• Parry Hedima

Increasing Aviation Safety in Alaska

Updated: Nov 11



Parnda Hedima is a Business, Aviation & Research Consultant who is a member of the National Business Aviation Association. Experimental Aircraft Association, & Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association.    For more information on how Business Aviation can support your Operations and Activities please contact us or call us on (239) 227-5768. We can facilitate your Business Aircraft Purchases.  #BusinessAviation #Aircrafts #Aviation #FBO #BizAv #BizAvWorks #BizJet #GeneralAviation #AirCrash #Bushflying #AirTravel #FlyAlaska #AirCrashInvestigations
Wreckage of Plane Crash near St. Mary's Alaska provided by Alaska State Troopers to Associated Press

The FAA last week released recommendations (www.faa.gov/alaska) on increasing aviation safety in Alaska after a yearlong, sweeping examination of safety issues specific to the challenges of flying in Alaska, where more than 80% of its communities are accessible only by air.


The general aviation accident rate for Alaska was 13.59 mishaps per every 100,000 flying hours as compared to the figure for the United States as whole: 5.85 accidents per 100,000 flying hours according to the Air Safety Foundation. The geography of the state has posed challenges of flying, where the accident rate is more than two times worse than it is in the US as a whole.


Among the recommendations are: increasing and improving weather data reporting and forecasting —including continued testing of Visual Weather Observation Systems (VWOS), expanding satellite-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) air-traffic control coverage to more areas, and improving navigation charting. The FAA will now begin developing a roadmap for implementing the recommendations in the near- and mid-term, focusing on initiatives with the greatest safety benefits.


The Federal Aviation Administrator (FAA) will develop a draft roadmap by mid-February 2022, identify the resources necessary to implement it, and will then seek aviation stakeholder feedback on the roadmap through May 2022. The FAA will continue those initiatives already underway and will begin to incorporate aspects of the new initiatives by summer 2022. A progress report will be submitted to stakeholders by September 30, 2022.


Related Link:

FAA Flying recommendation for Alaska.


Parnda Hedima is a Business, Aviation & Research Consultant who is a member of the National Business Aviation Association. Experimental Aircraft Association, & Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association.


For more information on how Business Aviation can support your Operations and Activities please contact us or call us on (239) 227-5768. We can facilitate your Business Aircraft Purchases.


#BusinessAviation #Aircrafts #Aviation #FBO #BizAv #BizAvWorks #BizJet #GeneralAviation #AirCrash #Bushflying #AirTravel #FlyAlaska #AirCrashInvestigations




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