History of ICAO-IAC RER/01/901 Project implementation
2-4 October 2018 Flight Operations and Maintenance Documentation Seminar + MEL/MMEL Workshop, organized jointly with Airbus, was held in the Interstate Aviation Committee within the framework of the implementation of the ICAO/IAC Regional Project “Development of Operational Safety and Continuing Airworthiness”.
The seminar was organized for the CAAs of the Member States of the Agreement on Civil Aviation and Airspace Use, as well as for the specialists of the leading airlines of the region.
Airbus specialists made presentations on the following subjects:
- Formation of the common data base of the Airbus aircraft operators;
- Maintenance documentation overview;
- Flight operations documentation overview (Aircraft Flight Manual (AFM), Flight Crew Operating Manual (FCOM), Flight Crew Training Manual (FCTM), Master Minimum Equipment List (MMEL));
- Interaction of aircraft operators, manufacturer and CAAs during of the Minimum Equipment List (MEL) formation;
- Procedures of introducing changes in the equipment list in the process of the aircraft operation;
- Maintenance and engineering vision and strategy;
- Modern technologies and programmes for the interaction with the aircraft operators.
The Seminar included practical training, where the participants received the possibility to familiarize themselves with the new set of instruments, which will be offered to the airlines in the course of the next few years. Airbus specialists devoted much attention to the discussion of the participants’ questions and examples from the practice of A320, A320 NEO, A330, A340 aircraft family operation, as well as of the modern A380 and A350 aircraft operation.
The Seminar was attended by more than 200 representatives of the aviation administrations and leading airlines of the states of the region of the Interstate Council on Aviation and Use of Airspace.
4-6 September 2018 Within the course of the implementation of the Agreement on cooperation between IAC and IATA and the results of the meeting between the President of the Interstate Council, Chairperson of IAC Dr. T. Anodina and IATA Director General Mr. Alexandre de Juniac, during the period 4-6 September 2018 “IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA)” Seminar was held in the premises of the Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) within the frame of the ICAO/IAC Project RER/01/901, and which was prolonged on the unlimited basis by the Chairperson of IAC and the President of ICAO Council in 2016. IOSA (IATA Operational Safety Audit) is the IATA standard for the evaluation of the airline operational safety. Leading ICAO Member States have adopted IOSA at the state level for the evaluation of the operational safety of their airlines.
In the Member States of the Agreement on Civil Aviation and Use of Airspace 25 airlines have passed IOSA audit, 12 of these airlines – from the Russian Federation.
At the first day of the seminar active IOSA auditors from Germany, Ireland, Canada, Cyprus, Turkey, France, IAC, etc. met to consider the comparative statistic flight safety data of the airlines, which have passed and which have not passed IOSA audit.
The comparative analysis showed that the flight safety level in the airlines, which had passed IOSA audit, was 3 times higher that the level of flight safety in the airlines, which did not have IOSA certificate. The participants of the seminar also discussed quality control issues as related to the improvement of the effectiveness of the interaction of the IOSA external auditors and the internal auditors of the airlines, as well as the responsibility of the parties. Further strategy of the auditors’ work was considered and new working directions were discussed.
During the 2-rd and 3-rd days of the seminar more that 150 leading aviation specialists from the CAAs, airlines and airports of the Member States of the Agreement took part in its work. Altogether specialists from 17 states participated in the work of the seminar.
IATA auditors presented information on the following subjects:
- IATA structure;
- Statistics of the airlines, which have passed and which have not passed IOSA audit;
- Responsibility of the parties;
- Quality control;
- IOSA development for 15 years;
- Overview of the future IOSA activity directions;
- New model of the Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) Programme in the IATA airports.
In addition to that, Head of the Flight Department of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) made a presentation for the Civil Aviation Administrations. He emphasized in his presentation that the States of the European Community had adopted IOSA standard at the state level, which allowed to enhance the flight safety information awareness of the airlines of the community, involve highly qualified specialists in the flight safety level evaluation (IOSA auditors) and introduce the best aviation industry practices in the airlines.
In the course of the discussion IATA auditors have given qualified answers to the questions of the participants of the seminar. By the and of the seminar all the participants have filled in the questionnaire, in which each participant could state his opinion concerning the work of the seminar and give their comments or suggestions for the future IOSA audits.
The meeting decided to continue the work on the involvement of the airlines in the participation in the IOSA Programm, which would help promote flight safety in the region.
20-21 June 2018 Within the framework of the implementation of the provisions of the Agreement between IAC and IATA and the meeting of the President of the Interstate Council, Chairperson of IAC T. Anodina and IATA Director General A. de Juniac, the Safety Performance Indicators Workshop was held in the Interstate Aviation Committee in the period 20-21 June 2018. About 40 leading aviation specialists from the CAAs and airlines of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Republic of Belarus, Canada, Georgia, Kyrgyz Republic and the Russian Federation took part in the work of the workshop.
The workshop was held by IATA experts.
In the course of the workshop they presented information on the IATA activities in solving the issues of improving flight safety, considered the GADM system, operational safety, State Information Exchange Program, as well as the following issues:
- Determination of the safety performance level;
- Safety performance monitoring;
- Regulatory requirements;
- Safety objectives, safety performance indicators (SPIs) and safety performance purpose level;
- Methodology for SPIs definition;
- Acceptable level of safety performance (ALoSP);
- Safety data management.
The discussion of the concrete examples and case studies of safety assurance methods based on the SPIs, as well as safety performance monitoring aroused great interest of the listeners.
The workshop was held within the framework of the ICAO/IAC Project RER/01/901 “Development of Operational Safety and Continuing Airworthiness”.
26-27 April 2018 “Competence Based Training/Evidence Based Training (CBT/EBT) Seminar took place in the Interstate Aviation Committee. The Seminar was organized by IAC jointly with ICAO, “Airbus” and IATA within the framework of the ICAO/IAC Project RER/01/901 “Development of Operational Safety and Continuing Airworthiness”.
The participants of the event included more than 140 specialists from the Member States of the Agreement on Aviation and Airspace Use: Republic of Armenia, Republic of Belarus, Republic of Kazakhstan, Republic of Moldova, Kyrgyz Republic, the Russian Federation, Republic of Tajikistan, the Ukraine, Republic of Uzbekistan, the European countries: Great Britain, Spain, the Netherlands, France, as well as Canada and Turkey.
In the course of the Seminar the leading specialists from ICAO, IAC, IATA; CAAs of Russia, Great Britain, Spain, the Netherlands, France and Canada, representatives of Flight Research Institute named after M. Gromov, Airbus, the Boeing company, as well as of Russian and foreign airlines, aviation training organizations made their presentations devoted to the following subjects:
- ICAO Provision on EBT and CBT. Prospects of EBT Implementation in Pilots Training;
- Personnel training on the basis of EBT (Evidence Based Training) – new approach to the aircraft accident prevention;
- EBT Implementation. Features of the operational context of the CIS countries;
- Implementation of Evidence Based Training within the European regulatory framework. Using data and technology to enhance pilot training;
- Stepwise implementation of EBT - from legacy training to Mixed EBT to Baseline EBT;
- Instructor and Evaluator Training peculiarities;
- Optimizing training solutions. Comprehensive Analysis Process for Aviation Blended Learning Environments;
- Basic models and technologies for improvement of the capability of pilots to act in sudden and unexpected situations with a high degree of uncertainty.
The participants of the Seminar got familiarized with the experience of the EBT implementation in different airlines, peculiarities of the training methods’ application, perspectives and difficulties of the transition to the new personnel training system and other CBT/EBT aspects.
All presentations at the seminar are provided below.
24-25 April 2018 “New Trends in Pilot Training” Seminar was held in the Interstate Aviation Committee within the framework of the realization of the ICAO/IAC Project RER/01/901 “Development of Operational Safety and Continuing Airworthiness”. The participants of the seminar included representatives of ICAO, IAC, AIRBUS and more than 100 aviation specialists from the CAAs, airlines and training organizations from the Republic of Armenia, Republic of Belarus, Republic of Kazakhstan, Republic of Moldova, Kyrgyz Republic, the Russian Federation, the Ukraine and the Republic of Uzbekistan.
