The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) has launched Safety 1st Verify, an online directory providing insight into FBO and airport participation in leading industry safety programmes, including Safety 1st, IS-BAH, Safety 1st Clean and Fuel QC Management System. Safety 1st Verify is an evolution of its predecessor, the FBO Status Map, that allows for enhanced search and filtering actions as well as more robust operational and facility information.
“Empowering aviation business safety is NATA's core mission, and Safety 1st Verify serves as a valuable tool for operators, pilots, schedulers and dispatchers to make more informed decisions on FBOs and airports,” says executive vice president Ryan Waguespack.
To further enhance safety programme visibility, NATA is collaborating with FuelerLinx, an aviation fuel planning and tankering software system that enables operators to optimise flight operations, automate the fuel purchasing process and reduce operating costs in one easy-to-manage interface. Through this integration, FuelerLinx customers can now use their FBO Manager function to seek and sort FBOs by their NATA Safety 1st status, allowing for an even more holistic view of a facility. FBO listings displaying the NATA logo indicate an adherence to one or more of the industry-leading safety programmes.
For auditing and record-keeping purposes, FuelerLinx customers can view and capture transactions completed at FBOs active in NATA and industry partner safety programmes through transaction analytics.
“As the industry continues to modernise, aviation business professionals are seeking as much flight scheduling detail as possible," adds Waguespack. "NATA is pleased to bring safety to the forefront of the decision-making process.”
The NATA logo(s) on the FuelerLinx platform and on Safety 1st Verify signify that Safety 1st Training ensures that flight crews and other flight scheduling personnel receive continuously up-to-date, high-quality service based on accepted safety technical training and best practices. Fuel QC Management System subscribers meet the most stringent fuel quality control standards in the industry to help ensure the fuel they deliver is clean, dry and on specification, and with NATA Safety 1st Clean, operators can trust that an FBO is adhering to the latest industry best practices and government agency guidance for facility cleaning and sanitation. IS-BAH assures the implementation of industry best practices blended through a progressive safety management system appropriate to the scale and nature of fixed based operations and business aircraft handling agencies.
Safety programme participants can view and update their listing and flight schedulers can search for safety-qualified FBOs and airports at the Safety 1st Verify website.