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Session 6: Operation

The Challenges of Flight Inspection and Validation in Remote and Inhospitable Locations
Richard Thompson, Radiola Limited, New Zealand
Location: Regency Ballroom
Date/Time: Wednesday, Apr. 18, 9:30 a.m.

Flight inspection remains an essential Air Traffic Management function. Some consider this to be a technical task while others consider it to be a Quality function. Reality dictates that it is a combination of both dependent on the level of local technical development.
Unlike larger developed countries where a relatively large number of navigation aids reside, small remote locations may lack a level of critical mass that justifies the establishment of a local flight inspection presence thus necessitating contracting services from external organizations.
Remote and inhospitable locations present unique challenges with respect to achieving flight inspection and validation tasks in a safe and cost-effective manner.
Safety management systems and Safety cases need unique application when operations deviate from what is normally encountered.



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