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1 Global Aviation Information Network (
Christopher A. Hart Federal Aviation Administration Assistant Administrator for System Safety

2 Worldwide Airline Fatality Rate*
AN INTERNATIONAL COMPARISON THE LAST 6 YEARS THE WORLD'S 85 MAJOR AIRLINES BY REGION FATALITIES PER MILLION PASSENGERS WORLDWIDE AUSTRALASIA 0.0 18 UNITED STATES 1.1 0.3 NORTH AMERICA 0.9 0.9 16 (INCLUDES U.S.) 0.4 EUROPE 0.84 14 CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA 1.7 12 AFRICA No Jet Fatalities in U.S. in 1993 2.6 10 Fatalities on U.S. Scheduled Airlines - 5 year high ASIA 3.0 8 6 4 2 * Per Million Passengers Carried Worldwide

3 The Hands-On “Front Line” Folks: “We All Knew About That Problem”

4 Benefits of FDR Use Worldwide FDR Use <7Years Total U.S.
Sources: Total U.S.- FAA NASDAC Other - Skandia Insurance Co. Ltd.

5 Norwegian Rail Experience
Total number of reported and analyzed events Synergi implemented Number of reported and analyzed near-misses Lost Time: 37 % reduction Accidents:40 % reduction ‘95 ‘96 ‘97 ‘98 Source: Pride AS

6 Current System Data Flow
Almost all Data is Lost Forever Currently Only a Minute Portion of Data is Collected and Analyzed


8 Common Characteristics
Inadvertent Could Be A Link In An Accident Chain Happens Repeatedly

9 Share Information to Fix the System?
So Should We... Regulate More? Punish More? Increase Training? OR... Share Information to Fix the System?

10 Fix the Person or the System?
Is the Person Clumsy? Or Is the Problem . . .

11 Fix the Person or the System?
Is the Person Clumsy? Or Is the Problem . . . The Step???

12 Is This Light Random?

13 Accidents Result From a
Combination of Events

14 Global Aviation Information
Network: The Concept

15 Others Who Are Interested
Transportation Department Coast Guard (IMISS) Highway Administration Railroad Administration Pipeline Safety Critical Infrastructure Assurance Office (CIAO)

16 The Health Care Industry
To Err Is Human: Building a Better Health Care System “The focus must shift from blaming individuals for past errors to a focus on preventing future errors by designing safety into the system.” Institute of Medicine, Committee on Quality of Health Care in America

17 Information: The Fuel for Our Engine Zero Accidents Information

18 Obstacles that Block the
Flow of Information Concerns About Public Disclosure Job Sanctions/Enforcement Criminal Sanctions Civil Litigation

19 Removing U.S. Obstacles • FAA Reauthorization, 1996
- Prohibits public disclosure of voluntarily provided aviation safety information President Clinton, January 2000 - Announced Aviation Safety Action Programs (ASAP) for voluntary pilot reporting • FAA NPRM, June 2000 - Proposes protections for airlines and their employees from enforcement actions for regulatory violations discovered from voluntary reporting programs

20 Removing Int’l Obstacles
ICAO 32nd Assembly, Resolution to improve safety through enhanced collection, analysis and dissemination of safety information ICAO AIG, September ‘99 - Approved recommendation to Annex 13 that States should establish non-punitive incident reporting systems, promote establishment of safety information sharing networks, and facilitate free exchange of information on potential safety deficiencies

21 Challenges Legal Issues
Improved Analytical Tools Legal Issues As we begin to get over the first hurdle, we must start working on the second.

22 Analytical Tools Must be able to help analysts:
Identify Potential Problems Prioritize Potential Problems Develop Solutions Evaluate Success

23 Information Overload

24 Many Have Already Begun
The Process

25 $avings

26 Three Domains For GAIN Flight Deck ATC Maintenance

27 Steering Committee Airlines Manufacturers Flight Safety Foundation
Northwest Airlines (Chair) Air France (Vice Chair) British Airways Japan Airlines Air Transport Association Manufacturers Airbus Industrie The Boeing Company Flight Safety Foundation Labor Air Line Pilots Association Int’l Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers National Air Traffic Controllers Association General Aviation National Business Aviation Association Military US Navy

28 Working Groups Working Group A Working Group B Working Group C
Aviation Operator Safety Practices Working Group B Analytical Methods and Tools Working Group C Global Information Sharing Prototypes Working Group D Reducing Impediments

29 Fourth GAIN World Conference
Where: Paris, France When: June 13-15, 2000 Hosted By:

30 FAA Administrator Jane Garvey: “GAIN is one of our best hopes for enhancing aviation safety in the next century.” GAIN III World Conference November 1998

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