Following subjects were discussed during the Seminar:
- Innovative approaches to pilot training, including resilience, as well as evidence based training (EBT);
- Energy management and manual flight – take off procedures, cruise, landing procedures;
- Unreliable air speed, overspeed and speed decay;
- LOC-I (loss of control);
- Airbus approach to UPRT (upset and recovery training);
- Operational recommendations for approach, landing technics and go around.
The discussion of EFB/eQRH Operational approval also aroused great interest of the listeners.
30 January – 9 February 2018 within the framework of the implementation of the ICAO/IAC Project RER/01/901 «Development of Operaional Safety and Continuing Airworthiness» at the request of the Civil Aviation Agency at the Ministry of Transport of Kyrgyz Republic the «Flight Safety and Aircraft Accident Investigation» Courses took place in Bishkek. These courses were held by the experts of the Interstate Aviation Committee for the purpose of training specialists from the Civil Aviation Agency at the Ministry of Transport of Kyrgyz Republic, airports, airlines and air navigation. About 40 specialists participated in the event.
The programme of the courses included the following issues:
- organization of aircraft accident and incident investigation;
- evaluation of aircraft accident risks;
- establishment of the Safety Management System (SMS) in compliance with the ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices;
- experience of the SMS implementation in airlines;
- practical realization of SMS on the basis of airports;
- experience of organizing and conducting search and rescue works.
14 November 2017 the De-/Anti-Icing Workshop was held in the Interstate Aviation Committee. The seminar was organized jointly by Airbus and the Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) specialists within the framework of the ICAO/IAC Project RER/01/901. About 70 specialists from 7 states of the region participated in the event. Representatives from Airbus, State Scientific Research Institute of Civil Aviation, “Aeroflot” PSC, “Domodedovo” Airport and IAC delivered their presentations at the seminar.
In the course of the seminar special attention was given to the following topics:
- Aircraft manufacturer’s (Airbus) requirements to the quality of the aircraft de-/anti-icing treatment;
- New types of de-/anti-icing fluids;
- Peculiarities of modern aircraft treatment;
- Role and responsibility of the crew during the aircraft treatment;
- Ground aviation personnel training and qualification;
- Ensuring aircraft de-/anti-icing and quality control;
- Technologies of anti-icing treatment of composite materials and aluminum alloys;
- Ecology problems related to the de-/anti-icing fluid utilization.
The 3rd edition of the Methodical Recommendations “Airplane Protection from Icing up on the Ground” was considered at the seminar. The participants of the seminar approved the accomplished work and recommended the materials of the Methodical Recommendations for implementation in the states of the region during the autumn/winter period 2017-2018. CAST-CIS team will continue its activity in the following directions:
- Deicer driving up and departure diagrams;
- Deicer movement during aircraft treatment;
- Improvement of the Section related to the de-/anti-icing operations on the aircraft with running engines;
- Interaction of the crew with the airport ground services;
- Development of the requirements for solving ecological problems with the aim of improving the Recommendations.
2-3 October 2017 in Baku, the Azerbaijan Republic within the framework of ICAO-IAC RER 01/901 (COSCAP-CIS) regional Project implementation the workshop "Flight data analysis" was held.
The workshop was organised jointly by specialists of Airbus, Interstate Council on Aviation and Use of Airspace, Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) supported by aviation authority of the Azerbaijan Republic.
84 aviation specialists from 13 states and 6 international organisations took part in the workshop.
The following topics were considered at the workshop:
- Practice of Great Britain in FDA impplementation;
- Basic introduction into flight data analysis (FDA) system as is the practice in airlines (data extraction from aircraft, software information processing, events investigation, integration with SMS);
- Promotion from from reactive to proactive flight safety risk management. Overview of ICAO and EASA regulations for FDA;
- Difficulties in practical challenges implementation within the framework of FDA programme, their impact on efficiency of FDA programme for application in SMS;
- Supervisory guidlines on FDA in accordance with regulations of practical application;
- EASA experience in FDA programme use;
- Experience of Republic of Moldova in FDA application;
- Experience of Ukraine in the field of FDA data collection, analysis and use for flight safety risk management at the state level.
