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TitlePhilippine Board of Aeronautical Engineering - Code of Ethics
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Board of Aeronautical Engineering
Code of Ethics

Section 1. Foreword.-

Honesty, justice, and courtesy form a moral philosophy which, associated with mutual
interest among men, constitutes the foundation of ethics. The engineer should recognize
such a standard not in passive observance but as a set of dynamic principles guiding his
conduct and way of life. It is his duty to practice his profession according to a Code of
Ethics and Professional Conduct.

The keystone of professional conduct is integrity. Hence, it behooves the engineer to
discharge his duties with fidelity to the public, his employers and clients, and to be ready
to apply his special knowledge for the benefit of mankind. He should uphold the honor
and dignity of his profession and avoid association with any enterprise or individual of
questionable character. In his dealings with fellow engineers, he should be fair and

Section 2. Relations with the State. –

a. Each and every engineer shall recognize and respect the supreme authority of
the State as expressed through its laws implemented by its agencies, whenever and
wherever such laws do not infringe upon the rights and privileges of citizens as
guaranteed by the Constitution.

b. He shall recognize that the well-being of the public and the interest of the State
are above the well-being and interest of any individual.

c. In the interest of justice, he shall aid the State, if and when the technology he is
involved in is needed in the prevention and/or prosecution of unjust, criminal, or unlawful

d. In the interest of good government, he shall extend cooperation to the State in
the accomplishment of its goals and objectives.

e. In the interest of social efficiency, he shall extend assistance, guidance and
training to subordinates under his jurisdiction in order to increase their skill and ability,
knowledge and experience for purposes of eventually increasing their responsibilities.

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f. In the interest of national economy and wellbeing, he shall always strive in the
execution of his work for optimum efficiency, economy, and safety.

g. In the interest of national security, the State shall be given primary consideration
in all his inventions and/ or devices on aeronautical science and technology useful for
national security and defense.

h. In the event of any national emergency, he shall offer his technology, skill, ability,
and experience to the services of the State, even if it will involve personal sacrifices.

Section 3. Relations with the Public.-

a. He shall interest himself in public welfare and be ready to apply his special
knowledge for the benefit of mankind.

b. He shall guard against conditions that are dangerous or threatening to life, limb,
or property on the work for which he is responsible, or if he is not responsible, he shall
promptly call such conditions to the attention of those responsible so that the conditions
can immediately and effectively be corrected.

c. He shall have due regard for the safety of life and health of the public who may
be affected by the work for which he is responsible.

d. He shall endeavor to extend public knowledge of aeronautical engineering and
he shall strive to win or maintain the public confidence by discouraging the spread of
untrue, unfair, and exaggerated statements regarding his profession.

e. As a witness before a court, commission, and/or other tribunal, he shall express
an opinion only when it is founded on adequate and honest conviction.

f. He shall not issue statements on matters connected with public policy, and ex-
parte statements, criticisms, or arguments which are inspired or paid for by private
interest, unless he identifies on whose behalf he is making the statements.

g. He shall refrain from expressing in public any opinion on an engineering subject
unless he is fully familiar and knowledgeable with all facts relating to the subject.

h. His integrity shall be unquestionable and he shall discharge his duties and
responsibilities with fidelity to the public, his employers, and clients and with fairness and
impartiality to all.

Section 4. Relations with the Clients and Employers-

a. He shall act in professional matters as a faithful agent or trustee, and treat as
confidential all matters and information concerning business affairs, technical processes,
and others, of his clients and/or employers.

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b. He shall inform his client or employer of any financial interest on inventions,
equipment, and/or any other device, before undertaking any engagement in which he
may be called upon to decide on the use thereof.

c. He shall not accept any other compensation, financial or otherwise, except from
an interested party for a particular service or other services related therewith, without the
consent of all parties concerned.

d. He shall exercise fairness and justice when dealing with contracts between his
clients or employers and the contractors.

e. He shall not accept any commissions or allowances, directly or indirectly, from
contractors, suppliers, and all other parties dealing with his clients and/or employers in
connection with the work for which he is responsible.

f. He shall not be financially interested in the bid or bids of contractors, suppliers,
and other interested parties participating in a competitive work or job on which he has
been employed as engineer without full knowledge and consent of his clients or

g. He shall promptly inform his clients or employers of any business in which he has
any interest, business connection, or affiliation which may compete with or affect the
business of his clients or employers.

h. He shall not allow any decision in connection with his work for which he has been
employed or on which he may be called to perform, to be affected by interest in any

i. He will present clearly the consequences to be expected from deviations
proposed if his engineering judgment is overruled by nontechnical authority in cases
where he is responsible for the technical adequacy of engineering work.

j. He shall undertake only those engineering assignments for which he is qualified.
He shall engage or advise his employer or client to engage specialists and shall
cooperate with them whenever his employer’s or client’s interests are served best by
such an arrangement.

Section 5. Relations with the Engineers.-

a. He shall individually or collectively with others in the profession protect the
profession from misunderstanding and/or misrepresentations.

b. He shall not directly or indirectly injure the professional reputation, prospects,
and advancement, and/or practice of other engineers. However, if he has proof or
personal knowledge that an engineer has been unethical and/or illegal in his practices
he shall inform in writing the proper authorities for appropriate action.

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