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August 3, 2012

FAA: 3 jets over DC never on collision course
The Associated Press
William Voss, a former pilot and air traffic controller who now heads the non-profit Flight Safety Foundation in Alexandria, Va., said the fact that onboard collision-avoidance alarm systems did not go off is "telling." If two planes are on an imminent collision ...

July 13, 2012

Brazil airline pilots flying international routes must retake English ...
Washington Post
“Poor English-language proficiency has a pretty big implication because poor communications can endanger safety and lead to an accidents,” said Kevin L. Hiatt, chief operating officer of the Virginia-based Flight Safety Foundation, an industry ...

July 9, 2012

Did Faulty Computer Indicator Reinforce Pilot Errors?
Spiegel Online
“Instead of returning to fundamentals principles of flying they followed the false displays of the computers,” says flight safety expert William Voss, president of the Flight Safety Foundation. “Pilots must learn to steer the plane by hand again.” For ...

July 5, 2012

Air France Flight 447 Crash ‘Didn’t Have to Happen,’ Expert Says
ABC News
“Absolutely, this accident didn't have to happen,” said William Voss, the president and CEO of the Flight Safety Foundation.

July 5, 2012

Final AF447 Crash Report Urges Better Pilot Training
Wall Street Journal
Bill Voss, president of the Flight Safety Foundation, an advocacy group, commented that the BEA's focus on the need to improve crew instruction and training to help them recognize and manage unusual situations highlights a creeping overreliance on ...

July 5, 2012

AF447 Analysis: Tales of the Unexpected
Air Traffic Management
Bill Voss, president of the Flight Safety Foundation, is on record as saying the industry has been tardy in recognising that one of the consequences of automation is a reduced ability of to respond to the unexpected loss or malfunction of automated ...

July 5, 2012

French investigators: Pilots and faulty equipment caused 2009 Air France crash
Fox News
Central to this accident is the fact that when the automation failed, the pilots were presented with conflicting information which was obviously incorrect, said William Voss, president of the Flight Safety Foundation in Alexandria, Virginia. But they ...

July 5, 2012

Air France crash report blames pilots, faulty equipment
USA Today
Bill Voss, president of the Flight Safety Foundation in Virginia, said the problem was that pilots were uncertain how to react to a fairly insignificant failure of airspeed equipment.

July 5, 2012

Opinion: Why do planes still crash?
So how do we square those facts with terrible tragedies such as Air France 447? Plane crashes do still occur, even with state-of-the-art aircraft. Everyone in the industry must continue to work hard on safety.

June 27, 2012

The Sky Isn’t Falling!
Wall Street Journal
Then comes one of the most wonderful quotes we’ve ever encountered, from William Voss, president of the Flight Safety Foundation: “If anyone wants to advance safety through regulation, it can’t be done without further loss of life.” These guys are just ...

June 25, 2012

Airline Crash Deaths Too Few to Make New Safety Rules Pay
Regulation is needed, if only to ensure fairness within the airline industry and promote the highest levels of safety, the Flight Safety Foundation's Voss said.

June 13, 2012

Flight Safety Foundation « The Regulator’s Lot
While in Bali talking Runway Safety with a wide range of industry personalities, I found myself at the hotel bar talking SMS with Bill Voss from Flight Safety ...

June 9, 2012

Nigeria crash comes despite air safety efforts
“There’s no question that we know a lot has gone on and I think you have to attribute some of this really good record up until now to that,” said William R. Voss, president and CEO of the Alexandria, Virginia-based Flight Safety Foundation.

June 7, 2012

Why Nigeria Plane Lost Power Before Crash Still Mystery
“You can’t let a leader go down in Africa if you want to make any change,” Bill Voss, president of the Alexandria, Virginia-based foundation, ...

June 6, 2012

Air France Flight 447 Investigation: Pilots Not Properly Trained ...
ABC News
But according to Bill Voss, the president and CEO of the Flight Safety Foundation, Air France was so confident in the design of the Airbus A330, ...

