Aircraft Accident Investigations during the COVID-19 Pandemic


25 June 0800 EDT (Montreal time)



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The webinar addresses the responsibility of accident investigation authorities (AIA) prescribed in Annex 13 and explores how this function can be fulfilled during restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 Pandemic.



Civil Aviation Authorities, Aircraft Accident Investigators



Dr. André de Kock



Rémi Jouty




Dr. André de Kock

André started his aviation career in 1975 as an apprentice and later as an aircraft maintenance engineer with South African Airways. From 1980 he lectured Aircraft Maintenance Engineering and Mechanical Engineering in Kempton Park Technical College. In 1996, he joined the South African Civil Aviation Authority, investigating aircraft accidents and serious incidents. In the ten years with the SACAA, he was involved in more than a hundred investigations, mainly in the general aviation sector, but also several investigations involving large commercial transport aeroplanes.


Started with the ICAO Accident Investigation and Prevention Section in May 2007 as a technical officer. Among other tasks, André serves as the Secretary of the Accident Investigation Panel and the Flight Recorder Specific Working Group.


In the engineering field of study, he obtained a National Diploma for Technicians; and in the education field of study a Doctorate in Curriculum Studies with a thesis relating to Outcomes Based Curriculums for Aircraft Maintenance Students at Technical Colleges.


He is a certified private pilot, both in South Africa and in the United States.


Rémi Jouty was nominated as Director of the French Civil Aviation Accident Investigation Authority, BEA, on 1 January 2014.


Rémi Jouty began his career in aeronautical research for the French Ministry of Defence where, from 1987 to 1995, he managed programmes on aerodynamic and flight dynamics.


From 1995 to 2006, he dedicated his career  to  aviation  safety  at  the Direction Générale de l'Aviation Civile  (DGAC). He oversaw all activities  related to certification and continuing airworthiness of French-designed or registered public transport aircraft. In  a  European context,  he ran  the  international teams  responsible  for  the A330 and A340, followed by  the definition of the certification conditions for the A380.


He organised  the gradual transfer of type  certification  activities for  transport  aeroplanes  and helicopters  to  the  European  Aviation  Safety  Agency  (EASA) and  implemented  the  new European regulation on aircraft maintenance, the issuing and continuation of individual airworthiness.


From 2006 to 2008, he took over as head of the Investigation Department at the BEA, and was then asked in January 2009 to assist the Director of the DSAC (Direction de la Sécurité de l'Aviation Civile), the DGAC's oversight authority with 1,300 staff. While  there , he oversaw  the  process of aviation safety risks evaluation and reduction work.


Married,  with  two  children, Rémi  Jouty is  a  graduate  of  the Ecole  Polytechnique and  of  the Ecole Nationale de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace (ENSAE).


Rémi Jouty enjoys gliding and has performed more than 1,000 flying hours on twin-engine aeroplanes, in IFR conditions.

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