Boeing Enhances Its Safety Measures
July 16, 2024
Aviation

Boeing Enhances Its Safety Measures

New Annual Report Highlights Progress

Boeing has unveiled its third annual safety report, underscoring the aerospace giant’s ongoing commitment to bolstering product safety and fostering a safety culture within and across the aviation industry.

The report showcases a series of initiatives aimed at enhancing safety protocols and addressing recommendations by governmental and industry experts.

Mike Delaney, Boeing’s Chief Aerospace Safety Officer, emphasised the company’s dedication to ensuring the safety and quality of its products and services.

“We are entrusted with the safety of all those who fly on, use, operate, and maintain our products,” stated Delaney.

“Our commitment is never to forget our responsibility to ensure every action and decision brings lasting improvements to the safety and quality of our products and services.”

Key highlights from the 2024 Boeing Comprehensive Aerospace Safety Officer (CASO) report include:

Safety Culture

Following the 737-9 accident in January 2024, Boeing has intensified efforts to encourage employees to voice safety concerns, resulting in a remarkable increase of over 500% in submissions through the Speak Up reporting channel compared to the previous year.

Boeing introduced the Safety Experience at Boeing digital learning platform in 2023, enabling employees to glean and apply safety lessons to their work. Additionally, the company launched the ‘Just Culture Guiding Principles’ last year to foster an environment where employees feel empowered to report errors without fear of reprisal.

Safety Practices

Boeing established Safety Management System Boards within its business units to identify, track, and mitigate risks within their respective areas of operation. Furthermore, the company collaborated with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to develop machine-learning algorithms to identify emerging hazards and safety trends.

A groundbreaking effort commenced to share operational data with engineering teams, allowing for real-world validation of design efficacy.

Collaborating for a Safer Industry

Boeing expanded its Competency-Based Training & Assessment (CBTA) programmes to include five additional airlines, bringing the number of participating carriers to nine. This innovative training approach combines technical knowledge with leadership skills to enhance product understanding.

Moreover, Boeing Flight Operations Representatives significantly increased engagements with airline flight crews, offering expertise to over 170 global operators to ensure Boeing products’ safe and effective operation.

Featured image: A Boeing 777X aircraft. Credit: Boeing

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