The Flight Safety Foundation has expressed its support for the new rules approved by the European Parliament in support of data sharing in the aviation industry.
“We applaud the European Parliament for taking this important step forward in aviation safety, and urge the European Council and Commission to adopt implementing regulations and guidance material at the earliest possible time,” stated Ken Hylander, Acting CEO of the Flight Safety Foundation. “Sharing data and applying powerful analytics to develop mitigation strategies represent leaps forward in further improving aviation’s outstanding safety record. Through data sharing, we can collect evidence of small problems across the industry, identify the risk, and work to develop solutions – before the accident occurs.”
The new regulation is expected to enter into force in May 2014. It will apply in full 18 months later.