The FAA’s vision 2025
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has compiled and dispensed a document labeled “Destination 2025”. The agency states that this document is a vision statement in transforming the national aviation system. It captures the future that the nation aims to achieve in its aviation system by 2025 (FAA 1). In the introductory section of the document, FAA outlines its mission statement, which is to offer the safest and most proficient aviation system in the globe. A review of the plan outlined in this document indicates that the agency will ultimately be able to meet its overarching objective, which is to improve overall safety in the country’s aviation system (FAA 1).
The plan captures an ideal future where air travel will move safely, smoothly and efficiently around the world. This will be achieved through ensuring that all flights depart as well as land on time without any delays at any given point. This goal will successfully improve safety by ensuring that there is no eventful overcrowding among different categories of people that include passengers, operators and crews. This is because overcrowding increases risks for fatal accidents (FAA 2).
The plan also outlines how the agency intends to advance aviation within an environmentally sustainable and energy effective way. This will be achieved through reducing noise, emissions and carbon footprints exerted on communities. The agency further intends to adopt new technology and other innovations that are likely to foster environmentally responsive solutions (FAA 2). This will improve safety by ensuring that neighboring communities live in a clean environment that does not expose them to catastrophic, critical, marginal and negligible health-related consequences.
FAA further outlines how it will prepare future workforce by equipping the existing workforce with valid safety-related skills and expertise. The plan entails creating a highly skilled workforce that is capable of integrating integrity, justice, multiplicity and innovativeness in their professional hallmarks (FAA 3). This will improve safety by ensuring that the industry workforce is knowledgeable about the types and sources of safety hazards and how they can put mitigation measures. Skills development will also enable the industry workforce to integrate their adaptive skills as well as the abilities in reaching the intended level of efficiency, sustainability and ultimately safety (FAA4).
The plan also entails improving global collaboration with ICAO among other international partners to enhance aviation safety as well as the environmental sustainability around the world. This step will improve safety by ensuring that the world’s most efficient and productive organizations are brought together to promote seamless intervention in promoting safety. This collaboration will also ensure that interoperable standards, systems and technologies are harmonized and integrated into aviation safety process. This will eventually ensure that the highest safety standards are met to eliminate any possible hazards in the aviation safety system (FAA 5).
Despite the FAA plan’s potential successes in improving aviation safety, it is obvious that additional safety concerns will be raised. One of these safety concerns that will be raised include the questionable agency’s capacity to identify all the human factors that are directly linked to safety risks affecting the aviation industry (FAA 6). This is because identifying the human factors affecting the safety system is dependent on individual employee open reporting. The safety concern emanating from this factor is that employees may not provide all the information needed to improve the aviation system, which may ultimately affect effort intended to improve safety (FAA 7).
In conclusion, it is evident that the FAA’s vision for 2025, which is titled Destination 2025,is likely to improve safety changing the way the industry assures safety, minimizing environmental impacts, improving the industry workforce, enhancing global collaboration and promoting inattentiveness.
FAA. Destination 2025. Viewed on 25th August, 2015 from