MAS 608 Aircraft Accident Investigation.
Accident Investigation: Key Players and Their Recommendations.
For some time I have known that I don't know everything. Granted, there was a time when I thought I did and I couldn't be told wrong if you had the reference sitting in my face. Thankfully that has all changed. In life you begin to learn that there are people out there who know things you don't and you start to realize that in some areas of life you might just need a helping hand. The same can be said on a bigger scale. .
When companies don't have the resources to get something done, they get outside help. If there are problems with their efficiency, they hire an efficiency expert to come and look at the problem. When an aircraft accident is being investigated there are a lot of factors that come into play. This raises the need for many experts on many aspects. In this paper I intend to discuss aspects of a few key players in accident investigations, their recent recommendations for safety improvements, and what they can bring to the table to try and reduce the number of accident investigations that take place.
The most prominent organizations dealing with accident investigation are the National Transportation and Safety Board (NTSB), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). These are the three powerhouses' associated with accident investigation and aviation safety. While each organization has its own regulations, most of their "inspiration- comes from the ICAO Annex 13 and the FAA regulation 8020.11b. Both documents lay groundwork on how to do an accident investigation. There are however smaller organizations and independent firms who do all the foot work. These are the people who gather data, analyze it, and make recommendations as well as those who help in ways that might not initially seem important.
One of the big players in an accident investigation is the Office of Accident Investigation (AAI).