This paper is to introduce the subject of Aircraft Operator audits to those for whom this may be a new topic - and for those of you who are familiar with the concept hopefully this will put a little more flesh on the bones of your knowledge.

First of all it is important to define some of the terms and simultaneously the scope of this brief presentation. You will notice the title refers to worldwide auditing and I think we can say that my Company activity is truly worldwide, visiting very many countries and supporting the activities of companies all over our International Group.

The definition of audit is always good for a healthy debate but let me explain that we refer to a process of acquiring information by close research, question, examination and observation on all aspects of an aircraft operator business and comparing those findings to standards which are required for our operations.

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