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Operational Safety & Continuing Airworthiness Programme REPORT ON THE 8th STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING OF COSCAP-GULF

REPORT ON THE 8th STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING OF COSCAP-GULF STATES

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES June 1-2, 2011

Introduction

The 8th Steering Committee Meeting (8 th SCM) of COSCAP-Gulf States (GS) Program was held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) on June 1-2, 2011 and hosted by the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) of the UAE.

The meeting was attended by representatives from the Civil Aviation Authorities of COSCAP-GS members (Bahrain and UAE), GACA of Saudi Arabia, Sultanate of Oman, Sudan CAA and French DGAC. Cairo ICAO Regional office was represented by the Director, Mr. Mohamed Khonji. Other representatives from the industry, such as Etihad Airways, Boeing, Airbus, as well as international civil aviation organisations, such as IATA, World Food Program (WFP), EASA and FAA have participated actively.

The meeting was attended by a total of 22 participants. The list of participants is attached at Appendix A.

Both his Excellency, M. Saif Mohammed Al Suwaidi, GCAA Director General and Chairman of the COSCAP-GS, and Mr. Omar Bin Ghaleb, Deputy Director General, were unable to attend the meeting. Captain David Chapman, GCAA deputy Flight Operations Chief acted as Chairman of the meeting during the first meeting day. Mr. Ismael Al Balooshi, Flight Safety Director took the leading on the second meeting day, as well as during the closed session, which was held at the meeting end.

Kuwait DGCA representatives could not attend the meeting, due to internal administrative constraints. Indeed, M. Shaheen Al Ghanim kindly called COSCAP-GS Project Coordinator at the beginning of the meeting, to apology regarding Kuwait DGCA absence.

The meeting was held in Al Kayal Conference room of Al Bustan Rotana Hotel, in Dubai.

Opening Capt. David Chapman, Deputy Flight Operations Chief at U.A.E. GCAA, and Acting Chairman of the meeting opened the meeting by welcoming all participants to Dubai and to the meeting. He also thanked the participants and sponsors for their contributions since the last meeting and wished them a productive and successful meeting.

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Operational Safety & Continuing Airworthiness Programme Self Introduction of Participants The self introductions

Self Introduction of Participants

The self introductions were carried out. The Project Coordinator extended a special welcome to both:

Capt. Sami Al Bassam, Flight Operations Inspector from Saudi Arabia GACA, and

Eng. Abdullah O. Rajab Al Ojayli, Assistant Director General for Safety, Civil Aviation Affairs, Sultanate of Oman. Indeed, they accepted the invitation to attend 8 th SCM, in order to assess the potential benefits of COSCAP-GS program, to their respective CAA’s; of Saudi Arabia and Sultanate of Oman.

1. Adoption of the Agenda

The Agenda of the meeting, which had been circulated to members in advance, was adopted by the meeting. The meeting was divided into two parts: a) an open session to be attended by the Steering Committee Members and observers; and b) a closed session to be attended only by the Steering Committee Members. Accordingly, the Steering Committee proposed to keep certain topics for discussion in the closed session meeting to be convened at the last part of the second day of the meeting.

The summary of discussions below is consistent with the order of the adopted agenda, as follows:

2. Review of Action Taken on the Decisions of the 7th Steering Committee Meeting

SC8/DP1

The meeting noted the presentation provided by COSCAP-GS Project Coordinator (PC) on the Record of Discussions of the 7th SCM, including actions taken on various items in the intervening period:

1)

Cooperation with Top Level Safety Team (TLST) actions:

Indeed, under the umbrella of Cairo ICAO Regional office, COSCAP-GS undertook, during 2011, several tasks and contributed actively to the group work, such on:

i. the performance of the “Gap Analysis” study for 5 States from the MID region, and

ii. the development of “Risk Mitigation strategies” related tools for the purpose of awareness raising and training. In cooperation with TLST, COSCAP-GS PC drafted 30 DVD with various guidance and training tools on Risk Mitigation Strategies, and disseminated them to interested regulators and to the industry.

2)

State Safety Plan:

Such as requested during the 7 th SCM, actions on the development and implementation of the related tools were added to the program.

