GAJSC SAT End of the Year Meeting

The GAJSC SAT met telephonically on December 1, 2015 to discuss this year’s activities and the 2016 work schedule. The team also reviewed GA Safety Performance Data: For FY2015, a fatal accident rate below the target rate was achieved. The GAJSC’s goal is to reduce the general aviation accident rate to one fatal accident per 100,000 hours flown by FY2018.

The GAJSC will meet the first week of January in 2016. Future meeting dates and locations will be posted at http://www.gajsc.org/meeting-list/.

GAJSC Approves Safety Enhancements for Power Plant Accidents

On October 15, 2015, the General Aviation Joint Steering Committee (GAJSC) approved Safety Enhancements (SE) proposed by the System Component Failure – Power Plant (SCF-PP) work group.

SE topics include improved training and education for pilots and mechanics, enhanced data sharing, and use of new technology to help mitigate the risk of power plant accidents. The power plant SEs and associated analytic report will be published on the GAJSC website by the end of 2015.

The GAJSC chartered the SCF-PP work group in 2013 to review fatal GA accidents between 2001 and 2012 that involved a power plant failure. The SCF-PP work group is the third deep-dive into fatal general aviation accidents conducted by the GAJSC since the committee’s revitalization in 2011. The first two analyses looked at loss-of-control accidents.