A new Information for Operators dealing with risk assessment was released last month, specifically focusing on how it relates to a safety-management system. The tool discusses the various risks associated with a flight, how to handle them and what may be considered an acceptable risk. According to the document, “A risk-assessment tool should allow operators and pilots to see the risk profile of a flight in its planning stages.” The document includes a sample risk-assessment tool, a lengthy checklist of various risk factors that would allow a crew to carefully analyze the risk of the flight. According to the document, the FAA will be encouraging operators to adopt such tools over the next few years.
FAA Releases Risk-assessment Tool
- August 29, 2007, 9:50 AM