A regulatory text as well as several associated working procedures were drafted and transmitted to the members, on April and May 2011, for comments.

Two SSP/SMS training events are under planning, in cooperation with ICAO and WFP for December 2011 and March 2012.

Further assistance is proposed to the member States in terms of implementation on site.

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3)

Additional training events:

Airworthiness Programme 3) Additional training events: i. a Foreign Operator Certification Forum (event hosted in

i. a Foreign Operator Certification Forum (event hosted in Abu Dhabi on May 2011, in cooperation with EASA);

ii. an Introduction to Performance Based Navigation (PBN, RNP/AR) Course for Airworthiness Inspectors (planned for 3 rd quarter 2012), in addition to the course held in Abu Dhabi, on March 2011 for the flight Ops, and

iii. an Inspector Basic Course, suitable as an introduction for new Airworthiness and Flight Operations Inspectors (to be planned for 2 nd quarter 2012).

The P.C. also presented the work load, planning and list of activities/achievements (refer to SC8/DP1), such as revised according to the decisions of the 7 th SCM (held on September 2010, in Dubai) and to other additional requirements.

3. Review of the work program, such as revised by the Project Coordinator (PC), (refer to

SC8/DP1, here attached)

The PC presented the work plan revised for 2011-2015, the tasks already performed as well as the on-going and future ones.

The methodology for preparing the plan was discussed, with reference to the immediate objectives, resources and constraints. The PC also provided the meeting with information on the concept of evolving the COSCAP to Regional Safety Oversight Organisation (RSOO) to be considered for the future.

She also informed the meeting on ICAO Symposium on RSOO (Montréal, 26-28 October 2011).

During the presentation, she put the emphasis on the following:

- Actions for the purpose of COSCAP-GS program extension to additional member States in the MID region;

- Status of COSCAP-GS deliverables (regulatory documents and guidance material);

- Planning of events (training sessions, workshops, seminars,

- Assistance of the member States in their thoughts/preparation regarding the establishment of a Regional Safety Oversight Organization (RSOO), taking into account the similarities and differences of their respective contexts.

) for 2011/2012 period;

Finally, the P.C. presented the program for the coming terms:

- Short-term 2011/2012: consisting in the completion of the regulatory basis and the basic training program;

- Mid-term 2013/2015: consisting in preparation of the Terms of Reference, legal and technical framework of the possible RSOO to establish;

- Long-term, beginning 2015: Actions of the CAA(s) under the umbrella of an RSOO.

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Operational Safety & Continuing Airworthiness Programme 4. COSCAP-GS Website Update The PC provided a briefing on

4. COSCAP-GS Website Update

The PC provided a briefing on COSCAP-GS website, and proposed its total redesign by outsourcing the tasks to a relevant company, skilled in the matter.

The emphasis was placed on the secure access of the members, necessity to communicate via a “Forum”, and link to significant portals.

The deliverables contents and events details will be displayed and regularly updated online. The web site will enable a better interaction and optimization of the daily communication between the members.

Action item:

The new designed web site to be online at end 2011;

The members agreed on the outsourcing tasks.

5. Regulation Harmonization

The PC proposed the principle of a Cross-Reference-Table, which is under drafting for Part M regulation. It is a new tool, enabling more efficient and optimized revision of the regulatory documents by member States.

Indeed, the cross-reference table shows for each regulatory provision, the reference to ICAO SARPS and EASA regulations, thus, enabling, the member States to easily make the changes/revisions.

Action item:

The P.C. to finalize the table for a presentation to member States before end December

2011.

6. ICAO MID regional office on ICAO new initiatives

The Director of ICAO MID Regional Office presented the organization for the upcoming RASG-MID and emphasized the importance of cooperation of COSCAP-GS and MEASR (Top Level Safety Team (TLST)) within RASG-MID. He also delivered a presentation on Continuous Monitoring Approach (CMA) and informed the meeting about the RASG-MID/1 meeting planned for September 2011 and the Runway safety workshop planned for November/December 2011, both in Cairo.

7. FAA presentation on Aging aircraft and aircraft corrosion/fatigue

The presentation gave an overall reminder of the factors that pushed to a longer use of Aged aircraft. It also explained FAA safety standards and policies when inspecting aging aircraft.

