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Program Standards
The verification audit process will include confirmation that the operator meets the following standards:

» Aircraft
• Operator uses multi-engine, turbine-powered (turbojet airplane, turboprop airplane and/or twin-turbine helicopter);
• Aircraft are crewed by two pilots;
• Emergency equipment is adequate for assigned mission.

» Administrative
• Management staff has relevant qualifications and experience;
• Minimum insurance carried of US$50 million combined coverage for turbojet, $35 million for turboprop, and $20 million for helicopter;
• Duty-time and flight-time controls, where appropriate, implement recommendations of the FSF Fatigue Countermeasures Task Force;
• No financial or legal problems exist that could adversely affect safe operations;
• Operator's history should show no Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) sanctions or accidents within past five years, or an explanation of any such occurrences must be presented;
• Flight operations manual that details standard operating procedures defining stabilized approach, mandatory go-around policies, pilot in command duties, use of automation, etc., and includes a revision process; and,
• Qualified handling agencies (Universal, Air Routing, Jeppesen, etc.) support of international operations.

» Safety
• A proactive, in-house safety program functions with positive support from senior management;
• A safety coordinator is designated;
• A process is in place for incident/hazard reporting and response;
• A cabin-emergency-procedures-training program is in place;
• Ground and in-flight security procedures are in place; and,
• Safety initiatives have been implemented to prevent controlled-flight-into-terrain (CFIT) and approach-and-landing accident.

» Maintenance
• Inspection-and-maintenance program is in accordance with manufacturer recommendations;
• Minimum equipment list and deferred maintenance are monitored and are controlled;
• Life-limited and time-controlled components are monitored and are controlled;
• Experience requirements
• Manager: three years;
• Certificated technicians: three years with aircraft-specific training by a qualified organization;
• Contract-maintenance and vendor-surveillance policies are in place with operator oversight; and,

Quality control of parts and materials is maintained, and periodic audits are conducted of parts suppliers.

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