommendations has resulted in an improvement in the safety and efficiency of air traffic in Spain, preventing the repetition of the causes of the incidents, obtaining lessons to avoid possible incidents and accidents in the future, with the ultimate aim of improving the operational safety of air traffic.

    CEANITA performed its functions in relation to events received from the Event Reporting System that constituted air traffic incidents, and only studied those incidents or group of air traffic incidents which, due to the associated risk assessment, the lack of awareness considered required the analysis or advice of the zenite.

    CEANITA carried out an annual evaluation of the incidents that occurred during the last period and also compares them with the results obtained in previous years. This statistical study was reflected in the above-mentioned report. Among other things, in the report, the Commission assessed the evolution of the number, nature and severity of the incidents, with a view to obtaining indicators of the efficiency of the measures established.

    This Commission had a distinct composition and scope of action from those of the Commission for the Investigation of Civil Aviation Accidents and Incidents (CIAIAC), so it carried out independent studies and analyses, without interfering in the performance of the actions required of the CIAIAC, providing it with all the cooperation required of it.

    In order to facilitate the notification of Air Transit Incidents, and their faster processing, interested parties will continue to forward the Air Transit Incident Notification Forms, once completed, to the e-mail box sucesos.aesa@seguridadaerea.es.



    For the purposes of air traffic incident reporting, Regulation (EU) No 376/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 3 April 2014. This Regulation establishes the mandatory occurrence reporting system in civil aviation (hereinafter referred to as the SNS).

    For this purpose, air traffic incidents shall be notified directly to the SNS preferably to the email address:

    For more information see section ENR 1.15 of the AIP Spain publication.

    It is recalled that, despite the information provided by crews to the ATS services pursuant to Article of the Air Traffic Regulation, the pilot must also forward the relevant occurrence notification to the SNS, through any of the channels established for that purpose.


    The Commission for the Study and Analysis of Notifications of Air Transit Incidents (CEANITA) was governed by Order PRE/697/2012 of 2 April 2012 laying down the operating rules for the Commission for the Study and Analysis of Notifications of Air Transit Incidents’. This Ministerial Order established its status as an interministerial body of a collegiate nature attached to the Directorate for Safety Assessment and Internal Technical Audit of the State Aviation Safety Agency (AESA), and detailed its advisory, advisory and collaborative functions as regards Air Traffic Incidents. Similarly, he warns that the work of CEANITA and the Civil Aviation Accidents and Incident Investigation Commission did not overlap, but that they maintained a collaborative relationship, providing the CIAIAC with all the cooperation required. Finally, the Ministerial Order laid down the composition of CEANITA and the basis for its operation.

    Order PRE/697/2012 of 2 April 2012 was repealed by Royal Decree 1088/2020 of 9 December.

    National legislation

    In addition to Order PRE/697/2012 of 2 April 2012, as a reference national legislation:

    International regulations

    International standard of reference:

    Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 923/2012 of 26 September 2012 laying down the common rules of the air and operational provisions for services and procedures in air navigation and amending Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1035/2011 and Regulations (EC) No 1265/2007, (EC) No 1794/2006, (EC) No 730/2006, (EC) No 1033/2006 and (EU) No 255/2010.

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