8. EASA Briefing on Third Country Operators (TCO) EASA policy

EASA provided a comprehensive presentation of its policies in terms of Third Country Operators surveillance, as well as the content of TCO-NPA, which was under comments period.

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Operational Safety & Continuing Airworthiness Programme 9. GCAA UAE Reporting Of Safety Incident (ROSI) Presentation

9. GCAA UAE Reporting Of Safety Incident (ROSI) Presentation

UAE provided a briefing on the GCAA-developed ROSI occurrence reporting system. The benefits of an end-user developed system over complicated and less tailored programs, such as European Co- ordination Centre for Aviation Incident Reporting Systems (ECCAIRS) were discussed. The GCAA will make the ROSI system available to Member States for evaluation. The possibility of a shared reporting system was discussed.

10. Boeing Aviation Safety Regional Strategy

Boeing Director for Africa and Middle East, M. Chamsou Andjorin, presented Boeing's approach to aviation safety through a high level strategy (Global Aviation Safety Roadmap), regional perspectives, at the country level and Boeing initiatives. The presentation was included in the Steering Committee Meeting document. Boeing offers a global approach to aviation safety through multiple regional programs, such as the combination of efforts between RASG-MID, TLST and COSCAP-GS. Boeing's support of COSCAP initiatives was detailed. He also showed accident rates worldwide (e.g of MID region with 2.0% from 2.6% in the previous years) The PC thanked Boeing for a most complete briefing and for their generous support of aviation safety initiatives in general and COSCAP-GS programs in particular.

11. Airbus briefing on Runway Overrun Prevention System (ROPS)

Airbus provided a comprehensive presentation that included runway excursion at landing, which is the first source of claims for aviation industry, and how to reduce this risk through innovative avionics. The presentation described also ROPS, which is already available solution on Airbus fleet.

12. Commercial Aviation Safety Team (CAST)

CAST team provided an insightful presentation on aviation safety data analysis and risk mitigation strategies employed by the CAST. The presentation was tailored to the Gulf area, exploring regional data from the last ten years. CAST offers proven, deliverable strategies that can be expeditiously deployed in the MID region.

13. World Food Program (WFP) of Sharjah office

WFP representative provided a briefing on its activities in the region and world-wide. He also stressed on the inspection and surveillance mission accomplished in the domain of flight safety, and State Safety Programs.

14. IATA presentation on Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO)

IATA regional office in Sharjah, was represented by M. Iyad Hindiyeh, who described IATA ISAGO strategy and policies.

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Operational Safety & Continuing Airworthiness Programme 15. Open Session Meeting-Closing Remarks The PC provided a

15. Open Session Meeting-Closing Remarks

The PC provided a summation of the open-door session of the meeting. The participants and sponsors were thanked for their highly informative presentations, their insightful guidance and their generous support of the COSCAP-Gulf States.

Closed Session Meeting

The closed meeting took place only with COSCAP-GS full members (UAE and Bahrain), ICAO Regional Director, and the representatives of respectively Oman DGSAS and Saudi Arabia GACA.

16. Project Funding and Budget

a) The budget documents were reviewed by the Steering Committee;

b) A positive balance is still available from 2010 budget, due to the non replacement yet of the Ops expert;

The present members confirmed their need of an Operations expert and asked for his recruitment as soon as possible. They also agreed on the expert’s age factor. The PC will notify to ICAO-TCB to avoid aged experts;

c) The members also agreed on the outsourcing of the Web site design review, and proposed the PC to establish a request for that purpose, to submit for COSCAP-GS Chairman approval,

d) The present Member States (UAE and Bahrain) are in agreement with the budget requirements and had no issues to report.

17. Potential for Expansion of COSCAP-GS

The benefits and efficiencies of scale under the COSCAP model were discussed. It was agreed that a

complete plan and budget is now in place and that the Project may now be attractive to other States

in the Area.

A special welcome to Sultanate of Oman was made. Indeed, they already attended several of

COSCAP-GS events since beginning 2011. The member States invited DGSAS of Oman to join officially COSCAP-GS members. Oman DGSAS representative asked COSCAP-GS PC to plan a visit to Oman in order to present the project activities, benefits and advantages to Oman.

