Accession Number:

ADA465642

Title:

Voluntary Aviation Safety Information-Sharing Process: Preliminary Audit of Distributed FOQA and ASAP Archives Against Industry Statement of Requirements

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION OKLAHOMA CITY OK CIVIL AEROMEDICAL INST

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2007-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

The Voluntary Aviation Safety Information-Sharing Process VASIP is designed to provide a means for the commercial aviation industry and the Federal Aviation Administration FAA to collect, share safety-related information, and to use that information to proactively identify, analyze, and correct safety issues that affect commercial aviation. The key to VASIP is the development of a technical process to extract de-identified safety data from any participating airline Flight Operations Quality Assurance FOQA or Aviation Safety Action Program ASAP, aggregate it through a distributed database, and make it accessible to appropriate industry stakeholders for analysis. In 2004, the ASAP and FOQA Aviation Rulemaking Committees ARCs identified the National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA as having the institutional background, resources, and personnel capable of developing this technical aggregation framework, as well as the analytical tools to support the process. Beginning in June of 2004, NASA led a collaborative partnership of participating airlines, employee organizations, and FAA representatives to define key components of archives of FOQA and ASAP data. This defined a set of functional requirements for archive development that were approved by the FOQA and ASAP ARCs. In October 2004, at the request of and with partial funding by the FAA, NASA initiated an Information Sharing Initiative under the Aviation Safety and Security Program to provide funds and oversight to develop distributed archiving and analysis. The basic infrastructure was deployed in January 2006, and data archiving began at participating airlines. The current document audits the hardware, software, and networking infrastructure against the original functional specifications provided by the ARCs to NASA.

Subject Categories:

  • Commercial and General Aviation
  • Information Science
  • Computer Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE