Perhaps the redundancy of ICAO, FAA and EASA audits should be replaced by a single entity. One assessment would reduce the burden on the CAAs of preparing for the triplicate reviews.
Aviation Safety Audits
The ICAO Universal Safety Oversight Audit Program auditors are coming to India in March, 2017. They were last there in 2012 when it was determined that the DGCA qualified as one of the thirteen worst Civil Aviation Authorities around the world.
The LBA was audited by EASA. What did they find? Was the severity of the pan European organization in line with one of its broader themes?
Insight into stories about two airports and the FAA’s problem with them—one on “unjust discrimination” and the second on safety.
International aviation safety audits are most delicate. The basic notion that one sovereign may review the aviation safety organization of another sovereign strains the basic tenet of international law—comity among nations. The US’ review by…