Safety Aspects of Aircraft Registration in Malta

Safety Aspects of Aircraft Registration in Malta

ACS-Malta-Safety-AspectsMalta adheres to the high regulation standards as set out by EASA, which are more detailed and stringent than those of the ICAO. Malta has an excellent safety record and its safety standards are also held in high regard by the FAA, which has given Malta a Category 1 rating.

Transport Malta is the national regulator for aircraft in Malta and is thereby responsible for ensuring that safety standards are met. It does so through the operation of a safety oversight system, which adheres to the recommended practices of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The areas covered by these guidelines include: airworthiness; the operation of aircraft; and flight crew licensing.

Transport Malta operates a comprehensive and continuous safety check system. The Civil Aviation Directorate performs initial aircraft inspections upon registration and continues to monitor the safety standards of the aircraft on an ongoing basis through continuous airworthiness management and spot checks.

Malta has a reputable aircraft maintenance sector, which helps to upkeep its high safety standards. A local university has invested heavily in aviation maintenance workshops and has been approved as an EASA Part 147 aviation maintenance training organisation, thereby being able to produce suitably trained maintenance personnel.