Flight Safety Foundation

September 24, 2007 - 3:32pm

The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) and NBAA are forming a permanent global industry advisory group to gather input on the development of new communication, navigation and surveillance technologies and new air traffic management concepts.

August 29, 2007 - 12:09pm

Flight operational quality assurance (FOQA) programs are finally seeing application in business aviation, and in early February the Altria flight department revealed that it has been working with the Flight Safety Foundation in developing a FOQA demonstration program.

April 2, 2007 - 10:49am

“We’re very pleased with this year’s show,” Jill Hilgenberg, show manager for Cygnus Exposition’s Aviation Events, told AIN during Aviation Industry Week in Las Vegas May 18 to 20. “Total attendance is 5,884, up from 5,100 last year, and about one fourth of those listed PAMA as their interest.

March 22, 2007 - 9:36am

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) assembly is expected to take action later this month on legal guidance for member states to protect safety-data-
collection systems while allowing for proper administration of justice.

The guidance would help nations protect from unwarranted use information collected under systems such as flight operational quality assurance programs and line operations safety audit programs.

March 8, 2007 - 12:12pm

The September 29 midair collision between an Embraer Legacy and a Gol Airlines 737 over the Amazon was a baptism by fire for Bill Voss, who took over as president of the Flight Safety Foundation (FSF) a couple of days later.

March 7, 2007 - 5:39am

The September 29 midair collision between an Embraer Legacy and a Gol Airlines 737 over the Amazon was a baptism by fire for Bill Voss, who took over as president of the Flight Safety Foundation (FSF) a couple of days later.

He was immediately thrown into the midst of an international incident when Brazil confiscated the passports of the two American pilots of the business jet to prevent them from leaving the country.

February 1, 2007 - 9:18am

The Flight Safety Foundation (FSF) is scheduled to announce a “human factors tool kit” project at its European Aviation Safety Seminar this month in Warsaw, Poland. The project aims to reduce human error, a causal factor in more than 85 percent of aviation accidents and incidents.

January 24, 2007 - 9:49am

See www.flightsafety.org/damagecalculator for a new model for estimating the cost of ground accidents. The cost model is the Flight Safety Foundation’s first tool in its Ground Accident Prevention program and it includes direct and indirect costs. The tool should help operators reduce the cost of ground accidents.

November 1, 2006 - 6:54am

The Flight Safety Foundation (FSF) has moved ahead on a program to demonstrate a corporate aviation application for flight-operations quality assurance (FOQA). Having led the initiative to prove the benefits of FOQA to commercial carriers, and working now with NBAA, the FSF will institute a similar project at the top end of the general aviation spectrum starting at the beginning of next month.

September 28, 2006 - 4:22am

The Flight Safety Foundation (FSF) and the Aviation Safety Alliance (ASA) have merged, effective December 31, to become “the world’s leading resource on flight safety.” The new organization will operate under the FSF name and will focus on providing expert knowledge to industry and media on global aviation safety issues and best practices.

 
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