Safety Management Systems

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…

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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…






FAA Alaska office, Sumwalt, NTSB Report

NTSB Sumwalt’s Theses point to  Reformation in  Alaska Aviation Community

Board holds meeting in Alaska and issues Report Generally recommends that FAA “marshal” resources for comprehensive action Specifics: complete initiatives,  Comprehensive Alaska Aviation Safety Approach Needed 2/20/2020 ​WASHINGTON (Feb. 20, 2020) — The National Transportation…