FAA and NTSB Announce New Information Sharing Policy

by | January 18th, 2013

January 18, 2012

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced earlier this week that it would be implementing policy changes in how they share information with other government agencies. An article from aviationpros.com stated the move was made in an effort to better prevent aviation accidents from occurring.

The initiative, known as the Aviation Safety Information Analysis and Sharing (ASIAS), will allow the FAA to pass information along that they gather from airlines and workers’ unions to other groups, such as the National transportation Safety Board (NTSB). The sharing of information will help the NTSB to determine if an Aviation Accident should be considered a singular occurrence or if it is an indication to a larger risk of accidents, such as an equipment malfunction.

ASIAS uses 131 data collection sources from aviation industry and government reports, including the Commercial Aviation Safety Team (CAST), to search out and identify specific safety issues and then uses the information to help find a resolution to the problem.

Vice President of Safety, Security and Environmental Programs for US Airways and ASIAS Executive Board co-chair, Captain Paul Morell, stated that initiatives like ASIAS has already shown some success in working to prevent aviation accidents from occurring and will only continue to improve air safety.

The Ohio Personal Injury Lawyers with Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy are excited to see efforts being made to improve air safety and hope the partnership will be successful in preventing aviation accidents from occurring.