The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) published the findings of a March 2012 audit of Hungary’s safety oversight system. Slight improvements were noted in comparison with a previous audit.
ICAO carried out an initial safety oversight audit of Hungary in June 2008 under the so called ICAO Universal Safety Oversight Audit Programme (USOAP).
An audit team compared amongst others the aviation legislation and the organisation of the aviation authorities to the international Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) as published by ICAO.
The level of implementation of eight critical elements, on a scale of 1-10 scored an average of 6.5 following the first audit.
From 26-30 March 2012 an audit team revisited Hungary to establish the level of progress made in implementing the corrective actions recommended in 2008. The new average score is 6.9, compared to a global average of 5.9.
The following critical elements were audited (score 2008 / 2012):
- Primary Aviation Legislation (9 / 8)
- Specific Operating Regulations (6 / 6)
- State Civil Aviation System and Safety Oversight Function (7 / 7)
- Technical Personnel Qualification and Training (3 / 4)
- Technical Guidance, Tools and the Provision of Safety-Critical Information (7 / 8)
- Licensing, Certification, Authorization and Approval Obligations (7 / 8)
- Surveillance Obligations (6 / 6)
- Resolution of Safety Concerns (7 / 8)