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The Flight Standard Inspectorate Service (FSIS) was created pursuant to Section 40 of R.A. 9497, otherwise known as the Civil Aviation Act of 2008, to assist the Director General (DG) of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) in carrying out the responsibilities of his office for certification and Under the policy direction of the DG, CAAP, the FSIS has been tasked to ensure the safe conduct of all aviation activities in Philippine Airspace and those conducted overseas by Philippines Air Operators.

VISION


The FSIS aims to be the No. 1 in flight standards service in Asia.

MISSION


To attain its vision, FSIS must accomplish the following mission:

To provide effective and efficient safety oversight of civil aviation through the proper implementation of regulations and conduct of prompt, sustained, and consistent surveillance in accordance with ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices.

Core Functions


• To accomplish its mission, FSIS must perform the following core functions:
• Management of regulations maintenance, development and amendment;
• Airmen licensing and certification of training organizations;
• Maintenance of national registration system for civil aviation aircraft;
• Airworthiness certification and inspection;
• Flight operations certification and inspection;
• Airmen examination of theoretical knowledge and medical fitness;
• Civil aviation aircraft accident and incident investigation assistance and support;
• Civil aviation industry safety analysis; and
• Performance of other functions that higher authorities may direct.

FUNCTIONS OF EACH DEPARTMENT


REGULATORY STANDARDS DEPARTMENT

• Maintenance of all operating regulations, implementing standards and guidance materials;
• Initiation, coordination and monitoring of regulations development and amendment;
• Provision for monitoring enforcement of Philippine Civil Aviation Regulations;
• Civil aviation industry safety research and analysis;
• Technical Library maintenance and management;
• Provision for recording the collection of revenues/fees from sale of Manuals and Guidance Materials , issuance of certifications and other services performed
  for which charges may be prescribed.

AIRWORTHINESS DEPARTMENT

• Provision for drafting and recommendation of amendment of regulations relating to the airworthiness of aircraft;
• Maintenance of National Registration System for civil aviation aircraft;
• Certification and continued inspection and surveillance of certificated air operators on airworthiness aspects;
• Issuance, renewal and continuing validation of the certificates or airworthiness;
• Approvals of modifications and mandatory inspection;
• Approvals and continuing inspection of aircraft maintenance organizations;
• Approvals and continuing inspection of the maintenance aspect of an AOC;
• Provision for the monitoring and control of mandatory continuing airworthiness information;
• Provision for recording the collection of fees for the Aircraft Registration, Certificates of Airworthiness, Approve Maintenance and Design Organization
  Certificates, Type Validation Certificates, and/or any other airworthiness services performed for which charges may be prescribed;
• Recommendation on the approval or designations delegated to perform specific tasks related to airworthiness of aircraft.

FLIGHT OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT

• Provision for drafting and recommendation of amendment of regulations relating to aircraft operations;
• Initial evaluation and inspection of AOC applicants;
• Certification and continued surveillance of AOC holders;
• Flight checking and evaluation of flight crew and flight examiners;
• Aircraft cabin safety inspection and surveillance;
• Certification and continued surveillance of General Aviation and Aerial Works operations;
• Issuance of operational permits and/or specific authorizations (CAT II/III. ETOPS, RNP, RVSM, AWOP, MNPS, RNAV, PRM, LVTO, transport of
  dangerous goods, etc.);
• Inspection surveillance of transport of Dangerous Goods by air;
• Assistance to LCD in the inspection, certification and continued surveillance of ATOs, when required;
• Provision for recording the collection of fees for Air Operator Certificates and/or any other flight operations services performed for which charges may
  be prescribed;
• Provision for the conduct of regulatory compliance of the aviation industry and assistance in the enforcement process, when required;
• Recommendation for the approval or designation of and supervision of individuals or organizations delegated to perform specific tasks related to
  operation of aircraft.

LICENSING AND CERTIFICATION DEPARTMENT

• Provision for drafting and recommendation of amendment of regulations relating to the training and licensing of airmen;
• Assessment and approval of applications for airmen licenses and ratings and the issue of airmen’s licenses and ratings to qualified applicants;
• Validation of licenses and ratings issued by other contracting states;
• Certification and continued surveillance of approved aviation training organizations;
• Provision for recording the collection of fees for examinations, flight or practical tests, issuance of certificates to Approved Training Organizations and the
  services performed for which charges may be prescribed;
• Recommendation on the approval or designation of and supervision of individuals or organizations delegated to perform specific tasks related to
  licensing of airmen.

AIRMEN EXAMINATION BOARD

• Development and design of written examinations of airmen;
• Participation in skills surveillance and control of airmen;
• Administration of the written examinations for airmen;

OFFICE OF THE FLIGHT SURGEON AND AVIATION MEDICINE

• Determination of the medical fitness of airmen license applicants;
• Issuance of airmen medical certificate to qualified applicants;
• Management of the Flight Surgeon Rating and Designated Aviation Medical Examiner Program;
• Participation in the conduct of aircraft accident/incident investigation;
• Participation in the conduct of search and rescue (SAR), when required;
• Provision for medical services for organic personnel of the CAAP.

CERTIFICATE MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT

• Assist in carrying out FSIS responsibilities of certification and inspection of aircraft, airmen and operators, with exclusive focus on two major Air Transport
  Operators in the Philippines, namely Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific Air;
• Provide effective and efficient safety oversight of civil aviation, which becomes more attainable through the specific attention extended to these
  two major carriers;
• Ensure that PAL and Cebu Pacific Air, as the major players in the local aviation industry, are better guided in the proper implementation of civil aviation
  regulations and are monitored with the conduct of prompt, sustained, and consistent surveillance and inspections in accordance with ICAO Standards and
  Recommended Practices;
• Both functions of the Flight Operations Department (FOD) and Airworthiness Department (AWD) have been incorporated into the responsibilities of the CMD.
  These would include:

° Aircraft operations
° Flight crew checks
° Certification of AOC holders
° Aircraft cabin safety checks
° Dangerous goods surveillance
° Certification of airworthiness of aircraft
° Surveillance of AMOs
° Others