Civil aviation has grown at a rapid rate around the world. With so much growth, it is critical to gain the knowledge, hands-on experience, and understanding of how to accurately report, document, preserve and provide support for an aircraft accident investigation. At (L/D)max Aviation Safety Group, we are doing just that for a number of national and international agencies.
Aircraft accident investigation is a specialized task that should only be undertaken by qualified investigators. In most cases, states will have personnel dedicated solely to accident investigation. Other aviation organizations act in a supporting role to these official investigations. Appropriately, qualified personnel should be identified and trained in accident investigation techniques prior to being assigned to accident investigation duties.
Beyond the national level of accident investigation, government agencies around the world have the challenging responsibilities that come with the investigation of aircraft accidents occurring on an international level more frequently than ever. Detailed and accurate reporting along with meticulous preservation of evidence and full support of an investigation team are critical in such situations. And ensuring that all these responsibilities are met is essential. For these reasons, and others, these governments are signatory to the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization). The ICAO Annex 13 ensures that as an operator of a civil aircraft meets these requirements. (L/D)max Aviation provides the training demanded by the international community and to the investigative agencies identified by ICAO as well as those organizations supporting their investigations.
The process and techniques for investigating aircraft accidents must follow regulations that have been set forth by governmental investigation agencies and understood by the industry. It is essential to understand these completely and accurately when investigating an aircraft accident. To be qualified to join an investigation (whether part of the investigative agency or having been asked to join), an individual must not only having the technical expertise necessary to support the investigation, but also must understand the investigation process and techniques in order to aid in completion of the aircraft accident in an efficient and accurate manner. (L/D)max Aviation follows the suggested curriculum outlined by ICAO Circular 298 AN/172, Training Guidelines for Aircraft Accident Investigators, and the Guidelines for Investigator Training and Education published by the International Society of Air Safety Investigators (ISAI).
In addition to the skills and knowledge needed to aid in an aircraft accident investigation, it is also fundamental to a successful aviation safety program to develop their staff's ability to identify, investigate, and precisely analyze any factors that may be the cause of a near accident. When a team is prepared with such knowledge and experience, they are able to work towards prevention of accidents in addition to their abilities to investigate them.
(L/D)max Aviation offers a number of courses to provide safety training to a number of aviation industry agencies around the world. From small, private companies in civil aviation to large government agencies to military aviation organizations, we provide education and training at all levels in a continued effort to make the aviation industry safer. Our partnerships throughout the industry and our highly experienced instructors make us a leader in the effort to continue making the aviation industry safer for the world.