Connect, influence, and lead global aviation safety. That’s the mission of the Flight Safety Foundation (FSF), which makes NATCA’s decision recently to become a benefactor of the FSF especially beneficial and noteworthy.
The FSF is an international, non-profit organization exclusively chartered to provide impartial, independent, expert safety guidance and resources for the aviation and aerospace industry. Founded in 1947, the Foundation serves as a catalyst to address and identify global safety issues and sets priorities through data collection, information sharing, education, advocacy, and communications. Information provided by FSF is useful to NATCA members’ daily operations.
“The FSF is a great organization that NATCA has worked with for many years,” said NATCA National Safety Committee Chairman Steve Hansen. “Elevating our membership to the Benefactor level strengthens our partnership and allows us to be more involved in important safety discussions that impact not only the U.S., but the larger international aviation industry as a whole.”
The Foundation’s effectiveness in bridging proprietary, cultural and political differences in the common cause of safety has earned worldwide respect. The common good of safer air travel continues to inspire individuals and organizations to rise above competitive interests towards shared objectives.
Today, FSF membership includes more than 1,000 organizations and individuals in 150 countries. The Foundation is based in Alexandria, Va., and has a regional office in Melbourne, Australia.
As a member of the Flight Safety Foundation, NATCA will be able to participate in pertinent safety discussions, while also including our counterparts from air traffic controller unions around the globe through the Global Air Traffic Controllers Alliance. This is another step in the right direction to ensure we have the right people at the table to have these critical discussions that impact the national and international aviation workforce.