04. Certificates of no accidents for pilots

What is a certificate of no accidents?

Sometimes, aircraft operators from different countries require pilots planned to contract or re-evaluate, to submit a certificate from their aviation authority in which it is confirmed that they haven’t been involved in any accident or serious incident, as a prelude to the process of their contract.

Why CIAIAC cannot issue a certificate of no accidents?

According to the Spanish and international laws, CIAIAC cannot use information collected during investigations for purposes other than accident prevention and safety improvement.

Additionally, this information is considered confidential, personal and its dissemination to third parties is protected by the Act on Air Safety, not fitting into any of the four cases in which the dissemination of confidential information is contemplated.

On the other hand, CIAIAC considers that the use of this information for purposes other than accident prevention is inadequate and could lead to misinterpretation when trying to assign blame or liability to persons by the mere fact of having been involved in a plane crash.

What document issues CIAIAC instead of the certificate of no accidents?

CIAIAC has published in their website an official communication stating that it is not possible to submit the requested information due to its preserved nature.

You can access and download the official communication through the following link.

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