The Office of Certification and Analysis (OCA) handles issues concerning certification related to flight operations. Those issues can concern aircraft, quality systems, air navigation services, etc. Special emphasis has always been placed on type certificates of aircraft (TC), supplemental type certificates (STC), and modifications to aircraft. Communication with the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) concerning those issues also falls under the OCA. The OCA works closely with the divisions of the Icelandic Civil Aviation Administration (ICAA) and provides guidance to customers of the ICAA.
The tasks of the OCA relate to registration and statistical analysis of occurrences which are mandatory to report and which take place in Icelandic aircraft, aerodromes, and the Icelandic control area. Occurrences on board aircraft can be of various kinds. Everything from minor malfunctions to aircraft accidents. The aim of registering these occurrences is first and foremost to spot trends in the data that could cause serious occurrences or even aircraft accidents. The OCA communicates with foreign institutions regarding registration and analysis of occurrences and presents results as appropriate, in addition to handling general communication on occurrence reporting with air operators, air traffic control, maintenance crews, pilots, and the Aircraft Accident Investigation Board.
Why should occurrences be reported?
Environmental issues are an increasingly comprehensive field, also in aviation. The OCA handles various tasks in that area, with the main ones related to noise and emissions from aircraft. Technical work concerning emissions permits is also performed.
Sveinn V. Ólafsson, Head of the Office of Certification and Analysis
Direct line: +354 569 4481
Fax: +354 562 3619
Sveinn V. Ólafsson is the Head of the Office of Certification and Analysis. Sveinn completed an M.Sc. in Systems Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute State University in the United States in 1990, M.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering from the same school in 1998, and a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Iceland in 1986.
Yngvi R. Yngvason also works in the Office of Certification and Analysis. Yngvi completed a B.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Akureyri in 2004, in addition to having experience as a private pilot. Both Sveinn and Yngvi have worked at the ICAA since 2005.
To contact the OCA, call +354 569 4100.