You are part of the team undertaking the feasibility study of establishing a new airline and have been tasked with identifying the regulatory requirements of the different Regulatory Authorities in the US and UAE. The new airline plans to operate large, sophisticated jet aircraft in scheduled service on international routes.
Identify, analyze and explain the mandatory management positions each regulator requires for an air carrier.
• Examine the two sets of regulations in regards to the mandatory management positions each regulator requires for an air carrier. • Compare and contrast the qualifications and experience required for the mandatory management positions stated in the FAA Regulations (FARs) and their equivalent roles under the UAE GCAA Regulations.• Identify and describe four (4) specific, significant differences between the two sets of regulations in terms of the positions titles, responsibilities and qualifications.• Compare and contrast the differences and discuss the reasons why these differences exist. • In your conclusion, evaluate which Authority has the most appropriate approach given taking into account advancing technology, differing operational constraints and requirements and evolving attitudes to air carrier operational safety.
Two of the major regulatory bodies in the aviation world are the FAA in the United States and the European JAA (EU-Ops). The Joint Aviation Regulations, JAR-OPS1 is the equivalent to FAR Part 121 when it comes to airline operations. In the UAE we use the Civil Aviation Regulations (CARS) an almost identical set of rules to the Joint Aviation Regulations.
Investigate both the FAA and GCAA regulations and address the following key elements:
• Compare the rules on the “Authority of the Commander” and describe the commonalities and main differences. • Part 121 subpart G and CAR Subpart P govern manual requirements. Please describe and compare the two sets of requirements.• Find and compare the rules on certification of Pilots.• What are the requirements governing minimum Cabin Crew (Flight Attendants) in the two sets of regulations? Note any differences.• What are the regulations regarding minimum fuel requirements in the two sets of regulations. Do they differ? Why?• Analyze the layout of the two sets of rules and discuss them in terms of design and usability.• Summarize your findings and reflect what you have learnt in your conclusion