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Features April 2017 Issue

Compliance Philosophy

The FAA’s Compliance Philosophy is designed to get us to fix our problems

Compliance Philosophy

While most of us still fear FAA action when we goof, this new Compliance Philosophy might just be more than words, and something we can support, not fear.

Before October 2016, formal enforcement was the only tool available to Aviation Safety Inspectors (ASIs). This time-consuming process could take years to resolve and absorbed a lot of FAA resources better used elsewhere. Enforcement was unsuitable in many cases where the violation was unintentional and the pilot displayed a cooperative attitude and desire to set matters straight.

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