Flying is dangerous. If this is not inherently obvious, let’s see what the inventors of flight had to say on the matter.
All who are practically concerned with aerial navigation agree that the safety of the operator is more important to successful experimentation than any other point. The history of past investigation demonstrates that greater prudence is needed. Only a madman would propose taking greater risks than the great constructors of earlier times.
— Wilbur Wright, 1901
Safety has only become even more critical since the time of the Wright brothers. Planes go farther, faster, higher, and operate in more confined airspace. Scott International Procedures (IPC) is known as a International Procedures Training company, but at the heart of this team is safety. ScottIPC provides training, tools, and resources that are part of an integrated strategy for safety for business aviation. As part of this commitment to keep you informed, we would like to ensure that we do our part to communicate the initiatives for safety within the business aviation industry.
The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) takes this subject very seriously as well. One of their long-standing committees, the NBAA Safety Committee, has a primary focus to identifying potential hazards. They work with member companies, regulators, and other industry stakeholders to provide the business community the most effective mitigation tools and strategies. As part of this humbling responsibility, the Safety Committee researches and publishes risk-mitigation goals every year based on researched past data for trends in safety, as well as looking forward at challenges yet to come. Based on this analysis, the committee has put out their Top Safety Focus Areas for 2018 which are:
- Loss of Control Inflight (LOC-I)
- Runway Excursions
- Single-Pilot Operation Safety
- Procedural Compliance
- Ground Handling and Taxi Incidents
- Distraction Management
- Scenario- and Risk-Based Training and Checking
- Positive Safety Culture Promotion
- Inflight Aircraft Collision Risk
- Workforce Competency and Staffing
- Safety Data Sharing and Utilization
The Safety Committee’s goal is to promote safety-focused discussion and advocacy throughout business aviation. In addition, the committee continues to promote is overarching focus of its five foundations of safety to include:
- Safety Leadership
- Technical Excellence
- Risk Management
- Fitness for Duty
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For additional information:
- Scott IPC’s training offerings
- Explore the 2018 Top Safety Focus Areas and related NBAA safety resources
- Learn more about NBAA’s Business Aviation Safety Survey
- View NBAA’s Safety Policy (PDF)
All at ScottIPC share in this commitment.