Aircraft Crashes Record Office
   
The Aircraft Crashes Record Office was founded in Geneva in 1990 for the purpose of collecting and documenting data on airline disasters worldwide. As a private institution, the ACRO does a similar activity as the official investigation board and work in a close collaboration with them.
   
The first target of the ACRO is to record all information regarding commercial aircraft accidents worldwide since 1918 till today. This office has already thousands of files, reports, documents, pictures, about more than 20'700 accidents.
   
The ACRO also likes to promote, as its second target, the aerial security, to train, to inform the people and to make predisposition in favour of procedures and eventually give recommendations.
   
The third target of the ACRO is also to inform and advise the public in general and the professionals in aviation about all risks inherent in airplane operating.
   
Ronan HUBERT, founder of ACRO, is Historian in aircraft accidents and Expert in aviation accidentology. His good relationship with commission of inquiry experts and different governmental instruments gave him the opportunity to publish three books. His competences and expertise, coupled with his policy of impartial neutrality, gives him regular access to valuable information and he is frequently consulted by the medias and other services.
   
Is considered as a plane crash all events in which the aircraft has suffered such damage that it is not in a position to be used anymore and that it is removed from service. The criterion according to which there are victims or not are not taken into consideration.
   
Only are registered accidents which implicate aircrafts capable of transporting at least six passengers, besides the crew. Are not counted helicopters, balloons, hot air balloons, airships, gliders, fighters, and all other aircraft which do not correspond to the criterions mentioned above. On the other hand, all aircraft with less than six seats which were used at the beginning of aviation are also counted.
   
In military aviation are taken into consideration only the following types of aircraft : troop transport, surveillance, reconnaissance and logistic support.
   

Ronan HUBERT

Born September 25, 1971 in Geneva
Married, one child

Historian in Aircraft Accidents
Expert in aviation accidentology
Specialist in psychological preparation in case of massive catastrophe
   
Curriculum Vitae
     
1983
 
First inquiries on aircraft accidents.
1990
 
Creation of the Aircraft Crashes Record Office.
1991
 
One year of inquiries by the University of Geneva
1992
 
Student by Swisscontrol, the Swiss school for Air Traffic Controller. This school was not achieved.
1997
 
Publication of the first book titled Aircraft Disasters from 1920 to 1996.
1998-2002
 
Dispatcher by TAG Aviation, the European leader in business aviation, based in Geneva International Airport.
1999
 
Publication of the second book titled Swissair's Drama - SR111.
Since 1999
 
School of Judicial Police in Geneva : instruction lessons to students upon aircraft accident risks and psychological preparation to disasters masses.
2000
 
Conference at Geneva International Airport on aircraft accident risks. Invited by the AGC, a Swiss Association (more than 1'000 members) which defends the interests of the Airport of Geneva.
Since 2000
 
Consulted by the official commissions of inquiry about statistics.
2000
 
Creation of the website www.baaa-acro.com.
Since 2002
 
School of Police Forces of Geneva : instruction lessons to students upon aircraft accident risks and psychological preparation to disasters masses.
2003 - 2008
 
Ground Operation Manager by Speedwings, business aviation airliner based in Geneva International Airport.
Since 2003
 
International Security Police of Geneva : instruction lessons to students upon aircraft accident risks and psychological preparation to disasters masses.
2004
 
International Security Police of Geneva : 2 conferences upon aircraft accident sensibility by the Annual Report for the Police's staff.
2004
 
Geneva International Airport Security & Safety Service (SSA) : instruction lessons to staff upon aircraft accident risks and psychological preparation to disasters masses.
2004
 
School of Police Forces of Vaud : instruction lessons to students upon aircraft accident risks and psychological preparation to disasters masses.
Since 2006
 
Independant Expert by the CERPAC : The Teaching & Research Center in Criminal Behaviour Analysis in Paris.
2008
 
Publication of the third book titled Aircraft Accidents and published by Editions Favre, Switzerland.
2008
 
Since 1st April 2008, Client Responsible Manager by TAG Aviation, the European leader in business aviation, based in Geneva International Airport. Also consultant about safety.
2009
 
Invited as an observor by the exercice GVA09, the biggest aircraft accident simulation in Switzerland, with less than 800 people involved.
01OCT2010
  More than 3 millions visitors on our website and more than 2 tera octets downloaded.
JAN2011
  More than 20,000 accidents in the database.
31OCT2011
  More than 4 millions visitors on our website and more than 3 tera octets downloaded.
JAN2012
 
The Index page is refurbished and therefore, the website is optimized for all Internet Navigation Systems. Also, the French Index page is removed from Internet but still available here.
APR to NOV 2012
  Chief Administrative Officer by Jet Event, Geneva.

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