Safety Blueprint run successfully at Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre

The Safety Blueprint approach was run with senior management at EUROCONTROL’s Maastricht Upper Are Control Centre (MUAC) in the Netherlands, exploring with the senior management team (SMT) how risks are managed and safety margins monitored, and contrasting their practices with those of ten other aviation organisations surveyed during the development of the safety blueprint approach. The SMT appreciated the ‘non-teaching’ style of Safety Blueprint, and felt that the approach ‘focused on the right issues for their level’. This is the second outing for the approach, which built on experiences gained from a successful trial application in another European ANSP at the beginning of the summer.