During the workshop participants were offered to assess the compliance of regulations and reporting format of operators on flight data analysis (FDA) with ICAO Standards and Recommended Practice, European Union, EASA. As a result of analysis participants of the workshop discussed possible options of bringing FDA regulations and reporting format into compliance in order to upgrade FDA programmes.
Participants of the workshop had the possibility to study the practice of FRA programmes implementation in different countries and organizations, ask questions to ICAO, EASA, FAA USA specialists on regulatory framework and practical implementation in this field.
3 October 2017 Within the framework of the ICO-IAC RER/01/901 Project regional flight safety group (CAST-CIS) developed "Methodological recommendations from ground icing". Specialists of Rostransnadzor, Interstate Aviation Committee, specialists of companies-designers of "Airbus" and "Boeing" aircraft, FAA USA, Moscow Domodedovo airport, "Aeroflot-Russian airlines", State Scientific Research Institute of Civil Aviation, "Sibir", UTair", "AirBridgeCargo" airlines, "Oktafluid" CJSC and "Russia" special aircraft division, Central Aerohydrodynamic Research Institute (TsAGI) took part in recommendations development.
Amendments adopted at the meeting of regional flight safety group CAST-CIS (June-August) were introduced in Methodological recommendations.
22 June 2017 the CAST – CIS Meeting on the adoption of the 3rd edition of the Methodical Recommendations “Airplane Protection from Ground Icing” was held in the IAC Headquarters within the framework of the ICAO/IAC Regional Project (COSCAP-CIS).
The participants of the meeting included the permanent members of the team – representatives of IAC, FATO, Domodedovo Airport, Airbus, the Boeing Company, United Aircraft Building Company, “Aeroflot” Airlines, “UTair” Airlines, “S7 Airlines”, “Air Bridge Cargo Airlines”, scientific institutes, such as the Central Aerodynamic Institute and the State Scientific Research Institute of Civil Aviation.
In the course of the team meeting the participants considered the issues of adopting the 3rd amendment to the above-mentioned Recommendations related to the de-/anti-icing procedures on the aircraft with engines on, development of the de-icers’ movement charts during aircraft de-/anti-icing procedures, requirements for de-/anti-icing procedures on certain types of aircraft, environmental protection, safety precautions, etc. The main aim of issuing the new edition of the Methodical Recommendations, corresponding to the modern requirements in the given field of aviation, is the use of this document by the CAAs and the airlines of the Member States of the interstate Agreement on Civil Aviation and Airspace Use in the navigation period 2017-2018.
The next team meeting is scheduled to be held in August 2017.
23-24 May 2017 the ‘Incident Investigation Conference’ took place at IAC premises within the framework of the ICAO-IAC Regional Project (COSCAP-CIS) which had been organized at the initiative of and with the support of the Airbus Company. The Conference was attended by over 160 aviation experts from the Member States of the intergovernmental Agreement on Aviation and Use of Airspace (the Republic of Armenia, Azerbaijan Republic, Republic of Belarus, Republic of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Turkmenistan, and the Russian Federation). The Russian Federation was represented by most of interregional departments of Rosaviatsia, Rostransnadzor and experts from major airlines.
At the Conference reports were delivered by Airbus, IAC, Rosaviatsia, Volga-Dniepr airline, Air Astana, UTair, Two Wings experts on major topics such as flight safety analysis, risk management and safety analysis, continued airworthiness process and occurrence reporting, incident investigation process in Russia; operational events – RWY excursion, hard landings, turbulence etc.: the use of improved SHELL model for aviation occurrences investigation; investigation of occurrences during contracted maintenance; aviation occurrences investigation quality analysis; basic issues and the practice of their resolving within UTair Airlines’ SMS; some peculiarities of investigating incidents with bird strikes etc.
The following resolutions were adopted by the participants after exchanging experience and discussing reports:
1. The timeliness of the Conference and its positive impact on flight safety in the region should be recognized;
2. To express gratitude to the Airbus Company for the active support of the Conference, its excellent organization and interesting and informative presentations;
3. To pinpoint the importance of the information presented for the investigation of air incidents and preventive activities;
4. To distribute Conference materials among its participants for the use in daily practice as well as to post the materials on IAC’s website;
5. It was proposed to consider the possibility of holding similar conferences on special topics in the Member States of the Agreement in future.
