What are “STANDARDS”?
In the interest of safety, an aircraft must be designed, constructed and operated in compliance with appropriate airworthiness requirements. The same standard applies when it comes to certification, personal license, aerodromes, air traffic services, flight schools, maintenance, checklists and even environmental protection.
Members of the ICAO, together with various aviation organizations, such as IATA, EASA, FAA, etc., work closely together to develop “Standards” or more precisely SARPs (Standard And Recommended Practices). ICAO defines the “Standard” in aviation as any specification for physical characteristics, configuration, material, performance, personnel or procedure. The uniformed application, of which, is recognized as necessary for the safety or regularity of international air navigation, and wherein Contracting States will conform in accordance with the convention.
These “Standards” have been established over the years and continuously evolve with aviation modernization, safety improvements and accidents/incidents reports.
The importance of Standards
To measure, adjust and check the standards of safety and security level of its members, audits are regularly conducted to national organizations, which are then responsible for implementing the ICAO norms to airlines, flight schools, airports, maintenance, etc.
The integrity of these national organizations is of the highest and upmost importance in order to reach the necessary level of safety brought by standardization. The first challenge of any entity and airline, is to reach a high level of safety records and efficiency. The most complicated challenge however, is maintaining consistency of these standards.
For these reasons, most airlines have their own STANDARDIZATION department. To ensure that their operations and procedures are consistent regardless of the pilot, airplane or situation.
As stated above, standards are established by the ICAO and different organizations.
However, on top of these, some additional “laws”, “restrictions” or “recommended practices” are to be followed depending on local and national authorities but also on the airlines, flight schools or any company you are associated with.
Hence checklists are developped and issued by a manufacturer in accordance with ICAO standards. But besides the items already included on these checklists, an airline, a charter company or a flight school, may decide to add items specific to their type of operations.
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