The UK Civil Aviation Authority has been appointed as one of the few international members of the Standing Committee on Aviation Safety, Security and Emergency Management.
The regulator will be a part of the Transportation Research Board’s work in enabling innovation in aviation.
Rob Stallard, Safety Strategy Specialist at the UK Civil Aviation Authority, received the invitation to be one of the members following engagement at the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting in January in Washington DC.
The Transportation Research Board provides leadership in transportation improvements and innovation through information exchange, research, and advice on all forms of transportation.
The aviation programme aims to improve research needed to commission work, with the UK Civil Aviation Authority already having several suggestions accepted.
As part of the work, the UK Civil Aviation Authority is also advising the Board on how the regulator is linking horizon scanning activities into various safety requirements and long-term planning for future flight capabilities.
Rob Stallard, Safety Strategy Specialist at the UK Civil Aviation Authority, said:
“Involvement in the Transportation Research Board programme is a fantastic opportunity to boost our existing work and collaborate. It opens up capacity and avenues to make progress on topics of interest that we may not have been able to do before.
“The UK Civil Aviation Authority is committed to maintaining and enhancing the safety and security of the aviation industry, and this appointment is a testament to its continued efforts in achieving this goal.”
Gaël Le Bris, Chair of the Aviation Safety, Security and Emergency Management Committee for the Transportation Research Board, commented:
“We are delighted to welcome Rob Stallard as one of our international members. This broadens our committee outreach and brings invaluable original input to our thought processes.
“We appreciate the contribution of the UK Civil Aviation Authority to the development of problem statements for the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP), an FAA-sponsored initiative of the Transportation Research Board that has produced hundreds of practice-ready materials. Sharing information and ideas between aviation communities all around the world is vital to advanced aviation worldwide.”