CAST is a joint government and industry effort that uses
a data-driven strategy to reduce the commercial aviation
fatality risk in the United States and promote safety
initiatives throughout the world. Their work, along with
new aircraft, regulations and other activities, reduced
the fatality risk for commercial aviation in the United
States by 83 percent from 1998 to 2008.
Seven of CAST's 76 safety enhancements have been derived
from forward-looking data analysis in ASIAS.
Additionally, ASIAS stays connected to CAST's safety
enhancements to track the effectiveness of those
interventions. The databases used to identify trends
include Flight Operations Quality Assurance (FOQA)
programs, the Aviation Safety Action Partnership (ASAP),
the Air Traffic Safety Action Program (ATSAP), FAA
surveillance data, and many others.
The agreement outlines the procedures, guidelines, and
roles and responsibilities for the ASIAS Executive Board
to address specific written NTSB requests for ASIAS
information. The agreement does not allow any of the
parties to use aggregate FOQA, ASAP, ATSAP or other
non-publicly available data to measure an individual
data contributor's performance or safety.
The NTSB will initiate written requests for ASIAS
information related to aircraft accidents involving U.S.
air carriers that occur in the United States and address
safety issues that both the NTSB and the ASIAS board
determine are significant and non-routine or
reoccurring. The NTSB will not publicly disclose ASIAS
information it receives via the process unless the ASIAS
Executive Board agrees.
The NTSB will share with ASIAS its archived air carrier
accident and incident flight data recorder information
related to a request.
Gilligan, Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety,
FAA and Captain Paul Morell, Vice President, Safety,
Security and Environmental Programs, US Airways signed
the agreement for the ASIAS Executive Board. David
Mayer, Managing Director, signed for the NTSB.