NTSB Makes 2 Recommendations to Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation.October 26, 2012 -
NTSB issued 2 recommendations to Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation. Recommendation A-12-62 concerns commissioning audit by qualified independent safety experts before start of next major certification flight test program†to evaluate flight test safety management system. Recommendation A-12-63 is to provide information about lessons learned from implementation of flight test safety management system to interested manufacturers, flight test industry groups, and other appropriate parties.
NTSB Safety Recommendations A-12-62 through -63
National Transportation Safety Board
490 L'Enfant Plaza, SW
Washington, DC, 20594
Press release date: October 23, 2012
The NTSB issued 10new recommendations, including five to the Federal Aviation Administration, three to the Flight Test Safety Committee, and the following two recommendations to Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation:
Commission an audit by qualified independent safety experts, before the start of the next major certification flight test program, to evaluate the company's flight test safety management system, with special attention given to the areas of weakness identified in this report, and address all areas of concern identified by the audit.
Provide information about the lessons learned from the implementation of its flight test safety management system to interested manufacturers, flight test industry groups, and other appropriate parties.
The complete recommendation letter is available on the Web at the URL indicated above.
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