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Compliance Philosophy 101January 27- The January/February 2016 issue of FAA Safety Briefing focuses on the FAA’s new Compliance Philosophy and what its foundational concepts mean to the general aviation community. Articles in this issue discuss how the agency and aviation community can identify a problem in the National Airspace System , use the most effective tools to correct that problem, and monitor the situation to be sure it stays fixed in the future.

Feature articles include:

  • How do You do Safety? – Developing Sound Risk-Based Decision Making Practices in Aviation (p 10),
  • In Data We Trust: Does Flight Data Monitoring Hold the Key to Improving GA Safety? (p 18),
  • Compliance Philosophy with General Aviation – The FAA’s Evolving Culture on Aviation Safety (p. 23)

In this issue’s Checklist department (p. 22), editor Susan Parson looks at the FAA’s evolving safety role and its focus on risk-based decision making, while Vertically Speaking (p 30) highlights the role of Safety Management Systems (SMS) for rotorcraft operators. Be sure to also check out FAA Administrator Michael Huerta’s message on Compliance Philosophy in “Another First in Our Safety Evolution” on page 8, as well as how you can help be an ambassador for drone safety (p 29).

FAA Safety Briefing is the safety policy voice for the non-commercial general aviation community.  The magazine's objective is to improve safety by:

  • making the community aware of FAA resources
  • helping readers understand safety and regulatory issues, and
  • encouraging continued training

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