published: 23 JUL 2007 by Harro Ranter, ASN
The European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) published their 2006 annual report on the Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft (SAFA) programme. During the year 2006, 34 European member states performed 7,458 ramp inspections. These inspections covered 822 different operators from 127 different states.
The overall number of findings per inspection continues to show an increase. On the other hand, the relative increase in the number of Category 1 (minor) findings and relative decrease of Category 2 (significant) and 3 (major) findings may be an indication of an overall improvement in the level
of deviation from the ICAO standard. (ECAC)
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