New FAA Safety Briefing examines/explores compliance philosophy.

Press Release Summary:

FAA Safety Briefing for January/February 2016 focuses on new FAA Compliance Philosophy and what its foundational concepts mean to general aviation community. Articles discuss how agency and community can identify problems in National Airspace System, use tools to correct those problems, and monitor situations to ensure they stay fixed. Issue also looks at FAA's evolving safety role and focus on risk-based decision making, role of SMS for rotorcraft operators, and drone safety ambassadorship.

Original Press Release:

Compliance Philosophy 101

The January/February 2016 issue of FAA Safety Briefing focuses on the FAA’s new Compliance Philosophy and what its foundational concepts mean to the general aviation community. Articles in this issue discuss how the agency and aviation community can identify a problem in the National Airspace System , use the most effective tools to correct that problem, and monitor the situation to be sure it stays fixed in the future.

Feature articles include:

How do You do Safety? – Developing Sound Risk-Based Decision Making Practices in Aviation (p 10),

In Data We Trust: Does Flight Data Monitoring Hold the Key to Improving GA Safety? (p 18),

Compliance Philosophy with General Aviation – The FAA’s Evolving Culture on Aviation Safety (p. 23)

In this issue’s Checklist department (p. 22), editor Susan Parson looks at the FAA’s evolving safety role and its focus on risk-based decision making, while Vertically Speaking (p 30) highlights the role of Safety Management Systems (SMS) for rotorcraft operators. Be sure to also check out FAA Administrator Michael Huerta’s message on Compliance Philosophy in “Another First in Our Safety Evolution” on page 8, as well as how you can help be an ambassador for drone safety (p 29).

FAA Safety Briefing is the safety policy voice for the non-commercial general aviation community.  The magazine's objective is to improve safety by:

making the community aware of FAA resources

helping readers understand safety and regulatory issues, and

encouraging continued training

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