ITSA – International Transportation Safety Association

To:                        ITSA Members and interested parties

Subject:              Deferral of ITSA 2020 Sydney Meeting

Due to the COVID19 pandemic, and associated travel restrictions imposed across the world, the ITSA 2020 Sydney Meeting scheduled for 3 – 5 May 2020 has been deferred.

As the pandemic subsides and the situation becomes clearer, further advice will be provided.

Greg Hood


International Transportation Safety Association

19 March 2020


ITSA is an international network of heads (Chairpersons, Directors or the equivalent) of independent safety investigation authorities (SIA). ITSA covers all modes of transportation, including aviation, marine, railways, road transport, pipelines and underground infrastructure.

On October 22nd 1993, the independent safety investigation authorities (SIA) of the United States, Canada, Sweden and the Netherlands met and agreed to form the International Transportation Safety Association (ITSA). ITSA was founded on the notion that independent non-judicial investigations of transportation accidents and serious incidents contribute significantly to the safety of the traveling public, and that an international network, which brings together the safety investigation agencies from many nations, would be a mutually beneficial forum to share safety information.

Today, ITSA is composed of independent safety investigation authorities from 16 countries.

The mission of ITSA is to improve transport safety in each member country by learning from the experiences of others.