Accession Number : ADA327417

Title :   Report of the Defense Science Board Task Force on Aviation Safety.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : DEFENSE SCIENCE BOARD WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Randolph, Randy

PDF Url : ADA327417

Report Date : FEB 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 71

Abstract : The Task Force was formed in November 1996. It met formally eight times. Three of those meetings took place at the Safety Centers of the Army, Navy (Marine) and Air Force. The objective of the study was to make recommendations regarding ways to reduce the rate of military aviation accidents, and, more importantly, to reduce the recent rise in loss of life that accompanies these avoidable events. The following specific tasks were outlined in the Terms of Reference (TOR): TOR#1: Determine the need/value of a joint program to require a standardized process for reporting and assessing the causes of accidents. TOR#2: Determine the effectiveness of methods presently used to disseminate lessons learned to help prevent accidents. TOR#3: Recommend new approaches to reduce the incidence of recurring safety problems. These problems include accident causal factors such as human error and controlled flight into terrain. TOR#4: Assess the need for a DoD-wide Human Performance network to improve the identification and dissemination of lessons learned across the Services. TOR#5: Recommend new approaches to institutionalize risk management within the Services, and TOR#6: Provide recommendations concerning flight safety technologies that should be installed on each type of aircraft.

Descriptors :   *AVIATION SAFETY, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, NAVAL AVIATION, POLICIES, LESSONS LEARNED, RISK, FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS, TASK FORCES, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, MARINE CORPS AVIATION, AVIATION ACCIDENTS, LIFE CYCLE COSTS, ARMY AVIATION, SAFETY EQUIPMENT.

Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE