FAA Examining Data to Determine How to Reduce Aviation Accident Numbers

by | December 27th, 2013

December 27, 2013

Experts believe a large portion of Commercial Aviation Accidents that occur each year could be prevented; however, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is just beginning to collect data that could be used to pinpoint the most common causes of today’s crashes. The beginning stages of analyzing the data is only being further complicated by the FAA’s insistence the information be kept secret until it is examined more extensively.

An article from The Washington Times explains FAA officials have created a five-year timeline to look at data that has been collected to determine what areas the industry can focus on to improve safety. So far though, the agency has lauded airlines scheduling fewer flights and airports improving their infrastructure as some of the leading causes of decreases in aviation accident numbers.

The FAA has also added it will be working to improve the quality of work that air traffic controllers do in order to reduce accident numbers further in the near future.

In the meantime, many pilots are looking for ways they can improve safety and reduce their chances of being involved in accidents.

The Aviation Accident Attorneys with Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy state pilots should remember to always double check equipment after maintenance has been performed on their aircraft and to only fly in conditions in which they are qualified to operate.