AviationManuals supports operator readiness with SAFA binder

AviationManuals has announced it is offering a SAFA (Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft) Binder that helps operators manage and demonstrate compliance when flying in and out of EASA countries, as well as others that participate in SAFA, the company said.

A list of over 50 items can potentially be checked when flying into or out of any of the countries with which the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has signed a working arrangement on SAFA. Non-compliance with many of those items could significantly delay or even ground an aircraft.

More than 13,000 ramp inspections took place in 2017, impacting more than 7,500 aircraft (latest figures issued by EASA). Incorrect fuel calculations and flight plans, operators not having an MEL, and the cabin not being secure upon arrival are some of the main findings cited by customers.

SAFA inspections are part of a European Union safety program that impacts all EU Member States, including Iceland, Norway, and Switzerland, and all non-European countries that have signed a working arrangement on SAFA.

AviationManuals, a provider of aviation manual development services and Safety Management System (SMS) software for business aviation,