This document was prepared to assist the bureaus of the Department of the Interior (DOI) to comply with the requirements for a DOI Aviation Security Plan (352 DM 10). The use of this document is intended to provide a standardized method of assessing the security of an Aviation Airport Facility (AAF) that is located on real property owned, or otherwise controlled by DOI.
This advisory circular (AC) provides a Framework for Safety Management System (SMS) development by aviation service providers. It contains a uniform set of expectations that align with the structure and format of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Framework; and Aviation Safety (AVS) policy in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Order VS 8000.367, AVS Safety Management System Requirements, Appendix B.
On any given day, at least 60,000 commercial flights crisscross the U.S. on the safest system of aerial highways in the world. In this program, the network of constant navigational communication that forms those highways is explored: air traffic control. The video goes inside airport flight towers and the country’s busiest regional center, New York’s TRACON, or terminal radar approach control. Air traffic controllers, pilots, FAA officials, the editors of Aviation Week, and the CEO of Continental Airlines are interviewed; all agree that despite its outstanding record, the system is stretched to its limits and is quickly approaching gridlock.
Beginning with a history of humankind’s quest for flight, this video then introduces the basic components of an airplane. It also examines how an aircraft flies, the four forces that affect flight, types of propulsion units, and the instruments used to create movement. It’s an interesting introduction to the basics of aeronautics technology.