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03
Sep

Torqued: The Case for Voluntary SMS for Small Operators

The Case for Voluntary SMS for Small Operators - written by IFA VP Americas, John Goglia in his regular Torqued: AINonline Blog, talks about the safety benefits of maintaining a safety management system (SMS), how and why small operators should voluntarily implement a SMS program.
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03
Sep

Chevening Scholarships open until 5th Nov

Fully-funded scholarships to undertake any master's course at any UK university. And so much more...
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27
Aug

Human Factors Specialist, Dr Bill Johnson to present Keynote speech at IFA Conference

Human Factors Specialist, Dr Bill Johnson to present Keynote speech at 2019 IFA Conference, Hong Kong 12-13 November   Dr. Bill Johnson will return to the IFA Conference as the 2019 Keynote Speaker. Bill is the FAA Chief Scientist and Technical Advisor for Human Factors in Aircraft Maintenance Systems. As a 50+ year pilot and Aviation Maintenance Technician/Engineer he has...
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21
Aug

FAA InFO 19009 – Awareness and Maintenance of Angle of Attack (AOA) Sensors

FAA InFO 19009 – Awareness and Maintenance of Angle of Attack (AOA) Sensors Highlighting the need for diligent continued airworthiness activities, the US FAA has reminded aircraft operators that angle-of-attack (AOA) sensors can be easily damaged during “normal operations” and must be carefully maintained to ensure safe flight operations.  FAA’s information messages are often triggered […] This content is only...
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21
Aug

NPA 2019-05 Extended date for comments – deadline 6th September 2019

NPA 2019-05 Embodiment of safety management system (SMS) requirements into Part-145 and Part 21 With reference to Rulemaking Task (RMT).0251 Phase II in EPAS 2019-2023, this Notice of Proposed Amendment (NPA) proposes amendments to Annex I (Part 21) to Regulation (EU) No 748/2012 and Annex II (Part-145) to Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014, in order to: introduce safety management principles that...
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05
Aug

ICAO Journal – The Future of Aviation

ICAO Journal – Vol. 73 No. 1   Issued May 2019 IFA Comment: Interesting article on P.33  The future of MRO – Emerging Technologies in Aircraft Maintenance  The Future of Aviation The challenges and opportunities of an unprecedented era in air transport innovation, articles in this issue highlight emerging technologies that include supersonic flight, flying cars, high-altitude flight, and pilotless...
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31
Jul

EASA – Centre of Gravity issues on A320neo and A321neo

Following concerns regarding the center of gravity issues with the A321neo, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has uncovered a similar problem with the A320neo.
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24
Jul

IFA at Australian Airworthiness Conference

2019 Aircraft Airworthiness & Sustainment Conference (AA&SC) Brisbane This week, Steve Swift, IFA’s VP for Australasia, is busy representing IFA at the Aircraft Airworthiness & Sustainment Conference (AA&SC) in Brisbane, Australia. It is the main annual gathering for airworthiness professionals in Steve’s region. The format is a good mix of presentations and panel discussions. Topics include using ISO 55000 to manage...
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01
Jul

Prof. John Bristow presented with 2019 IFA Whittle Award

The International Federation of Airworthiness (IFA) has announced the winner of its 2019 International Whittle Safety Award, which recognises and celebrates individuals that have made an outstanding contribution to aviation safety.  The award celebrates individuals from around the world that have demonstrated, to the satisfaction of IFA members, a significant achievement and commitment to airworthiness. John Vincent, Chief Executive of...
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01
Jul

2019 IFA Scholarship supports Guyana Aeronautical School

For a third time the IFA supports Art Williams and Harry Wendt Aeronautical Engineering School’s nominee to enable attendance at IATA Airline Safety Investigation Course in Montreal, Canada The 2019 Scholarship winner is Raphael Rogers, a student of Art Williams & Harry Wendt Aeronautical Engineering School, Guyana Raphael is currently working as an aircraft maintenance technician with Caribbean Aviation Maintenance Services...
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