25-27 April 2017 a Seminar on Technical Pilot took place at IAC’s premises within the framework of the ICAO-IAC Regional Project ‘Operational safety and Continuing Airworthiness’ (RER/01/901) with the support of Airbus Company. The Seminar was attended by over 70 experts from the CAAs and airlines of the Azerbaijan Republic, Republic of Armenia, Republic of Moldova, Russian Federation, Ukraine and the Republic of Uzbekistan.
During the Seminar Airbus experts delivered presentations on important aircraft operation issues and the role of Technical Pilot in the implementation of SMS. Among the topics considered were those related to the position of Technical Pilot in the view of the initial and continued airworthiness, aircraft release and interaction with maintenance and engineering services, as well as flight operation documentation and its customization, EFB and QRH tools, SMS and FDA, ADS-B.
The role of Technical Pilot in the context of the actual airline structure within the regulatory framework of the Member States of the Agreement was actively discussed.
Airbus experts readily answered the questions of those participating in the discussion.
The Seminar received positive feedback from the CAA’s representatives, airlines flight staff and engineers who expressed a desire to continue the discussion in future.
At the end of the Seminar all the participants received certificates and CDs with the presentations recorded.
19 January 2017 Within the framework of ICAO-IAC regional project (COSCAP-CIS) the regular meeting of CAST-CIS working group was held in IAC headquarters on January, 19, 2017 with the main agenda to discuss methodical recommendations “Airplane protection from icing up on the ground”. Permanent representatives of IAC, UAC, “AEROFLOT”, “RUSSIA”, STATE RESEARCH INSTITUTE of CIVIL AVIATION, TSAGI, DOMODEDOVO AIRPORT, as well as manufacturers of anti-icing fluids and AIRBUS regional Flight Safety director participated at the meeting.
21 November - 2 December 2016 On the Republic of Armenia Ministry of Transport request within the framework of the ICAO-IAC RER/-1/901 international project "Development of operational safety and continuing airworthiness" implementation the courses on "Organization and conducting civil aircraft accident and incident investigation and flight safety promotion" were held in Yerevan on November 21 - December 2, 2016. The courses were held by the Interstate Aviation Committee experts for specialists of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation at the Government of the Republic of Armenia and airlines of Armenia “Aquila Technics” Ltd, “Armats” CJSC, and airlines: “Skiva Air” Ltd, “Aircompany Armenia” Ltd, “Taron Avia” Ltd, Main Criminalistics Department of the Investigation Committee of the Russian Federation.
Nineteen aviation specialists of Armenia participated in the courses:
The following issues were considered at the courses programme:
- organization of accident and incident investigation;
- operating with flight recorders, digital data sources;
- Flight Operation Safety Management System (FO SMS) implementation;
- risk assessment;
- FO SMS implementation practices in civil aviation airlines and airports;
- organization and conducting practices of search and rescues operations;
- labour protection and labour safety at the accident investigation site.
The courses are held by the IAC specialists on a regular basis approximately once in 3-5 years almost in every contracting state of the Agreement on Civil Aviation and Use of Airspace and are the basis for training skilled personnel on accident and incident investigation in accordance with the ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices.
5 October 2016 Signing of the Agreement on indefinite extension of the ICAO-IAC RER/01/901 (COSCAP-CIS) project "Development of flight safety and continued airworthiness" by the IAC Chairperson T. Anodina and the ICAO Director of Technical Cooperation Bureau Ivan Galan was held during the IAC delegation activities at 39th ICAO Assembly in the ICAO headquarters.
Prolongation and expansion of this important Project activities on provision of the ICAO technical assistance to state-members of the International Agreement is a further acknowledgement of effective implementation of this direction of the IAC activity were the result of successful, effective work that have been carried out for 15 years.
