Current FAA oversight processes have contributed to an outstanding safety record. As we strive to make the skies as safe as possible and anticipate future needs and challenges, the FAA must re-evaluate its approach to safety oversight. To best target oversight priorities and FAA’s oversight resources, the FAA is transitioning to a data-supported risk-based oversight system.
To support Flight Standards (AFS) through this transition, AFS established the System Approach for Safety Oversight (SASO) Program Office (PO) to develop and implement a comprehensive system safety approach to the oversight of all aviation entities. The goal is to improve safety beyond current levels by enhancing our data-supported risk-based approach.
The AFS Safety Assurance System (SAS) is the combination of people, processes, and technology that will be AFS’ safety assurance capability. In 2015, the AFS SAS will be the new oversight system for 14 CFR parts 121, 135 and 145. Ultimately SAS will be used for other applicable CFR parts.
A program led by AFS to develop and implement a comprehensive system safety approach to the oversight of aviation entities.
Using a phased approach, the SASO PO plans and implements the SAS – AFS’ future oversight system for 14 CFR parts. 14 CFR parts 121, 135 and 145 are the first phase; other applicable CFR parts are the second phase.
For two main reasons:
SASO works in four areas:
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