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AAA - FAQ Disclaimer

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Adequate aerodromes - What are the physical requirements?

3

ADS-B - What is it?

4

Advisory Circular (AC) - What is it?

5

Aerodrome Signs Colour Coding - What do the colours designate?

6

AESOP - What is it?

7

Airborne Weather Radar - Australian Requirements?

8

Aircraft Evacuation Certification - What's the process?

9

Aircraft Locator Beacons under water - Do they still work?

10

Anti-icing - What is it?

11

Asymmetric Training at Controlled Aerodrome - Is approval required?

12

Australian Chief Pilot Qualifications - Can the regulator exercise discretion?

13

Australian Civil Aviation - How is it administered?

14

Avgas - What are the grades and how can I tell?

15

Aviation consultant - How do I choose one?

16

Aviation Consultant - What do they do?

17

Aviation Emergency Phases - How are they defined?

18

BARS - What is it?

19

Bit Aircraft Address (24 bit code) - What is it?

20

Blood Alcohol Content - What is the maximum?

21

Cabin attendants - How many are required in Australian aircraft?

22

Can I use an Australian registered aircraft on another country's AOC?

23

Carburettor ice - What to do if symptoms occur?

24

Carburettor icing - What is it?

25

Certified Aerodrome in Australia - What is it?

26

CFIT - What is it?

27

Cold soak effect - What is it?

28

Composite Materials - What are the benefits?

29

Critical Mach Number - What is it?

30

Drug and Alcohol Management - How will the program work?

31

Drug and Alcohol Management Plans - Will my company need one?

32

Drug and Alcohol Testing - What will a DAMP have to cover?

33

Electrical Load Analysis - What is it?

34

Electronc Flight Bag Class 1, 2, 3. - What's the differences?

35

Electronic Flight Bag - What is it?

36

Emergency locator beacons - What frequencies do they operate on?

37

Emergency response plan - What is it?

38

Equivilent Safety - What is it?

39

Exposition - What is it?

40

Extended Diversion Time Operation (EDTO) - What is it?

41

Flight Information Service - What information is included?

42

Flight Recorders - How often are they checked?

43

Flight Safety Foundation - What is it?

44

Foreign Operators - Is approval required to fly into Australia?

45

GPS RAIM - What is it?

46

Hand-held VHF Radio - Can I use one in an aircraft?

47

Helicopter Access Corridor - What is it?

48

Helicopter Landing Site (HLS) - What is it?

49

Holding Fuel - What is it?

50

Holding on an Active Runway - What is required?

51

How can top management demonstrate a commitment to safety?

52

HUMS - What is it?

53

Ice, Frost and Snow - What is the effect on an aircraft?

54

IS-BAO What is it?

55

JUST Culture - What is it?

56

LAHSO Operations - What is it?

57

Large Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) - How is it defined in Australia?

58

'Life limitation' - What is meant by this term?

59

Mach Number - What is it?

60

Mercy Flight - What is it?

61

Micro Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) - How is it defined in Australia?

62

Mogas - Can I use it in my aircraft?

63

Noise Certification Chapters 2, 3, 4 - How are these defined?

64

Noise Certification Standards - Where may I find them?

65

No-Transgression Zone - What is it?

66

On Line Safety Library (FAA) - What is it?

67

Outcome Based Aviation Legislation - What does this mean?

68

Precision Runway Monitor (PRM) - What is it?

69

Proving Flight - Are they required for a new AOC applicant?

70

Proving Flights - What are the general requirements?

71

Reduced Vertical Separation Minima (RVSM) - What are the minimum equipment requirements?

72

REPCON - What is it?

73

Required Navigation Performance (RNP) - What is it?

74

Reversal Procedure for an Instrument Approach - What is it?

75

Risk Management Standard - What is it?

76

RNAV Data Integrity - How could this be assured?

77

Rule-making consultation in Australia - How is it done?

78

Runway Incursion - How is it defined?

79

Runway markers - What are the characteristics?

80

Runway overrun warning and protection system - What is it?

81

Runway visibility - How is it determined?

82

Safety Management Manual - Why do we need one?

83

Safety Management System - Need a safety committee?

84

Safety Management Systems - Why are some ineffective?

85

Safety Management Systems (SMS) - What is an internal investigation?

86

Scud Running - What is it?

87

Securing Aircraft - What is required in Australia?

88

Segregated Parallel Operations - What is it?

89

SID - What is it?

90

Sight marking of powerlines and cables - when and how?

91

Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) - How is it defined?

92

Standard Instrument Arrival (STAR) - Whats that?

93

Standard Instrument Departure (SID) - What's that?

94

Tethered Balloon - What is it and which aviation rules apply?

95

Third party aviation contractors – Who are they and who is accountable?

96

Threat and error management – What is it?

97

Turbofan, Turbo-jet and Turbo-prop - what's the difference?

98

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) - What is it?

99

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Commercial Operations - Do I require any approval?

100

Variable Fuel Reserve - What is it?

101

Very Light Jet (VLJ) - How is a VLJ defined?

102

Water on the Runway - What are the descriptors?

103

What are examples of management not demonstrating a strong safety culture?

104

What are the desired outcome and outputs of an aviation safety regulator?

105

What are the key elements of a SMS?

106

What are the responsibilities of an ICAO contracting State?

107

What is a common issue causing safety incidents and accidents in commercial aviation?

108

What is a high capacity aircraft?

109

What is a Safety Management System (SMS)?

110

What is an 83 bis agreement?

111

What is governance in the aviation context?

112

What is the difference between a SMS and a Quality Management System (QMS)?

113

What questions could an aviation company director ask about a safety matter?

114

What safety compliance management models are used by regulators?

115

Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) - What is it?

 

 
   
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