Toolkits & Resources
This is your portal to the world of aviation safety inside and outside Flight Safety Foundation. Here you will find links to past and present projects and initiatives. New resources will be posted here as they become available, so check back often. This is a good starting place for most of your research.
The FSF Go-Around Decision-Making and Execution Project was launched in 2011 as a joint effort of the Foundation’s International Advisory Committee and European Advisory Committee. The final report now is available.
- Fatigue Management
- For decades, Flight Safety Foundation has taken a leading role in fatigue management projects. Most recently, the Foundation joined with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the International Business Aviation Council to present the Fatigue Management Guide for General Aviation Operators of Large and Turbojet Aeroplanes, based on the work of the ICAO Fatigue Risk Management Systems Task Force. In 2014, the Foundation, working with the National Business Aviation Association, released Duty/Rest Guidelines 2014 for Business Aviation, an updated version of a 1997 document produced by the FSF Fatigue Countermeasures Task Force.
- Flight Path Monitoring
- A Practical Guide to Flight Path Monitoring: Final Report of the Active Pilot Monitoring Working Group is available for download.
- Functional Check Flights
- In 2011, the Flight Safety Foundation–led FCF steering team, comprising Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier and Embraer, organized a symposium to discuss challenges to be addressed and current best practices for conducting functional check flights. After the symposium, the Foundation and the FCF steering team continued their work and created the Functional Check Flight Compendium.
Pilot Training and Competency
Flight Safety Foundation issued a position paper urging the global aviation industry to embrace a data-driven approach to pilot training. In the paper, the Foundation said the industry has reached a crossroads in determining how pilots need to be selected, hired, trained and mentored for career growth, and that changes need to be made if the industry is to continue its stellar safety performance in an era of expected rapid growth in many regions of the world. The paper includes the Foundation’s related recommendations.
Leading aviation safety experts are interviewed on a variety of aviation safety topics.
- Special Reports
Besides its regular publications, the Foundation from time to time takes on a big theme and examines it top to bottom. Some have been published as special issues of Flight Safety Digest, others as stand-alone productions. Some have been commissioned from outside sources and issued as part of an industry initiative.
- Special Reports
- Unreliable Airspeed
- Historical and recent accidents and incidents have highlighted the risk associated with unreliable airspeed (URA) events. These events are normally transient in nature and can cause multiple, seemingly unrelated warnings and failures.