Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director General and CEO, and John Maggiore, Boeing managing director of maintenance and leasing solutions, spoke about the importance of Big Data to the future of aviation safety.
One of the most powerful tools in Aviation Safety is NASA’s ASRS Callback. The most recent edition highlighted 6 instances of complacency contributing to risk, but teaching valuable lessons.
Boeing’s new airplane safety data project expects a 140-fold increase in the annual data generated that will contribute to both developing integrated solutions and reducing the cost of operating and manufacturing. As Boeing initiates this project, SMS experts should be included in the design team.
The FAA and the world’s CAAs use objective criteria to assess noise experienced around airports. The voices of individuals may be the basis for further examination of the data to see if here is any anomaly, but they do not constitute a determinative “vote.”
The benefits of the new cooperative, data analytical approach to aviation safety are objectively observable. A wonderful example of the gains attained by this proactive regimen is the United States Helicopter Safety Team who is making progress with insights being shared between the FAA and industry.
Since 2012 Flight Safety Foundation has engaged in an effort which could dramatically enhance aviation safety around the world— the Global Safety Information Project (GSIP). GSIP will leverage data at an even higher level and should extend the preventative actions from which the US and Europe are already benefiting.
In 1953 when Dr. Warren attended a trade show and saw an early recording device, little did he know that that accidental observation would be the beginning of an age of aviation safety which relies on the accumulation of little data bits on a tape to lower the risk in his industry. He, too, could have quoted from Numbers!
AVIATIONPROS published an article about the enormous task of collecting data in aircraft maintenance, and is worthwhile to publish given the FAA’s relatable reliance on meta data in SMS.