NBAA’s Safety Committee released an updated list of its Top Safety Focus Areas for 2021-2022 as it looks to highlight key areas that it believes the industry should focus on and address. Designed to promote safety discussions and new and ongoing initiatives within the industry, the list is broken into three main areas: addressing preventable accidents; engaging on unique operations concerns; and implementing mitigation strategies.
Areas surrounding preventable accidents include loss-of-control inflight, runway excursions, controlled flight into terrain, and ground operations and maintenance accidents. Unique operational concerns cover flight crew and maintenance operations proficiency, single-pilot accident rate, procedural non-compliance, and fitness for duty. And mitigation strategies include safety management systems implementation, safety manager qualification and training, and increased use and sharing of safety data.
“The Safety Committee took a deep dive into the previous Safety Focus Areas to look at what priorities are actionable, then broke the topics into usable chunks,” said NBAA Safety Committee chair Jeff Wofford. “This structure will help the committee focus its efforts and collaborate with other standing committees, helping to prioritize the topics with the most potential for safety improvements.”
The committee plans to focus on these areas throughout the upcoming year and use the list to shape agendas at events such as the Single-Pilot Safety Standdown.