IACO-IAC RER/01/901 project carried out from 2001 and which is so far one of the longest and the most successful COACAP projects in the ICAO technical cooperation Program, with the assistance of partners from ICAO, Airbus Company, Boeing, FAA USA, etc. became the example of successful traditional methods of aviation specialists training in the form of workshops, conferences, symposiums held by IAC and innovative methods, so called "evidence-based training" as well with the involvement of aviation simulator complexes, aviation equipment, workshops on an air field and on the basis of operated aircraft.
Developed approaches and initiatives in the field of aviation specialists training within the framework of the Project were highly appreciated by aviation authorities of Member-States of the Interstate Agreement as more effective and cost-effective due to the possibility of involvement of more aviation specialists in training activities. It has been reflected in the resolution of the Interstate Council on Aviation and Use of Airspace of 2015.
The project is actively engaged in implementation of the ICAO campaign "No country left behind". Over 100 different activities with participation of about 9000 aviation specialists of the region countries have been carried out during 15 years.
The intensive development of training programs of aviation specialists, state inspectors in different directions of aviation industry activity including the field of flight safety, airworthiness, aviation security and others based on the ICAO Standards and Recommended practices and regulations (Aviation Regulations) of the Interstate Aviation Committee approved by the Interstate Council on Aviation and Use of Airspace is initiated within the framework of signed with the ICAO Project.
20-23 September 2016 within the framework of the ICAO/ICAO Project RER/01/901 “Development of Operational Safety and Continuing Airworthiness” the Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft (SAFA). Workshop was held for the inspectors involved in the foreign aircraft flight safety oversight on the apron in Dushanbe on the initiative of the Ministry of Transport of the Republic of Tajikistan.
The workshop was organized by Airbus, SENASA (Spain) with the support of Interstate Aviation Committee and its agenda included the following topics:
- SAFA technical aspects and SAFA database;
- SAFA inspection items:
C. Aircraft condition,
D. Cargo area.
To illustrate the instruction material an educational film on the subject-matter of the workshop was demonstrated to the participants. A number of practical tasks to consolidate the knowledge acquired were also offered. A training inspection was held on the B-737-900 aircraft.
More than 50 aviation specialists from the Republic of Tajikistan, Republic of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyz Republic participated in the work of the seminar.
Upon the completion of the workshop all participants received the certificates.
22-25 August 2016 within the framework of ICAO-IAC Regional Project RER 01\901 (COSCAP-CIS) special courses «A318, A319, A320, A321 aircraft, their systems, CFM 56, IAE V2500, IAE PW 1100G engines and flight and navigation complex» will be held at the hotel ‘Manas’ in Bosteri, Issyk-Kul Region of the Kyrgyz Republic.
The courses have been organized by Airbus experts (Airbus Training Centre Europe in Hamburg, Germany) for CAA experts and state inspectors from the Kyrgyz Republic, Republic of Kazakhstan and Republic of Tajikistan.
At the end of the Courses the participants will be presented certificates of the Airbus Training Centre Europe in Hamburg, Germany.
19-20 July 2016 an SMS/RWY Safety Seminar took place at the Interstate Aviation Committee Headquarters held within the framework of the ICAO/IAC Project ‘Development of Operations Safety and Continuing Airworthiness’ (RER/01/901).
The Seminar has been organized with the support of ICAO, IAC, Rosaviatsia (Russian CAA) and Airbus for CAAs’ and airports’ experts from the contracting states of the Agreement on Civil Aviation and Use of Airspace.
Experts from ICAO, IAC, Rosaviatsia, FAA USA, Pulkovo Airport, Aeroflot airlines etc. actively participated in the Seminar.
The topics discussed at the Seminar were as follows:
- ICAO activities on RWY safety;
- New European and ICAO Provisions for aerodromes;
- Requirements to the SMS of aerodrome operator;
- Major elements of aerodrome SMS: safety performance indicators, Register of Hazards and Related Risks; safety culture; safety data base; wildlife control and ornithological flight support;
- FAA regulative documents for Runway Safety Teams activity;
- Operational problems of runway safety;
- Methods and equipment to protect the runway.
In the course of the discussion the speakers answered attendees’ questions. The participants of the Seminar gave positive feedback about the organization and holding of the Seminar.
The Seminar was attended by over 180 representatives of CAAs and airports of Armenia, the Republic of Belarus, Republic of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic and Russian Federation.
