George Mason University published a survey studying “the Economic Impact of Private and Sport Aviation.” Adding good economic data about contributions to the national economy is a useful goal. Using the data collected for other purposes would seem disingenuous.
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.
Increased participation in broader industry safety efforts would be a positive step on the data-driven path to making aviation even safer.
Flight Safety Foundation deserves kudos for developing the Global Safety Information Project (GSIP), a third party, independent analysis of the CAA’s collective actions.
In 1996, the FAA was called the tombstone agency. After FAA’s proactive safety initiatives, 2012 was the safest year in aviation history and every year since.
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.
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!
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