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Aviation Safety Information Analysis and Sharing for General Aviation

In 2009, general aviation (GA) was responsible for approximately 95% of civil aviation accidents and 89% of fatalities.  In spite of a safety record in clear need of improvement, there are various safety programs and efforts underway in the commercial sector that are not yet evident in GA.  The purpose of this research is to examine the feasibility of designing and implementing an Aviation Safety Information Analysis and Sharing (ASIAS) program for GA (ASIAS-GA), and to conceive a governance framework for such a program.  ASIAS in the commercial sector uses data derived from two key voluntary safety programs, i.e., Flight Operations Quality Assurance and Aviation Safety Action Program, among other data sources, to support safety analyses.  Since these programs are not established in GA, these important data sources are unavailable for ASIAS-GA.  That notwithstanding, numerous sources of data have been identified that are both available and relevant to GA, though issues related to data integration have yet to be addressed.  It is recommended that the governance structure for ASIAS-GA follow the Commercial Aviation Safety Team (CAST) concept, with distributed sub-teams to support the heterogeneous nature of GA.  Further, it is recommended that ASIAS-GA be implemented in a phased approach, beginning with the business/corporate aviation and university-based aviation segments of GA.

Researchers

Alan Stolzer Dr. Alan Stolzer

Chair, Doctoral Studies

Doctoral Studies

Dr. Stolzer is the Chair for the Department of Doctoral Studies and Professor of Applied Aviation Studies.

Tim Brady Dr. Tim Brady

Dean, College of Aviation

Doctoral Studies

Dr. Brady is a Professor in the Department of Doctoral Studies and Dean of the College of Aviation, at the Daytona Beach Campus of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. In this position, he is responsible for the academic and administrative leadership of the college.

Steven Hampton Dr. Steven Hampton

Associate Dean Research, College of Aviation

Doctoral Studies

Dr. Steven Hampton is an Associate Dean Research, of the College of Aviation at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. Dr. Hampton was a member of the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Flight Department from 1974 to 1995, and has been a member of the Aeronautical Science Department since that time.

Michael O'Toole Dr. Michael O'Toole

Associate Professor, AOS Program Coordinator

Aerospace and Occupational Safety

Applied Aviation Sciences

Michael F. O’Toole, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor and Program Coordinator of the Safety Sciences Program at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Cass Howell Dr. Cass Howell

Professor, Associate Dean

Aeronautical Science

College of Aviation

Dr. Howell is a Professor in the Department of Aeronautical Science and Associate Dean of the College of Aviation at the Daytona Beach Campus of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. In this position, he assists the Dean in administering the college.

David Zwegers David Zwegers

Director of Aviation Safety, College of Aviation

Flight Training

James Cannon James Cannon