The Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS), launched in 1976 by NASA and the FAA, was developed to identify deficiencies and discrepancies in the National Airspace System as well as provide planning data for future system improvements. To date, the ASRS process has produced nearly one million safety reports.
Voluntary safety programs are based on trust. Can you trust the FAA? The short answer, when it comes to voluntarily reporting violations or voluntarily cooperating with an FAA investigation, is no. You absolutely cannot trust the FAA to look out for your interests, especially the interests of maintaining your certificate or livelihood.
At NBAA’s annual Schedulers & Dispatchers conference, held this year in January in San Antonio, more than 2,400 registered attendees from 30 countries received a hearty Texas welcome to the Alamo City.
The 2013 NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference held last week in San Antonio, Texas, attracted more than 2,400 attendees, giving it the fourth-highest attendance count in the show’s history. This year’s event, which serves as a showcase for the FBO industry and other flight service providers, had a conference-record 425 exhibitors and 32 breakout sessions, which served to educate attendees on many aspects of flight department operations. Next year, for its 25th anniversary edition, the Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference will mark its first return to New Orleans in 20 years.
During yesterday morning’s opening session of NBAA’s Schedulers & Dispatchers conference in San Antonio, Gerald Grady, the manager of flight dispatch for CSX Corporation, was presented with the 2013 Schedulers & Dispatchers Outstanding Achievement & Leadership Award.
NBAA and its Schedulers & Dispatchers Committee is awarding $41,000 in scholarship funds this year to seven people seeking to advance their aviation careers through continuing education, the association announced yesterday at the S&D Conference in San Antonio, Texas. Signature Flight Support, Universal Weather & Aviation, AC-U-KWIK, Jet Aviation, Savoya and Rockwell Collins Flight Information Solutions provided funding for this year’s awards.
Rockwell Collins introduced enhancements to its Flight Manager web-based application today at the NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference in San Antonio, Texas. The changes to the program, which is part of the Iowa-based company’s Ascend flight information solutions, include dynamic graphical flight tracking and an electronic advance passenger information system (APIS) reporting tool for Part 91 operators.
For the third year in a row, NBAA’s Schedulers & Dispatchers committee is sponsoring “Pay It Forward,” a charity drive centered around the annual Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference, which is taking place this week in San Antonio, Texas. Attendees were asked to bring gently used business attire to the show, which will then be donated to this year’s charity, Dress for Success San Antonio.
MedFlight of Ohio is the winner of the 2012 American Eurocopter Vision Zero Safety Award. The award recognizes an entity that has demonstrated a commitment to safety, spotlights its specific safety initiatives and shares them with the industry to encourage their proliferation.
There’s a flight department job that requires knowledge of airports and fixed-base operations, general aviation rules and regulations, aviation weather, Customs and TSA regulations, fuel prices and analysis, aircraft maintenance scheduling, flight log entries and another four or five dozen specialized tasks.
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