Alexandria, VA, December 20, 2007 — The Aviation Safety Foundation of Australasia (ASFA) and the Flight Safety Foundation (FSF) commended the release this week of an Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) report that examined several recent controlled flight into terrain (CFIT) accidents in Australia in the context of international efforts to reduce CFIT. The organizations noted that it is an important contribution to the ongoing research into CFIT.
“We are pleased to see a significant study released on such an important topic in Australia,” noted Trevor Jensen, ASFA Chairman. “ASFA has recently been redeveloping its relationship with the Flight Safety Foundation and one of our first projects will be to hold a jointly sponsored seminar on CFIT and approach and landing accident reduction (ALAR) in Australia in 2008. The ATSB report highlights the work of the Foundation on CFIT over the past decade and we are thrilled to be a part of the FSF team.”
The ATSB report, titled CFIT: Australia in Context, 1996–2005, will be an important tool for the Australian aviation industry not only to better understand the problem of CFIT, but to become more familiar with the work that has been done internationally in the past decade and the available resources. The report can be accessed at http://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/2007/pdf/B20060352.pdf.
“This report was released at the same time representatives from ASFA and the Foundation were meeting in the US to discuss the nature of the relationship between the two organizations and how the groups can work together to spread safety information in Australia and throughout the region,” commented William R. Voss, President and CEO of FSF. “I’m very proud to see FSF’s efforts recognized in this study and am eager to work with ASFA to seize this opportunity to bring our safety tools to a wider audience.”
Flight Safety Foundation is an independent, non-profit, international organization engaged in research, auditing, education, advocacy and publishing to improve aviation safety. The Foundation’s mission is to pursue the continuous improvement of global aviation safety and the prevention of accidents. www.flightsafety.org.
Aviation Safety Foundation Australasia is a not-for-profit, non-government incorporated public company. Its mission is to actively promote aviation safety and deliver important training, research and thought leadership in the aviation community. www.aviationsafety.org.au
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