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1 1 5 June 2009 NATO Unclassified releasable to EU Airworthiness Timothy E. Gowen NATO Ad Hoc Airworthiness Group NATO perspective

2 2 5 June 2009 NATO Unclassified releasable to EU Briefing Outline Introduction Current Framework NATO Specific Requirements Latest Developments Future Steps Areas of co-operation

3 3 5 June 2009 NATO Unclassified releasable to EU Introduction Airworthiness acceptable level of safety is about achieving an acceptable level of safety … fit and safe for flight …is a standard of safety for an aeronautical product demonstrating that it is fit and safe for flight, in conformance with its approved type design, manufacturing and maintenance standards, and operated within its design limits…. technically and operationally airworthythe evidence to this effect ….and, is a discipline that is concerned with the determination of whether or not an aeronautical product has achieved a state of being technically and operationally airworthy, and produces the evidence to this effect.

4 4 5 June 2009 NATO Unclassified releasable to EU Current framework Military Aviation unique requirements Military aircraft have unique requirements: Armament Battle damage Ejection Seats Flight envelope extremes; and Higher levels of risk management National responsibility Still a National responsibility - each country is responsible for its own regulation and management… required …but standards and/or unique regulations required

5 5 5 June 2009 NATO Unclassified releasable to EU availability interoperability NATO is NOT a Regulator but dependent on the availability and interoperability of its Member Nations Forces, thus: Standardisation Economy of effort Mutual trust Military MissionSafety Balance between Military Mission and Safety NATO Wide Minimum Safety Framework Common Common policy, standards and procedures leverage the benefits for NATOs existing and future air assets provide for value-added cooperation. NATO Specifics are Critical

6 6 5 June 2009 NATO Unclassified releasable to EU NATO Specifics Recognized A/W needs NATO Specific capabilities NATO Specific capabilities (owned/leased air assets) NATO Airborne Early Warning & Control (NAEW&C) NATO Strategic Air Lift Capability (NSAC) NATO AGS (Air Ground Surveillance), and need NATO UAVs, need : Standardised military aviation requirements (including A/W standards) Seamless connection into the overall aviation system Harmonized requirements for airspace usage in cross-border operations Due regard to international obligations and general (Air) Law principles

7 7 5 June 2009 NATO Unclassified releasable to EU Latest Developments NATO Airworthiness Ad-Hoc Working Group Scope develop specific policy/standards for NATO owned/leased air assets and/or those operating under NATO Aegis provide the necessary framework for the regulation of military aviation that achieves an acceptable level of safety for NATO owned or leased air assets, including those operating under NATO Aegis. Focus Focus : Define the roles and responsibilities of a NATO Military Aviation Authority. Define the minimum Military Aviation Regulations and look into the need to develop standards for minimum A/W requirements. Address both initial (acquisition) and continuing (maintenance) airworthiness. Identify and define a common set of terms and definitions for NATO A/W.

8 8 5 June 2009 NATO Unclassified releasable to EU Program of Work address the need to develop a NATO A/W Framework (Principles and Policy); address the need to develop NATO A/W related STANAGs; expand liaison and cooperation with other A/W specialized/affected organizations; address A/W Terminology; continuously update its Terms of Reference.Objectives Achieve an acceptable and known level of safety for military aeronautical products Provide safe flights for all personnel Address liability issues with NATO Aircraft and/or those operating under NATO. Address legal and political scrutiny Increase harmonization of airspace regulations Leverage of common policies, standards and procedures: good business practices. Provide for a common airworthiness policy. Allow for common validation and certification. Enable Exchange of Information. Latest Developments NATO Airworthiness Ad-Hoc Working Group

9 9 5 June 2009 NATO Unclassified releasable to EU Future Steps Better coordination between different functionalities - A/W and Safety are all encompassing activities from procurement, through maintenance, material support, and operation, to disposal Coherent approach Military cooperation in Airworthiness has just started Active involvement required Possible establishment of a permanent NATO A/W Body Increased cooperation - strong liaison with A/W related organizations (EDA, EMAAG, EASA, ASIC, etc) 4 th meeting of NATO AWAHWG April 2009 (NATO HQ)

10 10 5 June 2009 NATO Unclassified releasable to EU Areas of Co-operation Common rulemaking principles Harmonisation of regulations and procedures Exchange of best practises Certification of military aircraft Exchange of safety information Working arrangements and Agreements for Technical Co-operation

11 11 5 June 2009 NATO Unclassified releasable to EU Airworthiness NATO perspective


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