The FAA’s criteria in setting goals and choosing to support the Caribbean appear to ignore the potential economic value of this investment. The Caribbean may be a good #1 target; might not have Africa been better?
Many Part 135 operators are not required to have an FAA approved Safety Management System (SMS) in place, UNLESS you intend to fly to the EASA countries.
What will Brexit do to US aviation? Observations on 4 major categories of possible impact: Commercial Aviation, Business Aviation, Aerospace and Europe.
It would be wise for the FAA to take a more perspicacious approach and try to learn from other CAAs. They serve as useful aviation policy laboratories.
The FAA has experienced how the misuse of safety records can negatively impact SMS.
The EU has issued a “new safety authorization scheme” and has granted certifications to 20 Third Country Operators. The press release trumpets that this new scheme will cut “red-tape by replacing today’s maze of national authorisations with a single document and maintaining high level of aviation safety in Europe. EASA will be the ‘one-stop shop’, delivering the authorisation to airlines.” Each carrier will receive an individual TCO, but the historical country-to country safety recognitions seem to be ignored. The TCO seems to be beyond historic safety structures.
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