Before You Go to a High-Risk Area For those who after careful consideration decide to go to high-risk areas, we strongly encourage you to: Share important documents, login information, and points of contact with loved ones so that they can manage your affairs if you are unable to return as planned to the United States. Establish your own personal security plan in coordination with your employer or host organization, or consider consulting with a professional security organization. This plan should specify who you would contact first, and how they should share the information.
Thank you for inviting me to appear before you today to discuss the current state of aviation safety in the national airspace system. Our progress over the last twenty years has been impressive. We needed more than regulations. Our success in addressing risk and improving safety in aviation over the past two decades is the result of strong safety partnerships between government and industry to pursue safety improvement collaboratively and in a proactive manner.
The National Civil Aviation Review Commission followed up with a strong recommendation that the Federal Aviation Administration FAA and industry work together to develop a comprehensive, integrated safety plan to implement existing safety recommendations. The Commission recommended performance measures and milestones be developed to assess progress in meeting the safety goal.
The Commission also recognized the global nature of aviation demanded that aviation safety also be addressed worldwide. The CAST model intended to use data to develop an understanding of the best actions or interventions to prevent accidents.
The goal was to collaborate on identifying the top safety areas through the analysis of past accident and incident data, charter joint teams of experts to develop methods to understand the chain of events leading to accidents, identify effective interventions to address these safety areas, and remain focused on implementing these critical interventions.
Members include domestic and international government and industry organizations. CAST uses a disciplined, data driven approach to analyze safety information, identify hazards and contributing factors and uses that knowledge to continually improve the aviation system.
Using data from non-accident sources and voluntary reporting programs, CAST has adopted nearly safety enhancements. CAST aims to further reduce the U.
The work of this organization has been recognized with prestigious awards, including the Robert J. The collaboration between government and industry, at all levels, has been instrumental in the success we have achieved in the improvement in aviation safety.
Our continued success in advancing aviation safety depends on these strong safety partnerships built on trust and the ability to share safety information. Inthe FAA launched the Aviation Safety Information Analysis and Sharing ASIAS program to help transform safety analysis from a forensic approach, looking at accidents and incidents after they occurred, to a risk management approach, allowing for proactive discoveries of safety concerns before they lead to significant events.
ASIAS is a voluntary collaborative information sharing program supported by the aviation community. It collects data from broad and extensive sources of aviation safety information for the purposes of advancing safety initiatives and discovering vulnerabilities in the air transportation system.
It took years to establish voluntary safety programs and build trust within the aviation community.
Congress has been an important advocate in helping us protect vital safety information. These safety information protections are imperative so that we can continue to provide the environment in which personnel with safety critical responsibilities are confident in voluntarily providing safety information so that carriers and government have real-time insight into potential systemic safety issues.
It continues to evolve, but has matured to the point that the FAA and industry can leverage voluntarily provided safety data from operators that represent 99 percent of U. It is also expanding to support other areas in aviation.
Loss of control — mainly stalls — accounts for the most GA fatal accidents. It is the key government-industry group working to reduce GA accidents. It is working to obtain broader data sources from the GA community to help better identify safety risks and implement enhancements to mitigate hazards.
The group meets quarterly to review GA accident trends, establish areas for special emphasis, and share information. In the past year, the group developed 29 safety enhancements to address loss of control accidents, the most prevalent category of fatal GA accidents.
For example, GAJSC efforts are making it easier to install some types of angle of attack indicators in GA aircraft, and allowing pilots to better monitor the stall margins of the aircraft they are flying.
The GAJSC is also working on resources to help pilots better understand the effects of over-the-counter and prescription medication and better understand how long they should wait prior to flying after taking different types of medication.
As part of its continuing work, the GAJSC is focusing its efforts on engine related accidents and is working to adopt a set of safety enhancements aimed at these events. The concept of collaborative, voluntarily shared safety information has evolved a great deal since its inception.
SMS is a formal, top-down, organization-wide approach to managing safety risk and assuring the effectiveness of safety risk controls.Airport security refers to the techniques and methods used in an attempt to protect passengers, staff and planes which use the airports from accidental/malicious harm, crime and other threats..
Aviation security is a combination of human and material resources to safeguard civil aviation against unlawful interference. Unlawful interference could be . Aviation safety is the FAA’s top priority and, while commercial aviation in the United States is holding steady at historically low accident rates, we remain focused to ensure we continue to identify and address risks to our system.
MONTRÉAL, 23 November ─ At a meeting in Moscow on 21 and 22 November, European Member States of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) committed to a wide-ranging strategy aimed at significantly improving aviation security at the national and regional levels.
Airport security refers to the techniques and methods used in an attempt to protect passengers, staff and planes which use the airports from accidental/malicious harm, crime, and other threats..
Aviation security is a combination of human and material resources to safeguard civil aviation against unlawful interference. Unlawful interference could be acts of terrorism, sabotage, threat to life. use general aviation (GA) aircraft to perpetrate attacks against the United States, it remains concerned that (in light of completed and ongoing security enhancements for commercial aircraft and airports) terrorists may turn to .
“Noting that the global nature of aviation means that States are dependent on the effectiveness of each others’ aviation security systems for the protection of their citizens and nationals and.