The background to FSAMP

Aviation safety relies on the reliability of aircraft construction and maintenance, the competence of pilots and traffic management staff, the quality of ground handling and airport services, the way in which security services combat terror threats, the way in which cabin crews deal with air-rage and other factors. Today’s approach to aviation safety is holistic, with strong pro-active, evidence-based, aviation safety activities requiring a systematic approach to managing the machine-human-environment relationships interconnecting each of the above elements.

International oversight bodies including the International Civil Aviation Organisation, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Authority now require that these issues are dealt with by developing air safety programs at government level and flight safety management systems at enterprise level.

Russian operators flying in the European Single Sky or to other regions are subject to the ICAO approach. Rosaviatsia requires that in line with the requirements of Annex 19,  commercial airlines, technical service organisations, navigation services, aerodromes and pilot training centres implement Safety management systems. In Uzbekistan too, “Davavianazorat” the State Aviation Inspectorate is responsible for implementing the “State Flight Safety Programme” to achieve an acceptable level of safety in Uzbekistan’s aviation sector.