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Emphasizing Human Factors to Minimize Error in Aviation
Human error contributes to the great majority of aviation accidents. Performance Vector’s valuable, forward-looking safety support portfolio offers insights, strategies and specific practical steps to help you manage your safety risks. Easy enrollment and a largely web-based approach conveniently support your operations wherever they occur around the globe.
Available to All Insured Turbine Operators
USAIG-insured operators of turbine-powered aircraft – regardless of fleet size – qualify for Performance Vector. Our programs that satisfy multiple industry and regulatory requirements for human factors training and safety management systems boost your performance while helping you meet NBAA, IS-BAO and other leading safety management criteria (see listing).
The Exact Support You Need
Choose programs that best supplement your ongoing safety initiatives. Begin with a complimentary allowance of Performance Vector support that refreshes with each policy renewal. If you desire more training capacity or services, take advantage of preferred USAIG-member rates that we’ve arranged with many of our industry-leading partners.
Use this document to start exploring your many options in Performance Vector.
Put Your Achievement on Display
When you use Performance Vector services, you receive an achievement plaque to display as a symbol of your dedication to safety.
CHOOSE ONE OF THESE OPTIONS
Customize a complimentary training package of up to five courses in any combination among fourteen available mix-and-match individual training course options. Or, choose complimentary training for up to two pilots at an Aircare FACTS one-day pilot emergency procedures course. Or, select complimentary tuition for one pilot to attend a 2-day, 3 -flight Upset Prevention & Recovery Training (UPRT) course provided by Aviation Performance Solutions (APS). Or, helicopter operators can choose our Safety Bucks, which provides credits to reduce the cost of flight proficiency training.
MIX AND MATCH COURSE OPTIONS (create your own 5-course training package)
AIRCARE FACTS PILOT EMERGENCY PROCEDURES TRAINING
Up to two pilots learn the essentials of land and water evacuations, smoke and fire, hypoxia awareness, wet-ditching and search and rescue procedures. This intensive one-day course is held twice weekly at training centers in Dallas, TX, and Morristown, NJ, and proves especially valuable for pilots who regularly carry passengers without a cabin crewmember. Curriculum includes:
Training meets requirements for FAR Parts 91, 91K, 135, as well as ISBAO. Training records provided after successful completion.
APS-USAIG UPSET PREVENTION & RECOVERY TRAINING (UPRT) COURSE
A two-day course for one jet pilot that addresses the fundamentals of UPRT and embeds core skills and knowledge to recognize and solve all stall and airplane upset conditions. Academic and in-flight training concepts and methods are directly applicable to high performance jet airplanes. This customized course can be scheduled at APS’s Phoenix, AZ or Dallas, TX locations. Training includes 8 hours of classroom instruction covering:
Interspersed at appropriate points in the academics are three flights conducted in an Extra-300L aircraft with an expert APS UPRT instructor pilot covering:
The program that's been boosting helicopter safety since 1997 is now part of Performance Vector. Helicopter operators who choose this option receive credits they can use to reduce costs for annual simulator or in-aircraft flight proficiency training courses with select providers.
Participating Safety Bucks Training Centers
Agusta Westland Philadelphia CorporationContact: Massimo BichisecchiTelephone: 215-501-0835
Airbus Helicopters Training Center (Formerly American Eurocopter)Contact: Tamara TigertTelephone: 972-641-3646
Bell Helicopter Training AcademyContact: Neil BartonTelephone: 817-280-8567
ERA Training Center, LLCContact: Jennifer CalvoTelephone: 337-656-4110
FlightSafety International - D/FW Learning CenterContact: Dwayne MyersTelephone: 972-534-3200
FlightSafety International - Lafayette Learning CenterContact: Dwayne MyersTelephone: 972-534-3200
FlightSafety International - West Palm Beach Learning CenterContact: Dwayne MyersTelephone: 972-534-3200
MD Helicopters, Inc.Contact: Lisa LingnauTelephone: 480-346-6254
Webinars - A Group Training Solution
World-class human factors training for your entire flight department, pilot group or other divisions. Our webinar format overcomes scheduling challenges and provides an experience similar to a college seminar course - facilitated by expert presenters - while enabling your team to receive a common training experience. Join live webinars from anywhere a web connection is available. Recording links are sent to all registered participants after live sessions, in case a session can’t be joined and to enable reviewing at your convenience.
Global War on Error WEBINAR SERIES by Convergent Performance (Eight 45-minute sessions)
21st Century Safety Culture WEBINAR SERIES by Convergent Performance (Four 45-minute sessions; also includes an online safety culture survey taken prior to the course)
Aviation Maintenance Never Events™ WEBINAR SERIES by Convergent Performance (Eight 30-minute Sessions)
Fatigue Risk Management Policy Review and Webinar Training by Pulsar Informatics
Safety Program Support
Advance and fortify your safety and operational risk management systems with industry-leading support services: IS-BAO audit preparation; FLEET INSIGHT™ Fatigue Risk Management by Pulsar Informatics; PRISM SMS Services;Aircare Access Assistance mission safety support services; or annual enrollment in the Air Charter Safety Foundation Aviation Safety Action Program.
