Military Airworthiness and Air Safety in the GCC: Establishing a Common Framework

To ensure safety standards for flight crew and personnel on the ground, a holistic regulatory framework for airworthiness and air safety incorporating aircraft design, its physical condition as it is continuously operated, and the organizations and personnel responsible for maintenance is imperative. Unlike the civil sector, most militaries develop their own airworthiness and safety requirements. Still, GCC nations have primarily relied on original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to work with local maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) contractors and operators to furnish such requirements for military aircraft programs.