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Who is in Charge of Global Airline Safety?

Asked by SmithPow123 (11 points ) October 7th, 2008

I know the FAA regulates U.S. carriers but are there civil aviation authorities throughout the world who also manage global aviation? I came across a company (LiveWire) that provides electrical circuit tests for commercial airplanes – so who decides to implement new safety features such as this and others? Is it solely up to the government of the country? Does anyone know what role the International Civil Aviation Organization plays?

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Scary isn’t it? I was in Egypt and saw guys working on a huge jet engine on the tarmac in the sand. Do you think I thought twice about getting on the plane with the same type of engine? I survived, but the standards were nothing like the US!

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