Safety Management Systems

PIA flights banned due to PCAA licensing issues

To restore its International Aviation Standings, Pakistan needs substantial help

Pakistan pilot license problems EASA and FAA demote PCAA status and limit PIA flights Airline and Civil Aviation Authority need help One of the foundational principles of international relations is the concept of comity. Each…


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…



A better approach to aiding our Caribbean neighbors’ aviation system?

IASI calls out Organization of Eastern Caribbean States as deficient Restoring status from Category 2 back to Category 1 is difficult Perhaps an SMS non-judgmental, cooperative and collaborative approach is best The FAA has determined…