Arguably, the preeminent concern of the air transport industry and aircraft manufacturers at the present time is safety in the air. It is also the foremost priority of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), which had, at the time of writing, summoned an International Conference for Directors General of Civil Aviation Worldwide in November 1997, to review ICAOs Safety Oversight Program and to consider its expansion. The importance of safety in civil aviation is best reflected in the fact that the basic strategic objective of the ICAO Strategic Action Plan, which was adopted by the ICAO Council on February 7, 1997, is to further safety, security and efficiency of international civil aviation. This article discusses the causative factors which adversely affect the safety of civil aviation and analyzes the regulatory process which has been set in motion by ICAO and the regional civil aviation bodies--AFCAC, ECAC and LACAC--in order to ensure the safety of international civil aviation and effectively manage the factors which may threaten the safety of air transport.

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  • Authors:
    • Abeyratne, RIR
  • Publication Date: 1998-1


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  • Accession Number: 00792786
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 22 2000 12:00AM