Bureau d'Enquêtes et d'Analyses pour la Sécurité de l'Aviation Civile

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Bureau of Enquiry and Analysis for Civil Aviation Safety
Bureau d'enquêtes et d'analyses pour la sécurité de l'aviation civile (logo).svg
Logo of the BEA
Agency overview
Jurisdiction French territory and French aircraft
Headquarters Le Bourget
Agency executive Jean-Paul Troadec
Website bea.aero/en/index.php

The Bureau d'Enquêtes et d'Analyses pour la Sécurité de l'Aviation Civile (BEA; translated as "Bureau of Enquiry and Analysis for Civil Aviation Safety") is an agency of the French government, responsible for investigating aviation accidents and making safety recommendations based on what is learned from those investigations.

Its headquarters are at Paris–Le Bourget Airport in Le Bourget, near Paris. The BEA has 120 employees, including 30 investigators and 12 investigative assistants.[1] It is under the authority of the Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development, Transport and Housing.[2]

The BEA was created in 1946.[1] It operates under articles R711-1[3] and following, L711-1[4] and following of the French code of civil aviation.

Following international rules, French authorities are competent for all aircraft accidents occurring in French territory or airspace, as well as accidents involving French aircraft occurring in international space or in other countries if the local authorities do not open a technical enquiry. They may also assist foreign investigation authorities at their request.[4]

Since 17 December 2001, the head of the BEA is Paul-Louis Arslanian, engineer general of the Roads and Bridges (formerly engineer general of civil aviation); he was reappointed to this position in 2008.[5][6]

Facilities[edit]

Building 153, the head office of the BEA

It is headquartered in Building 153 on the grounds of Paris - Le Bourget Airport in Le Bourget, near Paris.[7][8] The BEA building is located in front of the French Air and Space Museum and houses offices and laboratories.[9] The BEA building at Le Bourget has over 5,000 square metres (54,000 sq ft) of space; it had been expanded to that amount in 2002,[9] and to 3,000 square metres (32,000 sq ft) by 1999. Previously the building had 1,000 square metres (11,000 sq ft) of space.[10]

In addition the BEA has facilities at Melun Aerodrome. They include hangars and protected areas with a combined total of 6,000 square metres (65,000 sq ft) of space.[10] The BEA also has hangars and protected areas in Bonneuil-sur-Marne. The BEA has satellite offices in Aix-en-Provence, Bordeaux, Rennes, and Toulouse.[11]

At one time the head office of the Bureau Enquêtes-Accidents was in the 15th arrondissement of Paris.[12][13][14]


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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Who are we?" Bureau d'Enquêtes et d'Analyses pour la Sécurité de l'Aviation Civile. Retrieved on 8 June 2009.
  2. ^ "Report Incident on 2 May 2009 on approach to Antalya (Turkey) to the Boeing 737–300 registered F-GFUF operated by Europe Airpost." (Archive) Bureau d'Enquêtes et d'Analyses pour la Sécurité de l'Aviation Civile. 1. Retrieved on 26 May 2011. "Bureau d'Enquêtes et d'Analyses pour la sécurité de l'aviation civile – Ministère de l'Écologie, du Développement durable, des Transports et du Logement"
  3. ^ Code of civil aviation, R711-1
  4. ^ a b Code of civil aviation, L711-1
  5. ^ Arrêté du 17 décembre 2001 portant nomination au Bureau d'enquêtes et d'analyses pour la sécurité de l'aviation civile
  6. ^ Arrêté du 12 février 2009 portant nomination du directeur du bureau d'enquêtes et d'analyses pour la sécurité de l'aviation civile
  7. ^ "Plan d’accès au BEA." (Archive) Bureau d'Enquêtes et d'Analyses pour la Sécurité de l'Aviation Civile. Retrieved on 17 June 2010.
  8. ^ "header_logo_et_coord.gif." Bureau d'Enquêtes et d'Analyses pour la Sécurité de l'Aviation Civile. Retrieved on 17 June 2010. "Bâtiment 153 200 rue de Paris Zone Sud Aéroport du Bourget 93352 Le Bourget cedex"
  9. ^ a b "Qui sommes-nous?" (Archive) Bureau d'Enquêtes et d'Analyses pour la Sécurité de l'Aviation Civile. 18 February 2003. Retrieved on 5 May 2011. "Les bureaux et laboratoires du BEA sont situés sur le site de l'aéroport du Bourget, en face du Musée de l'Air. Cet ensemble de 3 000 m² est en cours d'aménagement pour faire face aux nouveaux besoins en salles de travail et ateliers. La surface disponible passera à 5 000 m² en 2002. Le BEA dispose aussi sur l'aérodrome de Melun de 6 000 m² de hangars et d'espaces protégés."
  10. ^ a b "Who are we?" (Archive) Bureau d'Enquêtes et d'Analyses pour la Sécurité de l'Aviation Civile. Retrieved on 5 May 2011. "The BEA's offices and technical services are located in the Paris Region at Le Bourget Airport. The building currently in use has 1000 m² and is being extended so as to meet future needs in terms of offices and workshops. In 1999 the space available will exceed 3000 m². The BEA also has 6000 m² of hangars and protected areas at its disposal at Melun aerodrome."
  11. ^ "Qui sommes-nous?" (Archive) Bureau d'Enquêtes et d'Analyses pour la Sécurité de l'Aviation Civile. 13 October 2006. Retrieved on 12 May 2011. "Le BEA dispose aussi de hangars et d'espaces protégés sur l'aérodrome de Melun ainsi qu'à Bonneuil-sur-Marne. Le BEA possède des antennes à Toulouse, Bordeaux, Rennes et Aix-en-Provence."
  12. ^ "f-gk820317.pdf." (Archive) Original report by the Civil Aviation & Meteorology Authority, Yemen Arab Republic, distributed by the Bureau Enquêtes-Accidents. Retrieved on 18 April 2012. "246, rue Lecourbe 75732 PARIS – France"
  13. ^ "NYC95WA234." National Transportation Safety Board. Retrieved on 18 April 2012. "Bureau Enquetes-Accidents 246, rue Lecourbe 75732 Paris Cedex 15 FRANCE
  14. ^ Commission d'Enquête Accident du CHSCT-PN Air France (CEA) Accident CONCORDE du 25 juillet 2000. 5-Retour d'expérience Incidents, incidents graves, accidents (pdf), "Bureau Enquêtes-Accidents (IGAC/SA.E), 12 June 2003, archived from the original on 29 May 2012, 246, rue Lecourbe 75735 PARIS CEDEX 15 

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