Airside Compliance Monitoring, Audits and Inspections

The Airport Environment is without doubt “Compliance Intensive” with a plethora or rules regulations and obligations. Ensuring Compliance with all Regulatory and Organisational Requirements is a Fundamental Element of the continuous Airfield Operations oversight process. The Safety Management System should complement this process and enable ongoing assessment of Risk and Exposure, this adding a new…

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Developing the Aircraft Maintenance Planning Document (MPD)

The  Industry Steering Committee (ISC) comprises operators, manufacturers, and regulators who follow the guidance outlined in Advisory Circular AC 121-22A , based on use of ATA MSG 3 methodology to develop the scheduled maintenance program for a given aircraft systems structure and engines which results in the maintenance Review Board Report (MRBR).  The MRBR is…

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Managing a GCAA / EASA Part 147 for Regulatory Compliance

To focus on the regulatory compliance we shall ignore the aspects of marketing and other critical business elements. The requirements to achieve a successful GCAA / Part 147 are very specific and success within the process is probably somewhat easier to measure than with other regulatory approvals. The Training Manager (who may be the Accountable…

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The Role of the Aviation Quality System within the European Aviation Safety Agency “EASA” and Gulf Civil Aviation Authority “GCAA” Environment

Consider the following role definitions and responsibilities :- First that the Accountable Manager is responsible for the Quality System which includes both elements of Quality Control and Quality Assurance; Second The Quality Assurance Manager is responsible for the auditing of all Compliance related elements of the organization system. When we speak about Organisational Compliance we…

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The impact of Safety Culture on Aviation Performance Audits

The primary purpose of a Performance Audit is to identify opportunities to improve the organisations well being, whether it is focused on optimizing process and procedures or removing wasteful practices and behaviours. We often find strong, cohesive professional sub-cultures within the aviation industry for example in maintenance and operations. Differences in safety attitudes and behaviours…

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