Safety Audits and Evaluations

Safety Audits and Evaluations

It is critical that aviation managers have a firm grasp of the compliance status and attitude of their respective organizations. The FAA, as a part of its annual inspection, will determine the whether the organization is in compliance with the Federal Aviation Regulations and has a "compliant attitude." This is unacceptable for two reasons: 1) Any finding of non-compliance can, and generally does, lead to and enforcement action which could result in either civil penalties, suspension or revocation of the operators certificate; and 2) The FAA inspectors use a minimum regulatory standard as the basis for its certification and enforcement actions. Today’s aviation operators must work to a higher standard, thereby improving safety and further insulating themselves from civil liability in the event of an accident.

Our Subject Matter Experts are highly experienced in aviation safety and regulatory oversight. They are either former FAA Aviation Safety Inspectors or individuals with extensive experience as managers of aviation organizations. Using the Federal Aviation Regulations as a starting point our teams utilize best practices from throughout the aviation industry to develop audit checklists and guidelines that are used during the audit and evaluation of the operator to determine whether:

  1. the operator is in full compliance with the applicable regulations;
  2. the operating specification accurately reflects the scope of the operation;
  3. the operations and/or maintenance manuals accurately reflect the scope of the operation; and
  4. whether employees are performing their duties in accordance with the manual(s).

Depending on our client's needs we assist them in developing manual and automated checklists and safeguards to ensure they maintain regulatory compliance. Operators often hire us to undertake comprehensive audits prior to FAA scheduled examinations. This allows the operator to identify and correct any deficiencies prior to FAA action.


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