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Fiji Confidential Aviation Incident Reports (FCAIR)

The FCAIR system is designed to encourage reporting of aviation incidents or hazards that have the potential of causing an incident or accident in cases where the person reporting wants to keep his/her details confidential. Please note that FCAIR system is different from the normal MOR reporting in which details are not confidential and official FCAIR form should be used for this purpose.

It should be noted that the Authority gives greater credence when the reporter provides identification and contact details. This so that if more information is required, the reporter can be contacted to obtain the specific information needed if it is available and to brief the reporter verbally or in writing of the outcome of the investigation should the originator of the FCAIR form desire so.

The Personal Assistant to the CAAF Chief Executive (or anyone acting in that position when the incumbent is not available) is designated as the Receiver of FCAIR Forms and, as such, is the only person authorised to open them.

When an FCAIR form is received, it is forwarded to the Receiver of FCAIR Forms. It is then opened and a photocopy made but with the name and details of the sender blanked out. The original is then secured in a manner that assures that the identity of the originator is kept confidential.

The copy of the form is then passed to the Chief Executive, who assess whether any more information is required.

If more information is required, the Receiver of FCAIR Forms is notified and asked to obtain the specific information needed if it is available.

When no further information is required of the originator, the Receiver of the FCAIR Forms then posts the original back to the sender and keeps a copy of the FCAIR Form with the name and contact detail.

When no further information is required of the originator, the Chief Executive then allocates the FCAIR in a de-identified format to an appropriately qualified investigator to conduct the investigation and monitor its progress to completion and copy to Standards Section for making database entries.

The person assigned will process the report in the same manner similar to other occurrence report and submit the investigation outcome report to the Chief Executive.

The Chief Executive once satisfied with the final report shall brief the reporter verbally or in writing of the outcome of the investigation should the originator of the FCAIR form desire so.

Should there be any safety recommendation or findings the Authority will pursue the corrective action through normal means.

The report is then filed by the Receiver of FCAIR Form and the Monthly Occurrence, Audit and Investigation Report includes the de-identified data in a basic manner to any other report.

Click here to download a copy of the FCAIR form.