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Flight Safety Foundation
Legal statusNon profit organisation
PurposeAviation safety research, education, advocacy
HeadquartersAlexandria, Virginia
Region served
President and CEO
Dr. Hassan Shahidi

The Flight Safety Foundation is an independent, nonprofit, international organization concerning research, education, advocacy, and communications in the field of aviation safety.[2] FSF brings together aviation professionals from all sectors to help solve safety problems facing the industry. With a membership that spreads throughout the world, FSF brings an international perspective to aviation issues for its members, the media, and the traveling public.


Since its founding in 1947, the Foundation has acted as a non-profit, independent clearinghouse to disseminate safety information, identify threats to safety, and recommend practical solutions. Today, the Foundation provides leadership to more than 1200 members in more than 75 countries.[1]


The Aviation Crash Injury Research (AvCIR) Division became part of FSF in April 1959, being transferred from Cornell University.[3] AvCIR later became Aviation Safety Engineering and Research (AvSER). AvCIR conducted safety research specific to aviation.


The Foundation’s stated objectives are to:


The FSF produces a monthly digital journal titled AeroSafety World which has a controlled circulation that includes all FSF members as well as executives at air carriers, maintenance organizations, industry manufacturers and suppliers, and civil aviation authorities.[4]

AeroSafety World is available electronically only.


In partnership with other safety organizations, FSF presents four annual summits—the International Air Safety Summit (IASS), the Business Aviation Safety Summit (BASS), the Singapore Aviation Safety Seminar (SASS), and the Safety Forum. FSF also organizes and sponsors smaller, regional safety events throughout the year.


The FSF gives out annual awards to recognize individual achievements and group achievements in aviation safety.

See also


  1. ^ a b "Beauvais named to Board of Governors of the Flight Safety Foundation". Business Wire. 1995-06-27. Retrieved 2009-02-22.
  2. ^ "About Flight Safety Foundation". Archived from the original on 2008-08-22. Retrieved 2009-02-22.
  3. ^ Army Aviation Safety - Crash Injury, Crashworthiness, AvCIR 70-0-128, Flight Safety Foundation, Inc, 30 Dec 1960.
  4. ^ ""Aviation Safety World" from Flight Safety Foundation". Business Publisher. 2006-05-17. Archived from the original on 2008-08-22. Retrieved 2009-02-22.