Safety, Certification and Compliance


USOAP Countries with IASA Category 2 and their ICAO ratings

ICAO’s USOAP 20th anniversary of ACTIVITIES- time to RETHINK?

ICAO’s USOAP 20th anniversary of ACTIVITIES- time to RETHINK? Activities v. Actions Audits at a Point in Time v. Continuous Collaboration Duplicative, even contradictory, Audits Single, Consolidated, Consistent, Cooperative In a self-congratulatory press release (see…




Regulatory and International Processes applicable to Boeing 737 MAX 8 grounding by FAA –2019 #5

FAA grounds all Boeing 737 Max planes effective immediately  There are procedures and standards which should have been followed EASA and others grounded planes without basis FAA took action when it had proof Aircraft certification…




US SMS trust (union-carrier) may be BAD, but when AEI and LBA do not trust each other, there is schrecklich[1] SMS

US labor-management poor relations may weaken SMS Large EU union complains to EASA about German CAA Trust key element in SMS collaboration Aircraft Engineers International Calls on EU Commission and EASA to Tighten Aircraft Safety…