STFY 409 Exam Bible - ICAO FAA NTSB ICAO UN specialization agency Global forum for international civil aviation Enhance global aviation security safety

STFY 409 Exam Bible - ICAO FAA NTSB ICAO UN specialization...

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ICAO, FAA, NTSB ICAO UN specialization agency Global forum for international civil aviation Enhance global aviation security, safety and efficiency Minimize adverse effects on the environment caused by global aviation Maintain continuity of aviation operations Strengthen law that governs the international civil aviation Issue SARPS & PANS that contracting states are obliged to follow – A baseline PROS: World-wide harmonization, contributes to safe and efficient operations. CONS: Rule-making process very long, things can change between the 2-5 years; too many countries to audit as part of the oversight audit program; insufficient qualified personnel, lack of resources FAA Regulatory authority of the US Focus on US NAS, N-registered aircraft Several activities: - issuance and enforce of regulations; - issuance of licenses (rating & certification); - handles appeals of revocation of license; - Management of NAS and air traffic; - Promotion of civil aviation abroad; - encouraging R&D - Improving Air nav services PROS: readily accepting of feedbacks, convenience in communication, standardization of processes throughout the US CONS: Focuses on fault-finding instead of coming up recommendations proactively. NTSB Independent agency Investigating body – to find out probable cause of an accident Conducting precise investigation and safety audits Advocate and promote safety recommendations Assist victims of transportation disaster accidents (TDA) ***CANNOT REGULATE, FUND OR BE DIRECTLY INVOLVED IN ANY FORM OF TRANSPORT OPERATIONS Most of the recommendations are mainly directed to global. The NTSB only investigate civil aircraft or public aircraft, no military aircraft Investigate certain accidents Those are able to learn from Minor ones not investigated Conducts investigations and determines the probable cause Come up with safety recommendations to improve transportation safety Designates other organizations whose employees, functions or products were involved in the accident as parties to the investigation Leverage its limited resources and personnel – facilitate rapid and complete gathering of all information 1
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Party Members/Process Sent out invitations to different groups of people that can contribute positivity or technically to the outcome of an investigation State of occurrence, aircraft carrier, aircraft manufacturer, and engine manufacturer Each investigator is a specialist and has a different role to play FAA is self-invited by law – mandatory Being invited to be a party member is a privilege Information gathered in the different groups will be submitted to the IIC for further investigation Go Team Go-team consist of 5 personnel, each having different expertise They are on standby 24hr; if activated they are needed to be on site within 2 hours Information gathered in the different groups will be submitted to the IIC for further investigation IIC’s approval, only then information can be passed on IIC is responsible compiling all findings into a “Final Report”
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