Air Transport World

Maintain focus.(airline safety predictions and discussion)(Brief Article)

The development of a strategic plan of attack for safety, and the adherence to it, was a giant leap forward in the industry's ability to make significant cuts in the accident rate, accident numbers and accident severity. Created to end the whipsawing of finite industry safety resources chasing the "crisis du jour," as ATW's Perry Flint has labeled it, the strategic approach instead concentrates a fierce focus on a short-list of proven killers until those threats shrink to insignificance.

Now, just a few years into that strategic focus, a powerful safety voice claims that too much effort is being put into the statistics-based undertaking.

NTSB Chairman Jim Hall, speaking at last month's George Washington University conference on infrastructure, cited a Rand Corp. …

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