Flight Inspection Procedures: Different Cases to Consider Affected by Deterioration
José Luis Delpón Ramos, Autonomous Advisor, Spain
Location: Regency Ballroom
Date/Time: Wednesday, Apr. 18, 8:30 a.m.
Modern technology in-flight inspection systems, aboard an flight inspection aircraft, are a powerful tool whose market has evolved from the first AFIS-SIERRA boarded autonomous system of the 1990s. Manufacturers after this system have improved the technology, both hardware and software, but in the sale of their systems, include procedures that dilute those recommended by ICAO. Manufacturers should limit themselves to indicating how the system they sell works, not to indicate inspection flight procedures.
What is happening with drone technology is more dangerous, since there is no legislation that is developed at the same time and, for example, in flight inspection should not be used until ICAO approves it and gives recommendations to follow
All this is very important, as it affects the Accident Commissions and the judges themselves who investigate the consequences of an aviation accident or aviation incident