Safety and Compliance Audits examine an aircraft operator’s systems, processes, practices and documentation. They are invaluable management tools.

Our comprehensive Safety Audits determine whether the operations and maintenance activities of an airline, charter operator or flight department are in compliance with regulatory requirements as well as with internal standards, policies and procedures and industry best practices.

Our more targeted Compliance Audits, such as our Pre-FAA and Pre-DOD Inspection Audits, focus primarily on ensuring that operations and/or maintenance activities are conducted completely in accordance with the relevant regulations governing the activity.

We use formalized protocols in the accomplishment of Safety and Compliance Audits. We follow a structured process of systematically and objectively reviewing and evaluating all relevant aspects of the flight operation and/or maintenance activity being audited.

R Dixon Speas Associates is an Air Charter Safety Foundation Accredited Audit Company, authorized to conduct audits of charter operators and shared ownership management companies to the ACSF Industry Audit Standard.

Many of our auditors are also IBAC Accredited, enabling them to conduct certification audits in accordance with the IS-BAO international standard.

Typical benefits from an R. Dixon Speas Associates Safety Audit or Compliance Audit include:

  • Assessment of compliance with applicable regulations (such as the U.S. Federal Aviation Regulations), requirements, and standards.

  • Early identification of deviations in compliance, enabling the operator to take corrective action. This is particularly helpful in preparation for a regulatory inspection, such as a National Aviation Safety Inspection Program (NASIP) Inspection conducted by the FAA.

  • Assessment of the viability and effectiveness of existing programs and processes.

  • Identification of deviations from internal policies and procedures before the deviations become significant safety issues.

  • Financial savings from timely correction of existing problems, avoidance of potential problems, and avoidance of civil penalties.