Abu Dhabi, UAE – The Flight Safety Foundation announced today that it had entered into a partnership agreement with EUROCONTROL to jointly manage SKYbrary, more closely aligning the single largest online repository of aviation safety knowledge with the world’s only international organization dedicated solely to the advancement of aviation safety.
Under terms of the partnership agreement, a SKYbrary Supervisory Board will be created and is expected to be operational by the end of the year. Co-chairs of the board will be Frank Brenner, Director General of EUROCONTROL, and Jon L. Beatty, president and CEO of Flight Safety Foundation. Tzvetomir Blajev, coordinator of operational safety at EUROCONTROL and chair of the Foundation’s International Advisory Committee, will be the SKYbrary Supervisory Board’s executive secretary. Blajev has been a driving force behind the development of SKYbrary.
“SKYBrary is an excellent repository of aviation knowledge and partnering with FSF makes a great deal of sense,” stated Jon L. Beatty, president and CEO of FSF. “With the creation of a Supervisory Board, we’ll see a wider ownership of the content and a standard procedure for information to flow into SkyBrary.”
“SKYbrary is the key resource for aviation safety knowledge,” said Frank Brenner, Director General of EUROCONTROL. “We are delighted to be strengthening our partnership with FSF to ensure that this important tool can continue to develop and provide the validated safety knowledge that the aviation community needs.”
SKYbrary was launched in 2008 and has seen its usage grow steadily. The scope of what is contained in SKYbrary has steadily evolved and grown to cover operational risk issues and risk mitigation strategies. SKYbrary serves as an electronic repository of safety knowledge related to flight operations, air traffic management and aviation safety in general, and also serves as a portal through which users can access safety data held on website around the world.
Flight Safety Foundation (www.flightsafety.org) is an independent, non-profit, international organization engaged in research, education, advocacy and publishing to improve aviation safety. The Foundation’s mission is to be the leading voice of safety for the global aerospace community.
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