The Transport Airplane Directorate has published a draft Transport Airplane Risk Assessment Methodology Handbook. The risk assessment methodology found in this guide is expected to become a design approval requirement, and may be applied to PMA part applications in the future.
Risk assessment is a central component of the FAA’s proposed SMS Notice of Proposed Rule Making, so it is likely that Handbook could become the basis for risk assessment across other regulated sectors.
There are two MS Word documents. The policy is a short introduction and the Handbook is the text with the real meat to it. Both of the following are links to the FAA’s online drafts:
Please let MARPA know if you see any adverse impact to your own business, or potential adverse impact to other PMA companies’ business, in this draft.
The comment period for this proposed policy ends February 28, 2011.