As

for GACA of Saudi Arabia, they were welcome as a new observer to the project, and kindly invited

to

attend COSCAP-GS coming events. Period after which, they will have to provide their thoughts

regarding a possible involvement within COSCAP-GS project.

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Operational Safety & Continuing Airworthiness Programme Action Items: The Steering Committee decided that several

Action Items:

The Steering Committee decided that several States in the Gulf region would be invited to evaluate the potential benefits to their administrations of joining the COSCAP-GS.

18. Other actions to undertake in the near future:

a) In line with Paper SC8/DP1 presented by COSCAP-GS P.C., she was asked to provide a Mission Program for 2012 to member States;

b) The P.C. was also asked to present a study on EASA data base for foreign air operators surveillance;

c) For a better daily interaction with COSCAP-GS PC and a better efficiency, the member States were asked to nominate a focal point.

19. Dates and Venues for Future Steering Committee Meetings

The Steering Committee decided that future Steering Committee Meetings will be held on a 6 months-basis. Because of November and December 2011 busy period, the 9 th Steering Committee Meeting will be held in the UAE in February 2012, at a date to be decided as appropriate.

20. Closed Session Meeting-Conclusion.

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APPENDIX A

Safety & Continuing Airworthiness Programme APPENDIX A COSCAP-GS _ 8 t h Steering Committee Meeting LIST

COSCAP-GS _ 8 th Steering Committee Meeting

LIST

OF PARTICIPANTS

SATE

ORGANISATION

NAME

TITLE

COORDINATES

Kingdom of Bahrain

     

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CAA of Bahrain

Mr. Ahmed

Assistant Undersecretary for Aviation Services Civil Aviation Affairs (CAA), Kingdom of Bahrain

Bahrain International Airport P.O. Box 586 Kingdom of Bahrain Tel + 973 17 32 1011 anematali@caa.gov.bh

Nemat Ali

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CAA of Bahrain

Eng. Adel Al Sabah

Senior Aviation Licensing Specialist Civil Aviation Affairs, Kingdom of Bahrain

Bahrain International Airport P.O. Box 586 Kingdom of Bahrain Tel. Mobile +973 39660370 Office: +973 17321937 Fax. +973 17329968 aalsabah@caa.gov.bh

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CAA of Bahrain

Mr. Alla

Senior Airworthiness Inspector. Civil Aviation Affairs (CAA), Kingdom of Bahrain

Bahrain International Airport P.O. Box 586 Kingdom of Bahrain Office: +973 17321067/17329933

Showaiter

State of Kuwait

     

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DGCA of Kuwait

Engineer

Aviation Safety Superintendent Aviation Safety Department

Directorate General of Civil Aviation P.O Box 17, Safat 13001 Kuwait sm.alghanim@dgca.gov.kw Tel + 965 243 35046

Shaheen M.

Al-Ghanim

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DGCA of Kuwait

Eng. Saud Al Mahrous

Aviation Safety Director Aviation Safety Department

Directorate General of Civil Aviation P.O Box 17, Safat 13001 Kuwait s.almahrous@dgca.gov.kw Tel + 965 243 4 2492

United Arab Emirates

     

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Mr. Omar Bin Ghaleb

Deputy Director General, GCAA, UAE Acting Chairman, COSCAP-GS Steering Committee

GCAA P.O. Box 6558 Abu Dhabi, UAE omar@gcaa.ae Tel + 971 2 405 4499 Mobile + 971 50 616 7511

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Mr. Ismaeil

Director of Aviation Safety General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA)

GCAA P.O. Box 30500, Dubai, UAE United Arab Emirates ibalooshi@gcaa.ae Tel + 971 4 211 1510

Mohammed

Al Balooshi

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SATE

ORGANISATION

NAME

TITLE

COORDINATES

 

GCAA

Cpt. David

Deputy Chief Flight Operations Department _ GCAA

General Civil Aviation Authority United Arab Emirates (UAE) Davidchapman@gcaa.gov.ae

Chapman

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Cpt. Saeed

General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA)

