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SM4 Safety Resource Bulletin
March 2017 | A Safety Investment Initiative of Global Aerospace
SM4 Partner Feature
You Can't Handle the Truth!
IS-BAO Stage 3 audit findings should bring both a sense of disquiet and a sense of relief. They should bother us because we should have been alert enough to pick up on the issues ourselves. We should also be relieved that someone pointed them out and gave us a chance to remedy the issues before we killed anyone... Read More
SM4 Partner Feature
Developing an Ecosystem for UAS Safety
UAS operations can be viewed as an ecosystem of sorts, with multiple components interacting with each other to create a safe environment. This ecosystem includes the people, equipment, documentation, processes, software, etc., necessary to maintain a framework of support from which the remote pilot can safely, efficiently and accurately perform mission-oriented flights. To create this self-perpetuating ecosystem for UAS operations, from which the mission and aircraft complexity will scale, it is essential for an organization to analyze the key areas identified in this whitepaper... Read More
UPRT Training
Training to "Startle"
The "Startle" response, common to all mammals, reptiles, fish and humans—including pilots of any and every skill or experience level—is an innate and involuntary reaction to sudden or threatening stimuli. Nowhere in the aviation experience is this more prevalent than Loss of Control In-Flight (LOC-I) or during aircraft upset events... Read More
SAFO Issued
FAA Cautions About Transponder and ADS-B Testing
Incidents of improper ground testing of transponder and ADS-B OUT equipment have resulted in false position information, including simulated altitude, being transmitted from the test aircraft and received by aircraft in flight. As a result of these reports, the FAA has issued a Safety Alert For Operators to advise them of the problem and recommend solutions... Read More
U.S. Helicopter Accidents Decrease
U.S. helicopter accident and fatal accident rates have decreased for the third consecutive year, according to data released by the FAA. The overall accident rate fell to 3.19 accidents per 100,000 flight hours in 2016, compared with 3.67 in 2015. "The FAA and the helicopter industry have worked together to educate the civil helicopter community about safe practices, to drive these improved results," said FAA Administrator Michael Huerta... Read More
News & EVENts

Mar. 20 – 22, 2017: The Tennessee Airports Conference (TAA)
Embassy Suites – Murfreesboro, TN
Global Aerospace in Attendance
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Apr. 23 – 26, 2017: RIMS Annual Conference
Pennsylvania Convention Center – Philadelphia, PA
Global Aerospace Booth #2437
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May 8 – 11, 2017: AUVSI – XPONENTIAL 2017
Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International
Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center – Dallas, TX
Global Aerospace Booth #947
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