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Auditor General of Canada: Weaknesses in surveillance by Transport Canada
4 April 2012

Auditor General of Canada: Weaknesses in surveillance by Transport Canada

4 April 2012

The Office of the Auditor General of Canada reports that there are weaknesses in the surveillance of aviation companies by Transport Canada.

Peruvian Airlines grounded for safety reasons

22 August 2011

The Peruvian Ministry of Transport and Communications decided to temporarily suspend the operations of the Peruvian  Airlines as of August 18, 2011 for safety reasons. The suspension comes after an audit by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGAC) of Peru in April 2011. This audit revealed several safety shortcomings and resulted in an ten corrective actions […]

Merpati audit recommends ban of MA-60 aircraft from three airports

25 May 2011

A special audit  of Merpati Nusantara Airlines following a recent fatal accident resulted in the ban of MA-60 aircraft from three Indonesian airports. On May 7, 2011 a Xian MA-60 turboprop plane, opertated by Merpati Nusantara Airlines, crashed into the sea while on approach to Kaimana, Indonesia. All 25 on board were killed. Four days later, the […]

OIG to audit FAA on its efforts to enhance airline safety following Colgan Air accident

23 May 2011

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) plans to conduct a follow-up review of the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and industry efforts to enhance safety in response to the 2009 fatal crash of Colgan Air flight 3407.  OIG is conducting this review at the request of the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation […]

Audits initiated of FAA’s process for reporting operational ATC errors

14 May 2011

The U.S. DoT’s Office of Inspector General plans to review the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) process for reporting and mitigating the risk of operational errors by air traffic controllers.  The review is conducted at the request of the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation and its Subcommittee on […]

Indonesia conducts special audit of Merpati following accident

11 May 2011

The Indonesian Ministry of Transportation decided to conduct a special audit of Merpati Nusantara Airlines following a recent fatal accident. On May 7, 2011 a Xian MA-60 turboprop plane crashed into the sea while on approach to Kaimana, Indonesia. All 27 on board were killed. The Indonesian Ministry of Transportation announced that they would conduct a special audit […]

Audit initiated of FAA’s wildlife hazard mitigation program

19 March 2011

The Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Transportation plans to review the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) wildlife mitigation program. The number of aircraft collisions with wildlife has risen rapidly over the last two decades, creating a growing safety concern. Public interest in this program has increased due to recent aviation bird strikes.  These include […]

Safety violations found at Kogalymavia

16 March 2011

Following the fire-accident involving a Tupolev Tu-154 of Kogalymavia in January 2011, the Ural Transport Prosecutor’s Office audited the airline regarding safety. It was established that the airline violated the requirements of aviation and fire safety. For example, the emergency response plan did not meet the requirements, and a fire extinguisher was not working. Also, […]

South Korea: massive inspections of airlines’ safety management systems

28 December 2010

The South Korean Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs will conduct an inspection of the airlines’ safety management systems as part of efforts to prevent accidents.

Audit: FAA needs to improve risk assessment processes for Air Transportation Oversight System

21 December 2010

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DoT) issued a report on the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Air Transportation Oversight System (ATOS). FAA uses ATOS to conduct surveillance of nearly 100 airlines that transport more than 90 percent of U.S. airline passenger and cargo traffic. While ATOS is conceptually […]