General Civil Aviation Authority United Arab Emirates (UAE), Accident-Incident Risk Assessment saeedr@gcaa.ae

Rahman

Sultanate of Oman

     

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DGSAS of Oman

Eng. Abdullah

Assistant Director General for Safety Civil Aviation Affairs

Directorate General of Safety Aviation Services Sultanate of Oman Tel + 968 24 519 234 Mobile + 968 993 60133 alojaili@dgcam.gov.om

Al Ojaili

Saudi Arabia

     

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General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) of Saudi Arabia

Capt. Sami M. Al-Bassam

Aviation Safety Inspector (GACA)

GACA P.O. Box 6326 Jeddah, 21442 Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Mobile 0505605391 salbassam@gaca.gov.sa

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

     

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FAA_ Abu Dhabi, UAE

Mr. Roy

Senior FAA representative International Aviation Middle East Office

Federal Aviation Administration USA Embassy, Abu Dhabi, UAE Tel: + 971 2 4142438 cell: 971508110832 Roy.barnett@faa.gov

Barnett

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FAA _

Mr. Glenn

Manager, International Operations Commercial Aviation Safety Team (CAST)

Federal Aviation Administration (USA) Washington, DC

202-510-8009

DC Washington

Michael

 
 

BOEING

     

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BOEING _ Dubai

Mr. Chamsou

Director for Africa and Middle East Boeing Commercial Airplanes Aviation Safety & Regulatory Affairs

Boeing International Corporation A Subsidiary of the Boeing Company Dubai Airport Free Zone, PO Box 54289 (UAE) Tel: +971-4 2995415 Fax: +971-4 2995416 Cell:+971-56 1741500 chamsou.d.andjorin@boeing.com

D. Andjorin

European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)

     

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SATE

ORGANISATION

NAME

TITLE

COORDINATES

 

15 EASA _Cologne,

Mr. Juan de Mata Morales López

International Cooperation Officer European Aviation Safety Agency

European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Cologne, Germany juan.morales@easa.europa.eu

Germany

 

AIRBUS

     
 

16 Airbus _Toulouse

Mr. Armand

Experimental test pilot, Engineering Flight Operations

Airbus S.A.S 1, Rond Point Maurice Bellonte 31 707 Blagnac Cedex, France Mobile + 33 (0) 6 22 10 36 09 Armand.jacob@orange.fr

Jacob

 

17 French DGAC

Mr. Philippe

International Cooperation_

DGAC - Department of international cooperation Director Cooperation Near and Middle East, South Asia Tel 33-1-58-09-43-42 Fax 33-1-58-09-40-16

Lambert

Middle East Region French DGAC

18 IATA

 

Mr. Iyad

Country Manager, Gulf Area

International Air Transport Association Corniche Al Buhaira, P.O. Box 22663 Sharjah, UAE. Tel +971 6 572 4228 ext. 111 Fax +971 6 572 4680 hindiyehi@iata.org

Hindiyeh

19 ETIHAD

AIRWAYS

Richard Hill

Flight Safety Manager

Etihad Airways, Abu Dhabi RHill@etihad.ae

20 WFP

 

Mr. Samir

WFP Safety Officer

World Food Programme Sharjah Office Tel + 971 6 557 4799 Fax + 971 6 557 4796 Samir.sajet@wfp.org

Sajet

International Civil Aviation Organisation _ ICAO

     

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ICAO

 

ICAO Regional Director,

Regional Director, Middle East Office, Cairo, Egypt Tel + 20 2 2267 4841/45/46 Mobile + 2 012 321 4946 mkhonji@cairo.icao.int icaomid@cairo.icao.int

Mr. Mohamed R. M. Khonji

Middle East Office _ International Civil Aviation Organization

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ORGANISATION

NAME

TITLE

COORDINATES

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ICAO-TCB

Mrs. Nadia

Project Coordinator &

GCAA P.O Box 6558 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Tel + 971 2 405 4267 Mobile + 971 50 32 81 510 nadia.konzali@coscap-icao.org nkonzali@gmail.com

Konzali

Airworthiness Expert. COSCAP-Gulf States

International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Technical Cooperation Bureau (TCB)

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