Flight Safety Foundation’s GSIP initiative extends the Safety Data Base & Quality around the World

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Flight Safety Foundation Enhancing Aviation Safety Worldwide

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). It started with an agreement with ICAO and after research and iterations, FSF is now further improving its program via a series of webinars— “Controlling Risk in Aviation” Sept. 6 and 7 led by Foundation executives Mark Millam, Greg Marshall and Frank Jackman. The participants heard the results of the sessions covered 13 GSIP workshops in the Pan America and Asia-Pacific regions earlier this year.

That announcement resulted in further research about what GSIP is. CAAs and other organizations are collecting and analyzing data to improve operations, efficiencies and safety. As the statistical volume increases, the reliability of the resulting trend analyses increases exponentially. GSIP is designed to increase the data base and to insure the reliability of the inputs.

To reach this goal, GSIP is engaged in 6 tactical actions:

  • Global Safety Information ProjectReduction of the existing duplication of effort
    • That not just involves overlap of collections but also lack of coordination between parallel programs; so that the data is not congruently assembled and therefor is not easily collated.
  • Develop and publish a globally focused “toolkit” to be used by states to develop their national system. This involves proGlobal Safety Information Projectper IT hardware and software to accept the data from the imputing entities a
    s well as protecting from unauthorized use.
  • Increasing the number of CAAs participatin
    g in GSIP

    • Expanding the “survey” of operators (size, operational variances, weather, equipment) provides a more robust data set from whichGlobal Safety Information Project to develop trends.
  • Implement voluntary safety reporting—most CAAs are based on a punitive enforcement philosophy; such a posture deters the comparatively greater benefits from learning from these data.
  • In some countries, legislation is needed to protect the data and to foster voluntary submissions without sanction.
  • From a technical standpoint, the specific language used MUST be consistent. If the description of X differs from Country A to the words used in Country B, the data is not comparable. The proverbial GIGO:

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GSIP will leverage data at an even higher level and should extend the preventative actions from which the US and Europe are already benefiting.

If you and/or your company are not already stakeholders in GSIP, click on this to register.

 


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2 Comments on "Flight Safety Foundation’s GSIP initiative extends the Safety Data Base & Quality around the World"

  1. Truly, the Flight Safety Foundation does an exemplary job of promoting safer aviation, creating many safety initiatives which have contributed to reducing the risk of accidents; a great example being ALAR (Approach and Landing Accident Reduction) first started in the mid 1990’s. A little known fact is that back issues of the Foundations magazine, called Aero Safety World are available to non-members completely free of charge at the following URL. Enjoy ! http://flightsafety.org/aerosafety-world-magazine/past-issues

  2. This is yet another scheme by the aviation industry to reduce oversight of the industry and thereby save money. It does so by cutting out critical reality based physical oversight programs and eliminating redundancy by eliminating supposed “overlap” in the system and substitutes some guy sitting at a computer performing “oversight” of the system filled with data he has no clue is either representative of the reality of the system or or is voluminous enough to accurately make inferences from. It’s simply a scam by industry to reduce costly real oversight programs in order to improve profitability at the expense of safety and kill off the threat of enforcement actions for egregious violations for the same reason. Anyone backing this scam should be ashamed. If you look at other programs that this corrupt industry has had any input on, whether directly or indirectly (through bribes and quid pro quo hiring of former government officials), you will see the same scam at work–increase profitability by reducing actual and impartial oversight of the system and killing off essential enforcement actions with the bogus promise that some guy sitting at a computer with less reality based data will improve safety over a reality based oversight of the system that has actual consequences for fraudsters like the people that cooked up this scam. SMH.

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