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Military airworthiness management frameworks: a critical review

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Show simple item record Kourousis, Kyriakos I. Purton, Leon 2016-10-25T12:47:37Z 2016-10-25T12:47:37Z 2014
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Despite all current measures taken to assure their safety, aircraft are still crashing. Since 1944 there has been a global organization, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), focused on providing rules for safety in civil aviation in a global context. With its inception, noting the steady increase in the number of flights per year, there has largely been a decrease in aircraft crashes, particularly after the 1970s. No global set of rules exist for Military aviation; who operate with greater risk tolerance and regularly carry explosive ordnance. It is each Nations responsibility to ensure that the operation of military aircraft does not affect the safety of civilian flights. Generically, Military Aviation Authorities (MAAs) have regulatory sets that are underpinned by ICAO principles, but no compliance to the principles is expected of them. Further, MAAs have many common goals and desired outcomes. However, interpreting across MAAs is a largely complex and time consuming task, requiring dedicated resources. Despite the large number of militaries, each with their own unique implementations, there is very little literature regarding the current status of military airworthiness. Further, there are some important partnerships between allied and collaborative militaries that are shaping the future of military airworthiness. This paper provides a summary of the significant Western Militaries airworthiness authorities and the forums and working groups in which they participate. In summarizing this paper highlights the opportunity for development of a platform for enabling a mutual recognition system improving global military safety and easily recognizing potential efficiencies. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Procedia Engineering;80, pp. 545-564
dc.subject aviation en_US
dc.subject regulation en_US
dc.subject military en_US
dc.subject airworthiness en_US
dc.subject mutual recognition en_US
dc.title Military airworthiness management frameworks: a critical review en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor Australian Defence Force Directorate General Technical Airworthiness en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 1575996

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