FlightLab: Preventing Aviation Accidents with Safety Technology 14 June 2023 1330 - 1430

This is a historic time for aviation safety in the United States, with many safety-enhancing technologies, including auto-land, auto-taxi, and auto-takeoff, as well as high-precision GPS and remote piloting capabilities within reach. While major U.S. commercial air carriers have a strong safety record, more must be done to make aviation safer. Recent studies have concluded that general aviation operations, which include all civil flights other than scheduled air services and non-scheduled air transport operations for hire, are between 8 and 15 times more dangerous than driving, but that 68% of fatal accidents could potentially have been prevented with safety-enhancing technology. During this session, attendees will learn about:

  • Recent data and studies that analyze general aviation accidents and identify how safety technology could have prevented the incidents.
  • Specific safety technologies that are under development to prevent these accidents and how these technologies also apply to advanced air mobility.
  • The regulatory and public policy focus and changes that are necessary to deploy aviation safety technologies.