These IATA Annual General Meeting slides should confirm that the US is headed in the right direction and may well be ahead of the rest of the world.
International Safety Standards
Sharing and cooperation are essential to this highly connected industry. Compete on economics; collaborate on safety.
Aviation safety in EU and Canada is generally ranked as being the US’s equal, yet similar to the US, there is constant negative press about aviation.
Nonstop service between Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) and Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) was announced. The new route is estimated to bring $10 million to the District in total economic impact and $30 million annually to the region. This economic bridge should provide leverage for the FAA to deal with India’s CAA.
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.
Three stories demonstrating the need to know what is happening in European aviation, and why FAA’s international presence is important.
Since 2012 Flight Safety Foundation has engaged in an effort which could dramatically enhance aviation safety around the world— the Global Safety Information Project (GSIP). GSIP will leverage data at an even higher level and should extend the preventative actions from which the US and Europe are already benefiting.
In light of all the predicates in support of US assistance to foreign CAAs, why hasn’t DoT, FAA and USTDA initiated programs to meet these aviation needs?