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ANTONOV COMPANY in the domain of Aviation safety promotion

ANTONOV COMPANY provides a high quality of air-supported vehicles when manufacturing them, takes direct part in activities related to continuing airworthiness of “AN” aircraft throughout their whole lifespan

Safety is the key requirement while designing “AN” aircraft

Air transport is one of the main components of today’s world infrastructure, the most significant link of the united transport system. This is the area where the ANTONOV Company is one of the advanced and reliable designers and manufacturers on the global market of the aircraft industry. About one hundred types and modifications of passenger, transport, and special purpose aircraft are well-known and extensively operated all over the world. More than 75 countries of the world are the partners of the ANTONOV Company, and the number of manufactured aircraft is more than 20,000 examples. The ANTONOV Company is the Approved Design Organization and the Approved Aircraft Production Organization responsible for designing, manufacturing, testing, and type certification of “AN” aircraft, provides a high quality of air-supported vehicles when manufacturing them, takes direct part in activities related to continuing airworthiness of “AN” aircraft throughout their whole lifespan. The ANTONOV Company has a management system available that involves human resources policies, personnel training policies, quality and flight safety policies.

The ANTONOV Company is the Approved Design Organization and the Approved Aircraft Production Organization responsible for designing, manufacturing, testing, and type certification of “AN” aircraft.

Aircraft safety is achieved by appropriate aviation equipment maintenance, as well as by providing a background for efficient use of aircraft as intended. Continued airworthiness procedures for “AN” fleet of different types are developed and improved systematically at the ANTONOV Company. The experience gained from performed tests of the aircraft construction and annual analysis of each type fleet operation are taken into consideration therein. The ANTONOV Company, based on the results of static tests, the estimation of equivalent loads, and an accumulated experience in fleet operation, conducts scientific and research works on defining the opportunities and conditions for service life and service time extension individually for each “AN” aircraft type. The ANTONOV Company’s specialists on a regular basis review the effective operation and maintenance publications regarding to all “AN” aircraft types for compliance with actual operation conditions, update it to increase the level of safety and to reduce operators’ expenses on aircraft.

Continued airworthiness, make corresponding amendments and supplements in it, develop service bulletins on adjustments relevant to service life and service time limitations, and bulletins that are pertinent to “AN” aircraft safety as well. All operators have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with actual operation publications in respect of corresponding aircraft types on the ANTONOV Company’s specialized portal. The ANTONOV Company’s specialists are engaged in activities related to continued airworthiness and life time of “AN” aircraft, by virtue of research works on defining the opportunities and conditions for their extension, for each specific aircraft due to its technical peculiarities and operating time since placed in service and since last overhaul, as well as in view of changes made in design. All decisions concerning the aircraft major zones, replacement of parts or units, or design modifications are subject to rigorous analysis, testing, verification, and certification. With the knowledge of critical zones and through the use of inspection equipment, it will enable to detect opportunely dangerous hidden defects and to give recommendations on their elimination and the high-quality repair.

>100

types and modifications of passenger, transport and specialized aircraft are well-known and actively exploited in the world

>75

countries of the world are partners of the ANTONOV Company

>20 k

manufactured aircraft

All operators have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with actual operation publications in respect of corresponding aircraft types on the ANTONOV Company’s specialized portal.

Furthermore, the ANTONOV Company cooperates with State Aviation Administrations in order to support the countries where “AN” aircraft are operated, to develop effective plans of aircraft safety improvement. Thus, working together, the improvements in aviation safety are more impressive as a result of information interchange between Manufacturer and Operators. For the purpose of implementing the requirements of ICAO Annex 19 and Doc 9859 “SMM”, the Department of Aviation Safety Management System engaged in collection, processing, and analysis of data to improve “AN” aircraft safety was established at the ANTONOV Company. All information from operators submitted to the Department of Aviation Safety Management System is subject to a detailed analysis by the ANTONOV Company’s specialists after its processing. Following on from the results of the analysis, the ANTONOV Company as a design organization defines the presence of dangerous conditions within a typical aircraft structure. Aviation safety and flight safety promotion is one of the principal functions of the ANTONOV Company’s activities. We dedicate our efforts to aircraft design, flight tests, manufacture and operation of aircraft, and service provision as well. These are the directions in which the Aviation Safety Management System is developing at the ANTONOV Company according to the requirements and recommendations of ICAO, which include innovative approaches and advanced standards on safety. Therefore, working in partnership, the ANTONOV Company ensures the implementation of all actions which are of great importance in providing the safe operation of “AN” aircraft.

