In these litigious times, the Association must include this DISCLAIMER:
The materials provided on the RACCA Safety Corner web page were contributed by member operators as generic draft examples. They are intended for further development by individual operators so as to reflect those operators' operating environments, philosophies, personnel, and resources.  Regional Air Cargo Carriers Association makes no representations or warranties as to the materials' sufficiency, validity, or efficacy.  No person using them is entitled to rely upon them as presented - they require further development to incorporate appropriate operator-specific features. Persons preparing the material for training applications should consult competent advisors or counsel. 
 
     
  To download the customizable Simplified Safety Management System Click Here

To download the Crew Resource Management and Flight Release Guide discussed at the 2010 Spring Conference Click Here

 
     

Safety Management System
RACCA's Safety Committee rolled out the Association's new Safety Management System (SMS) during the plenary session at RACCA's 2009 Spring Conference. The system is based upon AC 120-92, other FAA guidance material, and material from sources outside the FAA. “SMS Lite” was praised by FAA Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety Nick Sabatini, who was RACCA's keynote conference speaker that year and was present during SMS Lite's introduction. Sabatini noted that the agency is strongly encouraging the adoption of SMS by all operators, and that it would likely eventually become a requirement.

In 2012, the RACCA safety committee revised and updated the document, and published "SSMS" – RACCA’s "Simplified Safety Management System."

The RACCA boilerplate SSMS Manual is designed so operators can fill in certain blanks to tailor the document to their own company, add or subtract features to adapt the program to the needs of their own organization, and then introduce the system as a stand-alone safety manual, or chapter in their company's Operations, Personnel, or other manual.

(please refer to disclaimer at the top of the page)

 
  Fatigue Education Program

Fatigue in Aviation - Power Point Presentation

(
Fatigue in Aviation.ppt)

Generic Healthful Hints - MS Word Doc
(GenericHealthfulHints.doc)

RACCA Fatigue Poster #1 - MS Word Doc
(SandmanPoster2.doc)
RACCA Fatigue Poster #1 - Adobe PDF
(SandmanPoster2.pdf)
 
  Initial Operating Experience and Interim Line Checks

IOE and Interim Line Checks - Power Point Presentation

(
Line Check.ppt)
 
  Approved Ground De-Icing / Anti-Icing Program

Aircraft Ground Deicing - Power Point Presentation
(Aircraft Ground Deicing.ppt)

Part 1 - Sample Deicing Training - MS Word Doc
(Part1raccasampledeicetraining.doc)

Part 2 - Hot Table Training - MS Word Doc
(Part2raccahottabletraining.doc)

Part 3 - SAMPLE Aircraft Deicing Instructions - MS Word Doc
(Part3raccaSAMPLEAircraftDeicingInstructions.doc)

Part 4 - Sample Flow Chart - MS Word Doc
(part4raccasampleflowchart.doc)

FAA Winter 2006-07 Deicing/Anti-icing Guidance -
MS Word Doc
(FAAHOT2006-2007.doc)

Deicing Form Sample - MS Word Doc
(deiceformssample.doc)
 
  Enhanced Flight Following

Enhanced Flight Following - Power Point Presentation
(EnhancedFlightFollowing JH2.ppt)

Sample Operational Control Flight Release Checklist -
MS Word Doc
(FltRls2.doc)
 
 
New Technology

Cockpit moving map displays: Arrangements are currently being finalized to afford RACCA members a significant factory discount on Garmin GNS-430W / 530W radios, which incorporate GPS-based moving map displays; we expect to be able to publish details in early August

Terrain advisory features: Arrangements are currently being finalized to afford RACCA members a significant factory discount on Garmin GNS-430W / 530W radios, which incorporate a GPS-based terrain warning feature; we expect to be able to publish details in early August

Affordable, simple autopilot: We are working with S-Tec on special RACCA pricing for the S-Tec System30 autopilot, a simple heading-hold / altitude-hold unit which is widely STC'd, simple to install, reliable, and cost effective.