NBAA Safety Committee Establishes Loss of Control In-flight Working Group

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The NBAA Safety Committee has identified Loss of Control In-flight (LOC-I) as one of its top four safety issues for 2016, along with the single pilot accident rate, runway excursions and airport ground collisions. Paul BJ Ransbury, the president of Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) provider Aviation Performance Solutions (APS), has been selected as the lead for the NBAA Safety Committee LOC-I Working Group.

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Loss of Control In-flight is a complex and pervasive threat to air safety that demands focused attention by our safety team.

Aviation Performance Solutions (APS) announced today that its president, Paul BJ Ransbury, has been selected as the NBAA Safety Committee lead for its Loss of Control In-flight (LOC-I) Working Group. The NBAA Safety Committee has identified LOC-I as one of its top four safety issues for 2016, along with the single pilot accident rate, runway excursions and airport ground collisions.

“Loss of Control In-flight is a complex and pervasive threat to air safety that demands focused attention by our safety team. Over the past two years on the committee, Mr. Ransbury has unfailingly demonstrated his balanced, robust and comprehensive approaches to mitigating the LOC-I threat to our membership’s pilots” said Steven Charbonneau, the NBAA Safety Committee Chairman, “The NBAA Safety Committee has identified the NBAA’s Top Safety Focus Areas for 2016, to include LOC-I, through our data-driven annual risk assessment. They are grouped into three areas – Top Safety Issues, Safety Hazards, and Foundations for Safety. These focus areas are intended to help promote safety-enhancing discussions and initiatives within flight departments and among owner-flown operations.”

APS, Ransbury’s global network of specialized flight schools, specializes in effectively delivered upset prevention and recovery training (UPRT) which mitigates the loss of control in-flight (LOC-I) threat to air safety through pilot education and practical skill development. LOC-I is defined as flight that occurs outside of the normal flight envelope with an inability of the pilot to control the aircraft. In a report issued by Boeing in August 2015, the Commercial Aviation Safety Team’s statistical research identifies LOC-I as the leading cause of fatalities in jet aviation worldwide over the past 10 years, 2005 through 2014.

“It is a great honor and privilege to work alongside the the progressive, thoughtful, diverse and passionate members of the NBAA Safety Committee.” says Paul BJ Ransbury, president of Aviation Performance Solutions, “As the lead of the NBAA’s LOC-I Working Group, our team’s goals are to establish valuable and effective resources for individual pilots and flight department safety managers to maximize their air safety and to ultimately overcome aviation’s leading fatal threat, Loss of Control In-flight.”

ABOUT AVIATION PERFORMANCE SOLUTIONS

Aviation Performance Solutions LLC (APS), headquartered at the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa, Arizona USA, trains thousands of professional pilots and instructors in comprehensive upset prevention and recovery training skill development. APS, an IS-BAO registered company, provides integrated LOC-I solutions via industry-leading app-based, on-aircraft (jet and piston), and full-flight simulator upset prevention & recovery training. All training is in full compliance with the Airplane Upset Recovery Training Aid – Revision 2, FAA Advisory Circular 120-109 on Stall and Stick Pusher Training, ICAO Manual on Aeroplane Upset Prevention and Recovery Training and the FAA Advisory Circular 120-111 on Upset Prevention and Recovery Training. APS is the only Part 141 Flight School certified in the delivery of complete upset prevention & recovery, stall/spin and instrument upset recovery training courses worldwide. With additional training locations in Dallas (Texas, USA), The Netherlands (Europe) and the Middle East (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia), APS provides global access to the highest quality and most effective upset prevention and recovery training available. http://www.apstraining.com

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