The Hellenic Air Accident Investigation and Aviation Safety Board (AAIASB) is the official Authority for the investigation of aviation accidents and incidents. It is overseen by the Minister of Transport and Communications. The AAIASB conducts investigations and publishes final reports, in accordance with Annex 13 of the Convention of International Civil Aviation, the European Union Regulation: 996/2010, and law 2912/01.
The AAIASB consists of its Chairman and four members. The President is a full-time civil servant and is appointed by decision of the Minister of Transport and Communications, after selection by the Parliamentary Chairmen’s Conference, while the members are selected directly by the Minister. The AAIASB Chairman and members serve 3 years terms that are renewable.
An Aviation Accident and Incident Study and Investigation Unit supports the Board’s mission. The Unit is organized as a Directorate and is managed by the Chairman of the Board and the Unit Director. The Unit is staffed with full time investigators with expertise in various areas of civil aviation.
The organization and the internal operating procedures of the Board and the Unit are described by presidential decree 59/04.
The Board has its headquarters at the Athens International Airport at Spata, while the Unit offices are at the ex-American Base at Elliniko.