AviationManuals has updated its safety assessments of foreign aircraft (SAFA) manual services to reflect the latest guidance from Europe. The operations manuals and safety management systems specialist noted that it has received a marked increase in requests from customers for SAFA inspection manuals this year in light of the expansion in the ramp inspection program in Europe.
This increase has come as the European Union Aviation Safety Agency’s latest guidance clarified checks for non-commercial operations. The ramp inspections ensure compliances on items such as pilot licenses, procedures, safety equipment, cargo, and aircraft condition.
AviationManuals said the SAFA inspection manuals are designed to help ease the inspection process and reduce delays by providing guidance to crews and information on where to find inspection items in the aircraft, as well as the operator's documentation.
“Staying up to date is vital to our clients and so our subscribers consistently receive updated notifications and revised procedures to mitigate risks and ensure compliance,” said AviationManuals CEO Mark Baier. “We incorporated these changes, which in this case will benefit both operators and inspectors during a SAFA inspection.”