The Cyprus Aircraft Accident Incident Investigation Board (AAIIB) was established on the 1st October 2003, few months bofore the accession of the Republic of Cyprus to the EU.
The AAIIB operates under Annex 13 to the Chicago Convention of International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), EU Regulation 996/2010 and Cyprus Aircraft Accident & Incident Investigation Law of 2015 [N.73(1)/2015]. It is the official Independent Authority for the investigation of aviation accidents incidents in Cyprus.
In accordance with ANNEX 13 to the International Civil Aviation Organisation Convention, Regulation (EU) No 996/2010, and Cyprus Aircraft Accident & Incident Investigation Law of 2015, the sole purpose of these investigations is to prevent aviation accidents and serious incidents occurring in the future.
It is not the purpose of these investigations to apportion blame or liability.