Regulatory compliance

March 18, 2013 - 11:56am

In its Question of the Month, the International Association of Flight Training Professionals (IAFTP) asks cockpit crews and instructors, “How does a flight training organization manage compliance?” While regulatory agencies around the world issue standards, you can’t manage safety, according to IAFTP. “You can manage and measure only compliance to specific standards that the industry believes should ultimately result in acceptable levels of safety,” the group concludes.

September 17, 2008 - 11:15am

The FAA’s approach to Airworthiness Directive (AD) compliance was a significant feature in the Department of Transportation’s Independent Review Team report on “Managing Risks in Civil Aviation.” The team was formed after the FAA suffered what the report called a “perfect storm” earlier this year during AD compliance issues with Southwest Airlines and American Airlines.

June 30, 2008 - 11:23am

DeCrane Aircraft Systems Integration Group, as a major supplier of fuel systems, has established an SFAR (Special Federal Aviation Regulation) 88 support team to provide the industry with regulatory compliance services. The team is FAA-trained and has been involved in other SFAR compliance issues.

May 23, 2008 - 6:13am

Legislation to ban certain large transport aircraft that have hush kits from using all European airports starting next April has been scrapped by the European Union. Consequently, the U.S. withdrew a formal complaint submitted last year to the International Civil Aviation Organization. The U.S. maintained that the regulation, that applied to hush-kitted aircraft over 75,000 lb mtow, discriminated against U.S. manufacturers.

January 18, 2008 - 6:52am

The FAA granted a request from four trade associations to delay the compliance date of new repair station rules. The agency published the rules on Aug. 6, 2001, with an initial effective date of April 6, 2003.

January 18, 2008 - 6:52am

The FAA granted a request from four trade associations to delay the compliance date of new repair station rules. The agency published the rules on Aug. 6, 2001, with an initial effective date of April 6, 2003.

September 26, 2006 - 5:33am

After several years of discussion and consultation, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) will soon present new operating standards to helicopter operators around the world.

 
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