General Aviation Joint Steering Committee
Outreach Guidance Document
Flight Risk Assessment Tools (FRATs)
2016/11/4-095 (I) PP
This outreach guidance is provided to all FAA and aviation industry groups that are participating in outreach efforts sponsored by the General Aviation Joint Steering Committee (GAJSC). It is important that all outreach on a given topic is coordinated and is free of conflicts. Therefore, all outreach products should be in alignment with the outline and concepts listed below for this topic.
Outreach Month: December 2016
Topic: Flight Risk Assessment Tools (FRATs) (SE 3 Output 2)
The FAA and industry will conduct a public education campaign emphasizing the benefits of assessing Flight Risk through the use of Flight Risk Assessment Tools.
Hazard identification and risk assessment are essential components of effective safety management systems. Pilots are required by regulation to acquire information relevant to proposed flights and plan for how to deal with hazards identified during the information gathering process. Flight Risk Assessment Tools are designed to assist with the risk assessment process. The GAJSC recommends that pilots use FRATs to improve their risk assessment processes.
- Discuss the scope and safety benefits of FRATs
- Acquaint pilots with available resources.
- Discuss means of managing resources.
- Encourage pilots to use FRATs.