FAA - FO N 8900.571
Airworthiness and Operational Risk-Based Decision Making
|Publication Date:||20 November 2020|
Purpose of This Notice - Awareness.
This notice brings awareness to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) safety inspectors of risk-based decision-making guidance and resources that eliminate single-person decisions, supports the reestablishment of compliance, and provides procedures to authorize alternative methods to continue safe operations as needed and as appropriate. When operational and/or airworthiness issues are complex, difficult to determine, or there is potential for controversy, Flight Standards (FS) employees will exercise risk-based decision making and eliminate single-person decisions. This notice also provides awareness that FAA Order 8900.1, Volume 3, Chapter 60, Section 1, Risk-Based Decision Making Airworthiness Directive Compliance, and Volume 3, Chapter 60, Section 2, Interdependent Risk-Based Compliance and Management Decision Making, now reflect this expectation.