Collection and analysis of data on failures, defects, malfunctions, and flight occurrences and accidents

According to the requirements of Aviation Regulation of Ukraine ARU-21 (Part-21) and Aviation Regulation AR-21, the ANTONOV Company conducts collection and analysis of data on flight occurrences and accidents, failures, defects, and malfunctions that took place during the operation, maintenance, and manufacture of air vessels, vendor parts, components, and equipment.

Urgently:

In case of flight occurrences and accidents (serious accidents), which happened to “AN” aircraft, the operator must send immediately all available information to the e-mail address: safety@antonov.com, by way of the Technical Occurence Report in the AC form. On weekends and public holidays the Technical Occurence Report is also required to be sent by Fax: +38(044)400-97-76.

Important:

In order to estimate on time the consequences of every occurrence including failures, defects, and malfunctions, which could cause the hazardous state of an air vessel, and to elaborate remedial measures and arrangements for their prevention, operators, maintenance organizations, and manufacturers of aircraft, parts, components, and equipment in case of occurrences, failures, defects, and malfunctions must draw up the Technical Occurence Report using Form AC. Once the Technical Occurence Report is drawn up, it has to be send to the ANTONOV Company’s e-mail address: safety@antonov.com. Investigation reports on aviation events are required to be sent by e-mail: safety@antonov.com or by Tel/Fax: +38044-454-33-00.

Technical Occurence Report Instructions on how to fill in Form AC
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The ANTONOV Company is engaged in computer-assisted software engineering thus improving the process of information gathering from all possible sources, facilitating information transferring through the notification forms, and accelerating development of remedial measures for promotion of “AN” aircraft safety. Computer-assisted software engineering is based on international standards and recommendations for aviation organizations in the domain of civil aviation safety.

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Cautions

Aviation events caused by one single factor appear very seldom, in most cases they are the result of series of reasons. Therefore, having analyzed conditions caused the event, there is a chance to avoid terrible cases in the future. All information submitted by operators is subject to a detailed analysis at the ANTONOV Company. Basing on the results of the analysis, the ANTONOV Company’s specialists define the presence of dangerous conditions within the typical aircraft structure. In those cases when operators fail to provide information, the ANTONOV Company cannot guarantee the safe operation of aircraft. Unfortunately, not all operators of “AN” aircraft provide the ANTONOV Company with information in respect of aviation events, accidents, failures, defects, and malfunctions on time and in its entirety. It is for this reason the ANTONOV Company demands from operators to meet all requirements stipulated by aircraft operation publications, the ICAO’s governing documentation and Aviation Regulations, in particular, to deliver to the ANTONOV Company information on aviation events, accidents, failures, defects, and malfunctions of “AN” aircraft on time and in its entirety, as well as to submit opportunely Technical Reports on investigation of aviation events and accidents. The ANTONOV Company requests all Aviation Administrations and State Aviation Entities to influence the operators that discharge their obligations not in full. It is only by virtue of joint efforts and permanent control over the operational status of “AN” aircraft fleet, the global safety system will continue to be enhanced and improved.

Timely informing to ANTONOV COMPANY on the part of operators and maintenance organizations is a key to maintaining the safe operation of the "Antonov" aircraft.

Contacts

Dissenting Opinion

If you have any questions, comments, propositions or claims with regard to “AN” aircraft safety, please take an opportunity to inform us of it.

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Department of Aviation Safety Management System

+380(44)454-33-00 +380(44)454-33-00 safety@antonov.com

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+380(44)454-28-24 +380(44)454-28-24 fsd@antonov.kiev.ua
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Important! Obligatory information is required to be send only in a determined form provided for notifications – see Section “Collection and analysis of information”

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