At the end of the Seminar the attendees were presented with certificates and CDs with the presentations.
15 June 2016 upon the request of the Ministry of Transport of the Republic of Tajikistan “Aircraft Accident Investigation and Promotion of Flight Safety Courses” held within the framework of the implementation of the international ICAO/IAC RER/01/901 Project «Development of Operational Safety and Continuing Airworthiness», started their work in the city of Dushanbe. These courses are conducted by the Interstate Aviation Committee experts in order to provide training to the specialists from General Administration of Civil Aviation of the Ministry of Transport and aviation enterprises of the Republic of Tajikistan.
The following issues are to be considered:
- Organization of aircraft accident and incident investigation;
- Risk evaluation;
- Formation of the Safety Management System (SMS);
- SMS introduction practice in the airlines;
- Organizing and carrying out search and rescue activities practice.
14-17 June 2016 within the framework of the ICAO/IAC Regional Project RER/01/901 (COSCAP-CIS) special courses “A318, A319, A320, A321 aircraft, their systems, CFM 56, IAE V2500, IAE PW 1100G engines and flight and navigation complex” took place in Baku, in the National Aviation Academy of the Republic of Azerbaijan. The courses also dealt with the distinctive characteristics of the new A380 and A350 aircraft.
The courses were held by Airbus experts (Hamburg Training Centre, Germany), and more than 40 aviation specialists from the Republic of Azerbaijan, Georgia and the Ukraine received their training.
The participants of the courses studied mechanical, electrical power, hydraulic power, fuel and pneumatic systems of the Airbus aircraft family. Functional resources of the navigation and radio navigation systems, automated takeoff and landing systems, communication, air conditioning, fire extinguishing and ice protection systems, flight data recorder and reservation system with the display of information in the cockpit received detailed consideration.
Special attention was given to the study of CFM 56, IAE V2500, IAE PW 1100G power plants, their airframe structure electronic control and regulation systems. The participants received the materials of the flight and technical documentation on the maintenance schedule/maintenance checks.
The participants of the courses showed great interest in the information related to different types of composite materials (carbon fiber composite, glass fiber, aramid fiber, etc.) used by Airbus, their advantages and drawbacks.
After the completion of the course the participants were issued the certificates of the Airbus European Training Centre, Hamburg, Germany.
24-25 May 2016 Within the ICAO-IAC Regional Project RER/01/901 “Development of Operations Safety and Continuing Airworthiness” with the assistance of Airbus Company a two-day Maintenance & Engineering Safety Awareness Seminar (MESAS) was held from the 24 to 25 May 2016 in the Interstate Aviation Committee. The Seminar was attended by over 100 aviation specialists from CAA and airlines from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.
Presentations were delivered by IAC experts as well as by those from Airbus, Moscow office of VERITAS, Air Astana, training centre Aviator.
During the Seminar the topics were discussed as follows:
- Data sharing and communication;
- MMEL, MEL;
- MEL in practice & safety implication;
- Lessons learnt from in-service maintenance practice;
- Tooling black market & associated safety concerns;
- Contribution of maintenance planning to safety;
- Structural damage reporting & recording;
- Safety oversight and safety management systems in the fields of Maintenance & Engineering;
- Reporting & Safety Performance Indicators (SPIs) and associated challenges;
- SMS Implementation at Aircraft Maintenance Training Organisations.
During the discussion speakers answered the questions from CAA and airlines representatives.
The participants expressed their wishes regarding topics of the future seminars.
At the end of the Seminar all attendees were given certificates and the materials of presentations on CDs.
12-13 April 2016 Flight Data Analysis (FDA) Seminar “Development of Operations Safety and Continuing Airworthiness” within the framework of the ICAO-IAC Regional Project COSCAP-CIS was held in IAC Headquarters on April 12-13, 2016. The Seminar was organized with the support of Airbus, ICAO and IAC. About 100 aviation experts from 12 countries and 3 International Organisations attended the workshop.
