Notes on FAA, EASA, and SAFA

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1. FAA is
- An agency of the Department of Transportation(DOT) with full authority to regulate and oversee all aspects of civil aviation activities in the United States of America.

2. Organization structure of EASA
2.1. Executive Director
- appointed by the Management Board.
2.2. Management Board
- consists of ~Representatives of the Member States and
~European Commission
- establishes the budget and monitoring the Agency's operation. 2.3. EASA Advisory Board
- assists the Management Board in its work.
- consists of representatives from aviation personnel, manufacturers, commercial and general aviation operators, maintenance, industry and training organizations.

3. Role of FAA
- Regulating US commercial air transportation.
- Encouraging and developing civil aeronautics, including new aviation technology. - Issuing, suspending and revoking pilot certificates.
- Developing and operating a system of air traffic control and navigation for both civil and military aircraft. - Researching and developing the National Airspace System and civil Aeronautics. - Developing and carrying out programs to control aircraft noise and other environmental effects of civil aviation.

4. EASA is
- An agency of the European Union(EU) which has been given regulatory and executive tasks in the field of Civil Aviation Safety.

5. SAFA safety assesment of foriegn aircraft
- A program was set up by the European Commission(EC), in 1996 which based on the Chicago Convention. It is a ramp inspection for the safety of an aircraft.
The main standards that apply to the air operators are in three from 18 Annexes of ICAO. - Annex1 deals with personnel licensing including flight crew. - Annex 6 deals with the operation of aircraft.

- annex 8 deals with airworthiness.
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