Technical Assistance for Developing/Established CAAs
The Aviation Consulting Group provides assistance to Civil Aviation Authorities (CAAs) on a global basis. We believe that safety starts at the top, and CAAs are in that position. Our goal, as well as yours, is to make your CAA a model of excellence; the CAA that other CAAs want to emulate! We accomplish this with our consulting and training methods that focus on the implementation, and continuous improvement of, your State Safety Program (SSP). All in accordance with the International Civil Aviation Organization's (ICAO) Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs).
Developing a CAA is a resource-intensive, time-consuming process that requires cooperation and collaboration within a State's governmental structure. Some States, particularly in developing nations, lack the expertise and resources to effectively implement and sustain a functional CAA. External assistance from TACG can make this process much easier, as well as save considerable time, frustration, and financial resources.
As with all processes and systems in aviation, there will always be the need for continuous improvement. CAAs, regardless of their size or location, should always strive to be a model of excellence; the CAA that other CAAs want to emulate! The experts at TACG can help your CAA achieve this objective, with an emphasis on the continuous improvement of your State Safety Program (SSP).
State Safety Oversight (SSO)
An effective and sustainable SSO system is characterized by the following:
- a) The promulgation and timely amendment of national legislation and guidance to industry, as well as their effective implementation by service providers that is verified by the State in a continuous and systemic manner;
- b) A well-balanced allocation of responsibilities between the State and the industry for civil aviation safety;
- c) The continuous allocation of the necessary financial and human resources for the State authorities to effectively carry out their responsibilities, functions and activities; and
- d) The maintenance of harmonious relationships, including communication and consultation between the State and the civil aviation industry, while maintaining effective and clearly separate functional roles.
Effective aviation safety oversight is based on the Eight Critical Elements:
- (CE-1) Primary aviation legislation;
- (CE-2) Specific operating regulations;
- (CE-3) State civil aviation system and safety oversight functions;
- (CE-4) Technical personnel qualification and training;
- (CE-5) Technical guidance, tools, and the provision of safety critical information;
- (CE-6) Licensing, certification, authorization, and approval obligations;
- (CE-7) Surveillance obligations; and
- (CE-8) Resolution of safety concerns.
CAA Consulting Capabilities (non-exhaustive)
"Hub and Spoke" SMS Software Solution for CAAs
An Ideal Solution for State Safety Programs!
TACG, in partnership with the world's leading SMS software provider, SMS Pro, is proud to offer our ICAO-compliant National SMS solution to CAAs on a global basis! We call it the "Hub and Spoke" System. Here's how it works (refer to diagram below):
- The CAA is the central "Hub"
- Operators are the "Spokes" (Operators include airlines, airports, MROs, ATC, flight schools, and helicopter operators)
- The Operators' SMSs feed into the CAA, which serves as a central data hub
- The CAA is able to monitor its Operators' SMSs (including implementation plans, gap analyses, hazard identification and risk controls, etc.)
- The "Hub and Spoke" system facilitates effective safety-critical information between the CAA and its Operators in real-time!
- Click here for additional information on our "Hub and Spoke" SSP solution