Resources & Examples
Provided below is a series safety information resources. Click any item for additional information and links to relevant source materials.
A collection of robust bowtie examples developed by the UK Civil Aviation Authority. The example bowties include multiple scenarios for different types of aviation risks.
The Regional Aviation Safety Group - Pan America (RASG-PA) promotes harmonization and coordination of safety efforts aimed at reducing risks in the North American, Central American, Caribbean, and South American Regions.
The RSAG-PA was established in 2008 and supports the implementation of the ICAO GASP. This link provides access to the first exclusive safety report for the Pan American Region. It is based on safety data provided by ICAO, Boeing, and IATA.
This listing of airport hotspots identifies locations on an airport movement area with a history of potential risk of collision or runway incursion, and where heightened attention by pilots and drivers is necessary.
The ASRS database is the world's largest repository of voluntary, confidential safety information provided by aviation's frontline personnel, including pilots, controllers, mechanics, flight attendants, and dispatchers.
Flight Safety Foundation has published seven bulletins devoted to different aviation safety themes: Airport Operations, Aviation Mechanics Bulletin, Cabin Crew Safety, Helicopter Safety, and Human Factors & Aviation Medicine.
The Aviation Safety Information Analysis and Sharing (ASIAS) system enables users to perform integrated queries of multiple databases, search an extensive warehouse of safety data, and display pertinent elements in an array of useful formats.
The CAST / ICAO Common Taxonomy Team is developing common taxonomies and definitions for aviation accident and incident reporting systems.
CANSO developed 21 recommended key performance indicators for measuring ATM operational performance. These KPIs span all phases of flight and allow ANSPs to monitor specific parts of their system, and identify opportunities for improvement.
The UK CAA provides detailed information on the bowtie method, how-to examples for new users, templates, and other valuable safety guidance materials.
The UK Ministry of Defense and the UK Military Aviation Authority are jointly trialing the bowtie method. This site provides insight into their use of bowties along with sample bowtie products.
ICAO annually publishes the GASP to outline global aviation safety improvement opportunities and goals. This strategic plan establishes global performance targets and promote aviation stakeholder coordination.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) Safety Report provides the industry with critical information derived from the analysis of aviation accidents to understand safety risks and propose mitigation strategies.
Flight Safety Foundation maintains an interactive web-based tool that permits users to review and tailor aircraft accident data, such as frequency and trends.
The FAA and EUROCONTROL conducted a comparative analysis of ATM performance using a set of harmonized KPIs. This assessment identified opportunities for each Agency to optimize operational performance.
The Air Traffic Analysis and Classification System (AirTracs) provides a standardized taxonomy for analyzing the factors impacting human performance related to air traffic management.
This Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) article describes the monitoring of operational safety levels for aircraft operators. FDM means the proactive and non-punitive use of digital flight data from routine operations to improve aviation safety.
DGCA has published an Aviation Handbook on civil aviation statistics which illustrate civil aviation data and a brief analysis on Passenger and Freight traffic, Aircraft, Air Safety and Human resources.
Australia has developed guidance materials for the development of flight data analysis programs by operators, and for CASA in the assessment of those programs.
BEA provides the results of investigations including analysis, conclusions, the determination of the causes and/or contributing factors and, where appropriate, the issuing of safety recommendations.
In 2012, the Pan America RASG created information protection guidance materials. These guidance materials aim to support the positive evolution of information protection and safety culture.
ICAO annually publishes a safety report to document global policy and standardization initiatives, the status of monitored KPIs, current safety analyses, and the status changes to address safety needs.
IATA published an annual report detailing accident analysis trends. This information aims to provide insight into cross-cutting risks and potential mitigations.
Providing up-to-date, complete and reliable authoritative information on airliner accidents and safety issues
Each monthly edition of AeroSafety World contains an On-Record section that provides both a table of information regarding recent accidents and incidents, and an awareness of problems that might be avoided in the future.
Immediately reportable matters are documented in the Transportation Safety Investigation (TSI) Regulations 2003. This information enables investigators to preserve evidence, and identify the factors that led to an occurrence.
FAA report detailing the cause of general aviation maintenance related accidents between 1988 and 1997. This report documents the frequency of occurrence, and focuses on top causal factors.
HFACS is a human error taxonomy and process that provides a structured approach for the investigation of both accidents and near-miss incidents. HFACS allows for the identification of broad causal factors across a domain.
The FAA developed this maintenance Aviation Safety Action Plan (ASAP) guide ro provide a simple, practical source of information regarding the development and assessment of ASAP programs for the aviation maintenance community.
Flight Operational Quality Assurance (FOQA) is a voluntary safety program that is designed to make commercial aviation safer by allowing commercial airlines and pilots to share de-identified aggregate information with the FAA