The ultimate goal of the Safety Management System discipline is to proactively identify risks. Everyone in the organization must be actively involved in being aware of potential risks, identifying them to the SMS committee and investing in the solution selected.
It’s not unexpected that helicopters haven’t had the greatest safety history, but news releases by the FAA and USHST provide great and somewhat surprising news.
For 70 years, NBAA has both listened and responded to safety concerns identified by FAA staffers. NBAA epitomizes such leverage and gives great value to its members.
Each blue dot in the map represents an airport runway, and should remind each aviation safety professional of the geographic scope and importance of what we do.
ASTM President Katharine Morgan with her Trump Administration insight and ASTM-FAA relationship should be a catalyst for thought within and without the FAA.
It will be interesting to see whether this libertarian panacea can be practically implemented. The biggest barrier may be the political opposition of airport executives, carriers, bankers, lawyers and consultants who have prospered under the old regime.
The FAA brought in Wichita State’s psychology Professor Jibo He to conduct research and development on head-mounted display and wearable devices used in aviation safety applications.
Sean Elliott, EAA’s VP of Advocacy & Safety, met with FAA officials to expand on EAA’s success of its supplemental type certificate to install a non-certified Dynon primary flight display in their certified aircraft. The meeting evolved into how to utilize the risked-based certification regime to low-risk non-certified safety- and performance-related equipment on certified aircraft using the Parts Manufacturing Process.