NATA Launches Ramp Safety Initiative

 - October 3, 2007, 11:23 AM

The National Air Transportation Association launched a risk-management program intended to halve ramp-related accidents over the next five years. The initiative includes a Web site for managing safety reporting and analysis, a fee-based ramp-safety audit, a video program on ramp communications and a seminar/training program. “One of the first priorities is to create a mechanism for benchmarking [ramp] accidents and incidents,” said NATA president Jim Coyne. “The only way to know where we’re going is to know where we’ve been.”