Aircare Access Assistance
Aircare Access Assistance provides a host of mission safety support services, including on-demand in-flight emergency medical assistance by board-certified emergency physicians anywhere in the world. In addition, this option provides free air crew medical training at any regularly scheduled Aircare FACTS training course; ongoing training with test calls and training scenarios; medical kit management including tracking and notification of expired items; and 24/7/365 crew safety and medical support services such as fit-for-flight consultations, referrals, lost prescriptions and more. Subscribers to this service qualify for a complimentary one-year subscription for one aircraft, and are eligible for substantial discounts on the service in subsequent years.
FLEET INSIGHT Fatigue Risk Management by Pulsar Informatics, Inc.
Receive a year-long subscription to the Fleet Insight™ web app with up to 5 included user logins to aid in proactively managing fatigue across operational schedules. Fleet Insight can be used to identify fatigue hotspots in schedules and crew pairings, view summary statistics, and design optimal fatigue countermeasures. Access to Fatigue Meter™, an associated iPad-optimized app used by pilots, flight attendants, and maintenance personnel to evaluate the fatigue impact of their flight and duty schedules, is also included for the same 5 users. Fatigue Meter can be used as a stand-alone tool or integrated with popular SMS and scheduling platforms. Choosing this as your Performance Vector selection provides a first-year subscription at no cost for new subscribers, or a substantial discount on the annual renewal fee for continuing Fleet Insight subscribers. If needed, operators can purchase additional user logons (beyond the 5 included) from Pulsar Informatics at a discounted rate.
Preparing for IS-BAO or IS-BAH Audit
Help preparing for your registration audit, whether you are seeking first-time registration or are looking to move to the next stage.
When you choose this option as your Performance Vector benefit, you select two of the three components listed below:
A) USAIG will purchase a copy of the IS-BAO or IS-BAH standard for you, making your organization a registered holder of the standard in perpetuity thereafter. Note: holding an organizational copy of the standard is a requirement to attain IS-BAO or IS-BAH registration, but it only needs to be purchased once, after which registered holders can obtain annual updates from the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC).
B) SMS-Lift™ from Convergent Performance. This group-formatted course addresses the vital SMS challenge of maximizing safety participation from all members of a flight organization. All materials are provided in a boxed kit to enable a member of your flight department to administer the course.
C) Paid tuition for one attendee at an IS-BAO or IS-BAH workshop as a non-accredited attendee (travel and lodging are not covered). Note: policyholders can opt to receive two paid workshop tuitions as their two components of this offer if that is preferable to options A or B.
Workshop schedules are set and published by IBAC:IS-BAO Workshop Schedule IS-BAH Workshop Schedule
Mayo Clinic ProPilot™ Program
Make the most trusted name in medicine your flight department’s medical director through the Mayo Clinic ProPilot™ program. Help reduce the likelihood of pilots developing medical conditions that jeopardize their medical certificates, rapidly address issues that arise, and expedite medical certification. Seamlessly combine the best medical care with the world’s best flight examiners. Tap into ProPilot to help your pilots stay healthy and enjoy long aviation careers.
Program Benefits Designed for Optimal Pilot Health
For policyholders that select the Mayo Clinic ProPilot as their Performance Vector benefit, USAIG covers the annual program fee for that organization’s pilots (up to 10). Each participant pilot receives a unique identifier and member card. The ProPilot program manager interviews the chief pilot or flight department manager to understand the organization’s needs and culture. Together, they determine an appointment schedule for high-quality medical certification examinations and codify program details and options. Each participating pilot signs a statement of understanding outlining program tenets and specific responsibilities of the pilot and flight department.
Click here to view video with more information on Mayo Clinic ProPilot.
PRISM Safety Management System Solutions
Adaptable to business aircraft flight operations of any size, mission and type of aircraft, and fully aligned with the ICAO/FAA “Four Pillars” of Safety Management concepts, PRISM SMS products are designed to help you plan, effectively implement and manage your safety management systems (SMS). Argus International, a global leader in aviation safety management, created PRISM SMS to help operators effectively boost safety performance while meeting the increasing challenges created by emerging regulations and standards.
PRISM SMS offers two subscription levels – PRISM Essential and PRISM Pro. USAIG policyholders that are eligible to participate in Performance Vector may choose the level that best aligns with their planned or existing SMS practices.
Air Charter Safety Foundation Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP) organizational enrollment or annual renewal
The ACSF ASAP provides a robust process to collect, analyze, and propose corrective action for employee-reported safety hazards, incidents or concerns. De-identified data from ASAP reports is also archived into a growing database of safety information to support learning and continuous improvement across the industry. Participating organizations execute a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with ACSF and the FAA, and their employees gain a straightforward online process to enter safety reports. An event review committee with members from ACSF, FAA and ASAP-participating organizations reviews every report, identifies and communicates corrective actions as appropriate, and approves qualifying reports for archiving. This frees participating organizations from those functions and ensures a standardized, unbiased, and timely process. To foster an open and non-punitive context, the FAA applies favorable consideration for reports where violation of the FARs may be implied, but no malicious intent is indicated. In keeping with the ASAP MOU and the FAA’s new compliance philosophy, no FAA administrative or enforcement action is used for reports accepted into ASAP.
The requirements to become an ASAP participating organization are:
Fees for ACSF membership and ASAP participation are predicated on the operators’ fleet and workforce size, respectively. For policyholders with 25 or fewer employees and/or fleets up to 6 total aircraft, selection of this Performance Vector option results in USAIG covering both the annual ACSF membership dues and the annual ASAP administrative fee. Policyholder organizations larger than that can still utilize this offer, but must self-address their ACSF membership and USAIG will cover the annual ASAP administrative fee.
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