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Volume 14,Issue 3 Autumn 2012

Xianyang Airport passes safety audit


Xianyang International Airport in Xian City, Shaanxi, passed a safety audit on June 27, conducted by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).
This was the first safety audit conducted by the CAAC in northwest China after issuing CCAR-140 Civil Airport Operation Safety Management Regulations or CAAC Order 191. The airport passing the audit means that it has reached international standards on safety management. The safety audit is conducted by the CAAC to make compliance checks on airports, fuel and air traffic management units according to standards of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), national safety production rules and laws, civil aviation rules and other standards and regulations. The audit, which lasted for five days, saw 33 auditors from the CAAC headquarters, CAAC Northwest Regional Administration and affiliated supervision offices and the CAAC Central South Regional Administration conducting checks. The audit group was formed into 10 subgroups. They focused on seven factors on safety audit and 10 aspects, including general safety, flight area safety, visual aid facility, apron safety, firefighting safety, emergency rescue, airport refueling, passenger transport, cargo transport and dangerous goods transport. The group checked a total of 1,474 audit items and the compliance rate of the airport reached 96.96 percent.

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