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.
Foreign Aviation Safety
Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt and Bahrain have cut diplomatic ties with Qatar and announced a land, sea and airspace blockade over terrorism support claims.
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 two different views of the Super Puma helicopter accident are both valid. It will be interesting to see what happens with this split of opinions. After the fact analysis is easier to make, but hindsight is not a luxury which any of these authorities are afforded.
Resolutions are not as impactful as convictions of the responsible parties. The criminal condemnation would be a lasting legal memorial to the lives lost on MH-17, particularly if that punishment deters future reckless fire.
Model AK-47’s will be for sale at Moscow’s airport, and Russia inspects Egypt’s airport security.
The GAO statements stand for themselves. You decide whether Rep. Fazio’s and USW&WR characterizations are accurate or not of GAO’s judgment of the FAA.
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?