Resulting Safety Initiatives

The General Aviation Joint Steering Committee (GAJSC) is a public-private partnership working to improve general aviation safety. The GAJSC Loss of Control (LOC) working group has identified safety enhancements that will result in lowering of the LOC accident rate. At this time they include strategies focused on implementing safety technologies including:

  1. Angle of attack sensors and displays
  2. Simple autopilots and cockpit automation
  3. Novel displays enhancing pilot situational awareness to prevent LOC inflight (LOCi)
  4. Electronic parachute (emergency automatic landing)
  5. Flight trajectory management (advanced flight controls and fly-by-wire flight control systems for Part 23 airplanes)
  6. Improved flight envelope protection
  7. Airplane energy state awareness

In 1991, the FAA published Advisory Circular (AC) 60-22, Aeronautical Decision Making, which discusses risk and stress management tools, and how personal attitudes can affect and influence decision making relative to operational safety during flight and flight planning. The AC was published as a tool to help pilots recognize and alleviate unnecessary risk associated with flying activities. The AC, in two electronic documents, is available at the following links: (AC 60-22 part I) (AC 60-22 Part II).

Additionally, in 2003 and 2011, the FAA issued advisory material regarding attitude indicators and electronic instrument displays in airplanes certificated under 14 CFR Part 23.

Advisory Circular 91-75 Attitude Indicators, provides guidance and justification relative to replacing the rate of turn indicator (turn and bank indicator) with a standby attitude indicator.

Advisory Circular 23.1311-1C Installation of Electronic Display in Part 23 Airplanes, provides guidance for the design, installation, integration, and approval of electronic flight displays in Part 23 airplanes.

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