During the first day of the seminar following subjects were discussed:
- Safety oversight aspects of implementation of ICAO requirements to establish and maintain a FDA Program;
- Activity of the ICAO Flight Data Working Group;
- Flight Data Analysis in the broad context of SMS;
- FDAP development experience & best practices, “Air Astana” (Republic of Kazakhstan);
- The key role of the Flight Safety Officer;
- Flight data analysis practices within the SMS implementation of the leading Russian airlines.
The study of Flight Data Analysis Methods was continued on the second day; the case of crew interview and occurrence analysis for the potential risks detection was demonstrated.
In the conclusion of the seminar participants highly appreciated the seminar work and emphasized the necessity of developing more actively the cooperation of aviation authorities, airlines and aviation manufacturers.
Aviation specialists suggested to meet for discussion of FDA issues on regular basis. IAC also expressed readiness to become the platform for the development of experts further cooperation in this area.
1-4 March 2016 within the framework of ICAO-IAC regional Project RER/01/901 (COSCAP-CIS) the Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft Workshop (SAFA) was held in Rostov-on-Don.
The workshop was organized by the Airbus Company, ICAO, Interstate Aviation Committee and Rostransnadzor with the support of the Donavia airlines.
The following topics were discussed at the workshop:
- SAFA technical aspects and SAFA database;
- SAFA inspection items:
C. Aircraft condition;
D. Cargo area;
Practical event-based training was conducted. The workshop includes simulation inspection in an Airbus aircraft at the Rostov-on-Don Airport.
To illustrate the guidance materials the attendees were shown an educational film on the topic and given practical tasks to consolidate the knowledge acquired.
The workshop was attended by 53 aviation experts of the State Aviation Oversight and Transport Safety Oversight Department of the Southern, North Caucasus Federal Regions; Central, Southern and Privolzhskiy Departments of the Federal Air Transport Agency, as well as representatives of Donavia airlines.
3-4 February 2016 Within the framework of ICAO-IAC RER/01/901 "Development of operational safety and continuing airworthiness" regional project implementation with Airbus/ATR support the workshop on aircraft deicing was held on February 3-4, 2016. 150 representatives of aviation administrations and leading airlines and airports of the Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Belarus, Kyrgyz Republic, the Russian Federation, Republic of Tajikistan, the Interstate Aviation Committee specialists (the IAC specialists), France, Federal Aviation Authority of the USA (FAA) participated in the workshop.
At the first day of the workshop in the Interstate Aviation Committee the IAC specialists conducted analysis of aviation security in the region of the contracting states of the Agreement.
Airbus and ATR specialists made a report on deicing requirements and ground personnel training, they presented the main aspects of pilots training as well.
Within the framework of exchanging of best practices on "Aircraft protection from ground icing" methodological recommendations prepared by the IAC jointly with representatives of the leading RF airlines and airports the following reports of leading specialists of aerodromes and airlines ground support services were presented: "Assurance and inspection of aircraft deicing quality in airports" and "Amendments to "Protection from aircraft ground icing" methodological recommendations.
At the second day the workshop was held on the basis of Sheremetyevo international airport. The participants got acquainted with aircraft de-icing procedure, visited the storage area of deicing fluids, familiarized with the storage and utilization procedure of deicing fluids wastes, visited the laboratory of deicing fluids diagnostics and aviation specialists training center in Sheremetyevo airport as well.
The workshop participants emphasized coordinated and highly organized work of ground handling services and airlines crews participating in aircraft ground de-icing procedure.
The workshop participants approved "Aircraft protection from ground icing" methodological recommendations and supported proposals on new directions of their development:
- aircraft de-icing standards;
- deicers traffic patterns near airports;
- preliminary aircraft deicing;
- aircraft deicing in arctic conditions (very low temperatures);
- aircraft with operating engines deicing;
- phraseology, forms of aircraft deicing order;
- runway (RWY) and taxiways (TWY) deicing fluid effect on aircraft structure and systems.
Plan of amendment drafting to "Aircraft protection from ground icing" methodological recommendations including the generalization of all proposals of workshop participants and publication of new recommendations to the end of August this year for the further implementation in work of airlines and airports of the contracting states of the Agreement on Aviation and Use of Airspace during autumn-winter navigation of 2016-2017 was approved.
At the end of the workshop the certificates were given to all participants.