Alexandria, VA – In recognition for his leadership in advancing safety data sharing among airlines around the world, the Flight Safety Foundation presented Capt. Chris Glaeser, retired from the International Air Transport Association, with the FSF President’s Citation.
Capt. Glaeser’s leadership as the IATA director of global safety led to a sharp increase in data sharing as well as analysis of the data that had been gathered by airlines internationally. “IATA’s FDX program, under Capt. Glaeser’s inspiration, is an outstanding initiative that allows airlines to share their deidentified flight operational quality assurance data,” stated FSF’s president and CEO Kevin Hiatt. “For airlines to share those data, an environment of mutual trust had to be created – something Capt. Glaeser and his team clearly accomplished.”
Capt. Glaeser’s accomplishments were due in part to his decision to work closely with the safety leaders at airlines around the world through regular meetings and email. He was able to share his vision and implement a structured approach to data-driven solutions.
The President’s Citation was established in 1988 by the FSF Board of Governors in order to recognize aviation safety excellence that may fall outside the criteria of the other awards. “This award gives the Foundation a great deal of latitude in recognizing work in aviation safety that might be overlooked. I’m very pleased to present this award to Capt. Glaeser today,” Hiatt continued.
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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