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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.
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 relevant division. Our webinar format overcomes scheduling challenges to getting everyone together for a group training experience. It provides an experience similar to a college seminar course - facilitated by expert presenters - while enabling your team to get a commom training experience even if they can't all be in the same place at once. Join webinars from anywhere a web connection is available. Recording links are provided after live sessions in many courses so participants can view or review on their own schedule if a live session can't be joined.
Contemporary Human Factors WEBINAR SERIES by Convergent Performance (Six One-Hour Sessions)
MIND-BODY LINK: Fit 4 Duty™ WEBINAR SERIES by Convergent Performance (Six 40-minute Sessions)
Maintenance Mastery (MxM) and the 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; or Aircare Access Assistance mission safety support services.
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 Audit
Help preparing for your registration audit, whether you are seeking first-time registration or are looking to move to the next stage.
We will provide:
Or, if you already hold access to the IS-BAO standard:
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.
Enroll Your Client in Performance Vector
Use this convenient online form to provide your client's policy and contact information to enroll in Performance Vector programs. We will contact you to confirm the enrollment and discuss their next steps.
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