Futron Supports U.S. Naval Aviation
Apr 5, 2012
Futron supports U.S. Naval Aviation through a comprehensive ground-breaking study of the Naval Aviation Safety Program
Led by Mr. Ken Neubauer, Futron's Technical Director for Aerospace Safety, this work explores four key areas to improve Naval Aviation flight safety: hazard reporting, safety education, fatigue risk, and best practices. The Navy's objective is to reach a level of safety performance where no aircraft or personnel are lost to preventable accidents this year.
Futron was commissioned by the Commander, U.S. Naval Air Forces, to conduct this ground-breaking study to assess the impact of safety initiatives begun in response to a "Mishap Reduction Challenge" made by the U.S. Secretary of Defense. A comprehensive Naval Aviation Safety review, to assess any areas for needed improvement, was also part of this work. Futron was selected to prime this effort based upon the company's extensive experience and proven track record in safety and risk management within the U.S. Government and the aerospace industry. In addition, Futron's Hampton Division members' extensive military and civilian flying experience and aviation safety knowledge, was key to the company's selection by the U.S. Navy, and to the successful outcome of this project. Another critical safety element in military aviation is the need to understand aircrew and pilot fatigue. To meet this critical need, Futron welcomes a new member to our aviation safety team - Dr. Nick Davenport - a U.S. Navy veteran and an expert on physiological fatigue, human performance, and aviation decision-making.
Futron continues to help our Nation's military by providing innovative ways to mitigate safety risks and reduce losses from aviation mishaps. Our successful application of safety and risk management tools in the aviation market segment will continue to provide opportunities for revenue growth.