SAFA TCAS

International Operations Manual

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If you want to know how to beat a SAFA ramp check, I recommend you start here: SAFA Inspection.

One of the hot items during these ramp checks in 2016 has been TCAS, more specifically, TCAS version 7.1. How do you prove you have that installed? In most airplanes there is no discernible way to do that from the cockpit. So you need to bring documentation. If you are flying a Gulfstream G450 I have specific documentation shown below. For all other aircraft, this should as least give you an idea on what to look for.

Everything here is from the references shown below, with a few comments in an alternate color.

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20160917

SAFA and TCAS

The Gulfstream G450 TCAS 7.1 Aircraft Service Change

It will be helpful to have the manufacturer's installation order. In the case of a Gulfstream G450 . . .

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The Gulfstream G450 ASC documentation

You will also need something that proves you have the particular item installed. In the case of a G450, you need to prove Aircraft Service Change (ASC) 077 is installed. Here's what that documentation looks like for us, I've removed the serial number and signatures.

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