To: ITSA Members and interested parties
Subject: Meeting of ITSA Member States 25 February 2021
A tele-meeting of ITSA members States was conducted on 25 February 2021. At that meeting, the ITSA membership resolved to admit the Transportation Safety Board of Argentina (JST) as a full member State of ITSA. Due to the COVID19 pandemic, and associated travel restrictions imposed across the world, the ITSA Membership will not meet in person, electing instead to progress international transport safety discussions through tele-conferencing in May and October 2021.
As the pandemic subsides and the situation becomes clearer, further advice will be provided, however there are early plans for the ITSA membership to meet in person in Helsinki, Finland, in 2022.
International Transportation Safety Association
26 February 2021
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.