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Frequently Asked Questions

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Why do I need a safety reporting program?

Will I be able to compare my event data to other AVSiS users?

What will it cost me to obtain and implement AVSiS?

How can ACSF offer AVSiS to Part 91K programs and 135 operators at no charge?

I am a traditional Part 91 private aircraft operator or management company. Is AVSiS available to me?

Where will my data be housed? Is it secure?

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Why do I need a safety reporting program?
A non-punitive event reporting program is essential to a positive safety culture and to maintain constant safety awareness in your company. It has been estimated that for each fatal accident, as many as 360 incidents occur. Proper investigation of reported incidents or “near misses” provides an opportunity to identify and correct underlying problems before an accident occurs.

 

Will I be able to compare my event data to other AVSiS users?
Yes. AVSiS contains powerful tools that allow you to conduct comparative analyses with other users using de-identified data. ACSF is committed to ensuring your data is secure and remains anonymous. Therefore, until a sufficient number of users are participating, certain data queries may be limited. You will always have full access to your data and may choose not to allow your data to be a part of other users’ queries.

 

What will it cost me to obtain and implement AVSiS?
ACSF is providing AVSiS to the Part 135 and 91K operational community at absolutely no charge. Membership in ACSF is not required in order to obtain, use and benefit from having AVSiS as part of your safety program. We will house your data on our secure servers at no charge for as long as you continue to be an active user of AVSiS.

You will of course have internal costs to deploy the AVSiS tool to all appropriate employees, maintains an Internet connection (broadband speeds preferred but not required) and develop staff dedicated to performing the role of safety manager to review and act upon reports submitted via AVSiS.
If you are interested in supporting this and other ACSF initiatives, please consider joining ACSF.

 

How can ACSF offer AVSiS to Part 91K programs and 135 operators at no charge?
AVSiS was initially purchased by the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) under a grant from the FAA. NATA is a founding member of ACSF and believed the foundation was perfectly positioned to accomplish the grant’s purpose of wide scale deployment of a safety event reporting system to this industry segment. NATA has provided AVSiS to ACSF at no cost to the foundation, and we likewise are offering it free to the industry.

 

I am a traditional Part 91 private aircraft operator or management company. Is AVSiS available to me?
Due to the costs incurred to support AVSiS and maintain the database servers, at this time AVSiS is only available to Part 135 operators and 91K programs. In the future, ACSF will consider offering this product to a wider range of operators.

 

Where will my data be housed? Is it secure?
All user data will be housed in secure encrypted servers maintained by ACSF. To provide an enhanced level of security for Internet transmissions, the AVSiS program utilizes a secured Web portal. This is similar to many of the protocols used by corporations to allow remote access company servers (i.e. VPNs or Virtual Private Networks). Using this method provides significant protection and reassurance to users.  
 
 
Will my data be used by others?
ACSF will use collective, de-identified data for various reports and industry-wide trend analysis. Those choosing to participate by making anonymous data available to other users will likewise have access to that pool of data for conducting query searches.
 
 
 

I'm concerned about the legal implications of AVSiS. What should I know?
In discussing the implementation of this tool with many ACSF members and certificate holders, we have heard several concerns raised about potential liability associated with tracking and maintaining this safety data. ACSF has prepared a doucment that reviews some of these concerns and the information we have been able to identify regarding them.
 

 

 

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