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1 Federal Aviation Administration 1 GA Accident Reduction – Strategic Interventions General Aviation Accident Reduction Presentation to: Name: Date: AVS/AIR/AFS leadership Mel Cintron, AFS-800 April 8, 2010 FY10 Mid-Year Course Correction and Long Term Strategic Intervention Federal Aviation Administration

2 Federal Aviation Administration 2 GA Accident Reduction – Strategic Interventions The Issue FAA’s GA fatal accident reduction goal is RED. GA +12 NTE target Common accident factors: Amateur-built aircraft Mechanical failures Pilot skill deficiencies Operating limitations Weather-related accidents Maneuvering flight mistakes

3 Federal Aviation Administration 3 GA Accident Reduction – Strategic Interventions FY10 Mid-Year Course Correction Short-Term Immediate Q3-Q4 FY10 Actions: Key Internal Stakeholders: AVP, AIR/AIR-200, AFS-300, AFS-600, AFS-800 New Amateur-Built Aircraft Operating Limitations (1 st and 2 nd Owner Accident Mitigation) Enhance GAJSC Support Refocus FAASafety Team - “Back to Basics” - various initiatives. Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS)- Better Data Mining Academia Outreach- Discuss Self Disclosure Program Concepts FAA Safety Brief Magazine- Focus on Accident Mitigation Strategies

4 Federal Aviation Administration 4 GA Accident Reduction – Strategic Interventions FY11 Intervention Strategy Medium/Long Term FY11-13 Actions: Re-envision Regulatory Training Framework Part 61: to create a well-rounded, confident, & professional pilot that has the skills necessary to control the aircraft in all flight regimes. Oversight Enhancements through AB Limitations EDM/FDM Feedback Loop Revise Knowledge Tests & PTS- Data Directed Annually Revise AB Limitations- Require Cat/Class or Solo Endorsement before operating aircraft for which the pilot does not posses such rating Airworthiness Directive (AD) applicability to certain AB Aircraft Parts

5 Federal Aviation Administration 5 GA Accident Reduction – Strategic Interventions The Challenge Diversity of GA demands tailored and targeted interventions. AFS-800 will identify and match resources to identified risks. Nature of GA requires measures that accommodate two goals: Pilots and builders should have reasonable freedom to operate and experiment. The public is entitled to expect safe GA operations.

6 Federal Aviation Administration 6 GA Accident Reduction – Strategic Interventions AFS-800 Strategic Planning- Amateur Built Limits Mid-Year Course Correction (FY10-FY11) Second-Owner/Operator Risk Mitigation Builder must perform 40-hours of aircraft testing before being issued an airworthiness certificate Propose: Establish an FAA/Industry workgroup within 60-days to develop subsequent-owner/operator testing requirements to ensure each owner/operator is aware of the unique characteristics of the home-built aircraft before carrying passengers. April 5, 2010 EAA- “ The first flight of a new homebuilt has the equivalent risk to a whole year of flying. All told, there is about a 1 in 43 chance that a given homebuilt will have an accident during its 40-hour test period.”

7 Federal Aviation Administration 7 GA Accident Reduction – Strategic Interventions

8 Federal Aviation Administration 8 GA Accident Reduction – Strategic Interventions AFS-800 Tools- GAJSC Mid-Year Course Correction (FY10-FY11) Re-engage AFS support for the GA Joint Steering Committee (GAJSC) AFS-800 to develop internal support structure in 60-days AFS-800 to reach out to GAJSC stakeholders to develop one standardized support procedure Provide input to GAJSC on AFS initiatives Experimental/Amateur Built Subgroup Experimental/Amateur Built Flight Standardization Board (FSB)- In progress

9 Federal Aviation Administration 9 GA Accident Reduction – Strategic Interventions AFS-800 Tools- The FAASTeam Mid-Year Course Correction (FY10-FY11) Refocus the FAA Safety Team (FAAST) Conduct additional multi-disciplined data review within next 60-days. Reemphasize Remedial Training (RT) – Revise guidance within 60-days Program underutilized with creation of FAASTeam (Chart on next slide) RT allows FAA to identify deficient areas of instruction Realign FAASTeam business plan with current FY10/11 Safety Critical Initiatives & make it more flexible to address pop-up issues. Business plan data is 2-years old when plan is implemented.

10 Federal Aviation Administration 10 GA Accident Reduction – Strategic Interventions * FAASTeam Created FY07

11 Federal Aviation Administration 11 GA Accident Reduction – Strategic Interventions AFS-800 Tools- The FAASTeam (Cont.) Mid-Year Course Correction (FY10-FY11) FAASTeam Safety Stand-down to be held at Sun ‘n Fun 2010 Live FAASTeam safety seminars by FAASTeam Program Managers (25%) vs. 100% by Volunteer Reps on targeted topics identified by the data review, and Begin researching technology & developing live “webinars” to “Reach the Unreached” With assistance of AVP: Identify top 10 ten general aviation accident causal factors Then, FAA Safety Team to: Through FAASTeam CFI outreach seminars and the FAASTeam CFI Renewal Program, provide annual areas of concentration for CFI conducted Pilot Flight Reviews Provide quarterly “FAAST Blasts” to industry to increase awareness of top 10 accident causal factors and provide recommended mitigation strategies.

12 Federal Aviation Administration 12 GA Accident Reduction – Strategic Interventions Additional Resources- Industry Outreach Mid-Year Course Correction (FY10-FY11) Evaluate, within next 60-days, self disclosure/non-punitive reporting systems for applicability in General Aviation for industry. (AVP/AFS-20 coordination required) Industry Evaluate ASRS System Data Analysis Identify data usability to meet data mining requirements versus development of new GA self disclosure program May only require tweaks and/or cultural mindset change Known, trusted, used by pilots, AMTs, controllers, “alphabets,” academia. Extensive historical data.

13 Federal Aviation Administration 13 GA Accident Reduction – Strategic Interventions Additional Resources- Academia Outreach Mid-Year Course Correction (FY10-FY11) Evaluate, within next 60-days, self disclosure/non-punitive reporting systems for applicability in General Aviation for academia. (AVP/AFS-20 Coordination Required) Academia Evaluate academia reporting system currently in place In the past, academia has reached out to FAA to develop programs AFS-800 will facilitate further development of these programs. Infrastructure in place in some major aviation academia.

14 Federal Aviation Administration 14 GA Accident Reduction – Strategic Interventions AFS-800 Tools- FAA Safety Brief Magazine Mid-Year Course Correction (FY10-FY11) Reframe FAA Safety Briefing themes, articles as needed Addition of rotorcraft safety column Close coordination with IHST & Rotorcraft Directorate Based on data, target & summarize Top-10 accident causal factors and summarize mitigation strategies (Further in-depth outreach conducted by FAASTeam and industry groups) Review items developed by GAJSC & consider publishing Conducting an Effective Flight Review Instrument Proficiency Check Guidance Best Practices for Mentoring GA Pilot’s Weather Decision-Making Guide Risk Management Brochures


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