June 4, 2012

How do you know your airline is safe?
There are several things travelers should look for to gauge an airline's safety, according to Bill Voss, CEO of the Flight Safety Foundation …

May 12, 2012

FSF Challenges Business Aviation on Safety Issues | Aviation ...
The Flight Safety Foundation (FSF) maintains that many safety challenges apply ... “We have better access to flight data now than we used to, and we’re finding ...

May 10, 2012

Studio interview: Bill Voss talks on missing Russian jet CCTV News ...
Studio interview: Bill Voss talks on missing Russian jet. 05-10-2012 10:59 BJT. Text:A A A | Email. Share |. Related stories. Senior Russian officials, experts fly to ...

May 2, 2012

AIN Blog: Shedding Light on Automation’s Dark Side
Aviation International News
Like many pilots, Bill Voss is concerned about the extent to which automation has changed the role of the professional pilot today.

April 23, 2012

Voss Says Pilots Must Back Up Automation
Aviation International News
by Robert P. Mark “Five years ago we passed the point where automation was there to back up pilots,” said Flight Safety Foundation CEO Bill Voss at last ...

April 16, 2012

US airline industry: Unprecedented era of safer skies
... in bad weather and all kinds of conditions,” says Bill Voss of the Flight Safety Foundation, a nonprofit group focusing on safety research and advocacy.

April 7, 2012

FAA investigating after plane emergency ignored
The Associated Press
William Voss, president of the Flight Safety Foundation in Alexandria, Va., said pilots who declare an emergency are busy dealing with the problem, ...

March 27, 2012

Purdue forms student flight safety organization
Purdue Newsroom
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University is forming the first student chapter of the Flight Safety Foundation. The foundation was formed 65 years ago to ...

March 20, 2012

FAA Personal Electronics Rule Set for Review
PRI’s The World
But the testing could be difficult and costly. Anchor Lisa Mullins talks to Kevin Hiatt of the Flight Safety Foundation, which is supported by the airline industry.

March 20, 2012

FAA Taking 'Fresh Look' at Gadget Policy? Sort Of.
ABC News
However, Kevin Hiatt, CEO of the Flight Safety Foundation, tells Jim Avila, ABC News senior national corrospondant, “We really have to have a little more ...

March 19, 2012

Senate to examine flight automation
Norman Transcript
There is no dispute that automated systems on the flight deck of planes have ... president and chief executive officer of the Flight Safety Foundation.

March 16, 2012

FAA promotes 'safety culture' to foster safer skies
“Twenty years ago, the only errors that were reported where the ones you couldn't hide,” said Bill Voss, president and CEO of the Flight Safety Foundation.

March 15, 2012

Error in nation’s air-traffic control up only slightly
Bill Voss, a former controller who is president of the Flight Safety Foundation, says passengers shouldn't panic as numbers rise this year.

March 13, 2012

Asia in need of thousands of new pilots
Today’s THV
Flight Safety Foundation president William Voss says, ... But Bill Voss adds that mixed-nationality crews could translate into communication and culture ...

March 9, 2012

Controller Involved in 2nd Potential Collision
ABC News
Safety expert Bill Voss said the incident raises questions about whether employee rights are trumping safety at FAA.

February 28, 2012

Air Industry Faces Public's Pereception of Safety
New York Times
Yet industry executives, regulators and safety advocates emphasize that ... chief operating officer of the Flight Safety Foundation in Alexandria, Virginia.

February 12, 2012

2011 was a safe year in the skies
Ottawa Citizen
... PM OTTAWA — Commercial plane crashes reached an all-time worldwide low last year, according to a report released Friday by the Flight Safety Foundation.

February 10, 2012

Major Air Crashes Traced to Runway Operations
“The initiatives were endorsed in late May 2011 by ICAO member states, IATA (International Air Transport Association), and the Flight Safety Foundation ...

January 19, 2012

Air Controller Discipline Probed by US in Near Plane Crash
A government safety investigation into a near mid-air collision in Mississippi is ... president of the non-profit Flight Safety Foundation in Alexandria, ...

January 11, 2012

NTSB: Planes came within 300 feet of each other
Kevin Hiatt, a former 737 pilot now with the non-profit Flight Safety Foundation, said it is still unclear what caused the mishap, but credited the ...

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