Hello and welcome to the Skyward Airways family! I'm Chris, your Compliance Manager. As you are starting your journey with us, this training module is a key step in your orientation.
The FAA, or Federal Aviation Administration, governs all civil aviation within the United States. Adhering to their regulations helps us maintain the highest safety and professional standards in the industry.
Regardless of your role - be it ground crew, flight attendant, pilot, or corporate office staff - we all contribute to safety and adherence to regulations.
Let's go over three key FAA regulations that play a part in our day-to-day operations.
Firstly, Flight Duty Period, which mandates a minimum rest period of 10 hours between flights. This helps prevent fatigue and ensures our passengers' safety.
Next up there’s Weight and Balance. FAA regulations state that exceeding weight limits or improperly distributing it can endanger flight safety. That's why careful management of luggage and cargo is crucial.
Lastly, we have Maintenance and Inspection. Regular checks of aircraft, as per FAA's rigorous standards, keep our fleet in top condition and ready to fly.
Remember, FAA regulations are updated regularly, so staying current is part of our shared commitment to safety at Skyward.
The rules may seem strict, but they exist to ensure everyone's safety, which is our top priority.
This was just a brief introduction. More specific topics will follow in this training module. Make sure to review the latest FAA updates regularly. And remember, if you're ever in doubt, don't hesitate to reach out. We're all part of the Skyward team, working together to make our airline the safest in the skies.