Aviation Safety Council

The Aviation Safety Council (ASC) is an independent government agency of the Taiwan responsible for aviation accident investigation, with the purpose of analyzing causal factors and proposing flight safety recommendations in Taiwan. 

ASC's duties

  1. Manage notification, investigation, cause identification and investigation reports of aviation occurrence and issue flight safety recommendations.
  2. Coordinate and communicate with aviation occurrence investigation organizations and flight safety organizations in the nation and abroad.
  3. Analyze the trend of the aviation occurrences, follow up the execution of the flight safety recommendations, research the latest developments in the investigation work and projects of significant flight safety events.
  4. Establish the capability of the investigation technique of the aviation occurrence, read out flight recorders and analyze aircraft performance.
  5. Study, establish, revise and abolish regulations related to the aviation occurrence investigation.
  6. Other matters related to the aviation occurrence investigation.

ASC’s Organization

Following 'Articles of Organization of Aviation Safety Council' published on March 23, 1998, the Executive Yuan of the Republic of China (R.O.C.) established 'Aviation Safety Council'.
In order to fully function as an independent investigation organization with credibility and to cooperate in government reorganization plans, 'Aviation Safety Council' became officially an independent organization on May 20, 2012 after 'Organization Act of Aviation Safety Council' went through the third reading by the Legislative Yuan on October 28, 2011 and was promulgated by Presidential Decree No. 10000252521 on November 14, 2011.
ASC consists of five to seven Board members, appointed by the Premier, to serve a three-year term; including one of them as Chairman to be in charge of overall management, to lead and supervise subordinates and to be the external representative of the ASC; one Board member as vice Chairman to assist Chairman with the ASC's management.
The structure of the ASC's organization comprises Occurrence Investigation Division, Flight Safety Division, Investigation laboratory and Secretariat.

Occurrence Investigation Division

  1. Responsible for the occurrence notification handling, occurrence investigation, probable cause determination, reports writing and flight safety recommendations proposing.
  2. Researching and developing the investigation technique of the aviation occurrence.
  3. Collection, management and updating the technical data of the aviation occurrence investigation.
  4. Coordination and communication with domestic and international aviation occurrence investigation organizations.
  5. Other matters related to aviation occurrence investigation.


Flight Safety Division

  1. Significant safety events study.
  2. Safety recommendations follow up.
  3. Flight safety trend analysis.
  4. Establish, maintain and develop the ASC’s flight safety information system.
  5. ASC’s public relations.
  6. Coordinate and communicate with national and foreign flight safety organizations.
  7. Aviation occurrence investigation participation and confidential aviation safety reporting.


Investigation Lab

  1. Perform the site survey, Flight Recorders read-out and performance analysis.
  2. Process the Multi-data sets, reconstruct flight paths and animations.
  3. Research and development on the occurrence investigation techniques, promotion and management the outsourcing tasks to other agencies.
  4. Provide the technical assistance for worldwide safety agencies for flight recorders read-out and analysis.
  5. Relevant technical support and study on special topics.



  1. Enacting, amending or abolishing the ASC's aviation occurrence investigation laws and regulations;
  2. Administering the official seals, archives, and documents;
  3. Financial affairs, construction and repairs, procurement and other official managements matters;
  4. Processing and handling the State Compensation incidents:
  5. Other relevant administrative matters.