Sir Charles Haddon-Cave presented a review of the UK MAA airworthiness system in his investigation into the RAF Nimrod XV230 loss and

Sir Charles Haddon-Cave presented a review of the UK MAA airworthiness system in his investigation into the RAF Nimrod XV230 loss and fatalities in Afghanistan. One of his statements within the report is: “ Most aviation organizations worth their salt espouse safety and airworthiness as thei r ‘highest priority’ and enunciate ‘principles’ to which they profess adherence. Translating these laudable aspirations into a practical reality, however, is easier said than done ”. He has offered four new principles as a foundation for a new airworthiness system: (i) leadership, (ii) independence, (iii) people (not just process and paper), (iv) simplicity. Choose one of these four new principles, then detail and quantify its importance to maintaining safety and airworthiness