Critical event

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1) an unusual situation or crisis involving a major loss of EATMN capacity, or a major imbalance between EATMN capacity and demand, or a major failure in the information flow in one or several parts of the EATMN.

2) Any point during an occurrence at which the operator had the opportunity to detect that the situation was unsafe and/or the operator had the opportunity to recover the situation safely.

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1)COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 255/2010 of 25 March 2010 laying down common rules on air traffic flow management

2)EUROCONTROL (2007) Systemic Occurrence Analysis Method, Quick Reference Guide, Glossary (URL:http://www.eurocontrol.int/esp/gallery/content/public/library/SOAM%20Booklet/SOAM%20Booklet.pdf)

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