The U.S. National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) released its annual list of Top Safety Focus Areas, topics identified by the NBAA Safety Committee as primary risk-mitigation targets for all business aircraft operators.
Each year the NBAA Safety Committee reviews safety survey results, risk-based safety data, and qualitative input from industry and regulatory partners, other NBAA committees and association members. Following this data-driven review, the committee members deliberate and develop a list of safety focus areas for the year. The committee goal is to promote and stimulate safety-focused discussion and advocacy throughout the business aviation industry, as well as to help NBAA prioritize how it should focus its safety-improvement resources.
The 2017 NBAA Top Safety Focus Areas are:
- Loss of control inflight (LOC-I)
- Runway excursions
- Single-pilot accident rate
- Procedural non-compliance
- Ground handling collisions
- Scenario- and risk-based training and checking
- Airspace complexities