Baldwin Safety & Compliance has become the first accepted vendor for the Rotorcraft Aviation Safety Information Analysis and Sharing (R-ASIAS) program. The platform was created by General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) for the FAA and is a rotorcraft-specific version of the ASIAS program developed for the airline industry in 2007 and later business aviation.
ASIAS is an anonymous safety-reporting program designed to proactively discover and mitigate safety concerns. GDIT developed the centralized data repository and operational infrastructure to enable operators to securely share de-identified safety data within the rotor community.
A data-sharing agreement with GDIT will allow Baldwin to automatically feed data to R-ASIAS on behalf of its rotorcraft clients. Baldwin clients will identify which reports they want to share in the R-ASIAS portal. Baldwin will also have the authorization to analyze specific de-identified aggregated safety information on behalf of the client. Baldwin began to share relevant safety information with ASIAS in a similar agreement for the fixed-wing business aircraft community in 2016.
Baldwin president Don Baldwin said, “We have been working with ASIAS for our fixed-wing clients for many years. Our client, Global Medical Response, has been one of many operators pushing for this rotor-specific platform and we are excited to work with them as well as other rotor-wing clients that are anxious to participate in this highly sought-after data-share initiative.”