Whilst most people don't find a lot of excitement in reading formal documents it is important to gain an appreciation for the "driver" behind what we do in our professions.
The global aviation industry is a large and complex "machine" and there are many international and state authorities that play a role in ensuring that the industry conforms to rules and regulations.
One of the the international bodies that plays a significant role in the aviation industry is the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) headquartered in Montreal, Canada.
According to Wikipedia, ICAO codifies the principles and techniques of international air navigation and fosters the planning and development of international air transport to ensure safe and orderly growth.
A critical component of ICAO's remit is the production of Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs). SARPs are technical specifications adopted by the Council of ICAO in accordance with Article 37 of the Convention on International Civil Aviation in order to achieve "the highest practicable degree of uniformity in regulations, standards, procedures and organization in relation to aircraft, personnel, airways and auxiliary services in all matters in which such uniformity will facilitate and improve air navigation".
SARPs are produced by ICAO in 19 different annexes and it is these annexes that the global aviation industry utilises to align itself with a view to achieving the safe and orderly growth of the industry.
In addition to SARPs ICAO also produces many documents and circulars. From a pilot training perspective one of the "go to" documents is DOC 9683 - Human Factors Training Manual.
DOC 9683 provides comprehensive information to pilots and training organisations in the subject of Human Factors. Specific guidelines are provided to support the development of training material that covers the required topics for all airline management, pilots, air traffic controllers and maintenance personnel.
R.O.E Training Solutions courses have been designed to meet the requirements of certain elements of the DOC 9683.
If you are seeking to gain a greater understanding of the human element (YOU) in the profession of aviation contact us today to learn more about how R.O.E can support you in gaining greater awareness of Human Factors in Aviation.
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