ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Flight Safety Foundation is pleased to announce that Presage Group Inc. has become a Foundation Benefactor member. Benefactors are the elite members of the Foundation who contribute above and beyond their membership level.
“Our decision to become a Benefactor member of Flight Safety Foundation was one of the easiest business decisions we have made in our 15-year history, because we want to continue to be part of the most important organization to positively impact the aviation community globally,” said Dr. Martin Smith, CEO and co-founder of Presage.
The company’s head of aviation and chair of the Foundation’s International Advisory Committee, Capt. Bill Curtis, said, “The best way for any company to make a difference in the aviation industry is to partner with the organization that has the eyes and the ears of the stakeholder community, and that’s Flight Safety Foundation.”
Presage Group, which is based in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, is a software company that leverages its psychosocial intellectual property and web-based assessment platform to unlock what drives non-compliance to operational procedures and policies. Smith left flight operations 25 years ago to complete his doctoral work in psychology, in order to specifically study “pilot decision making in the moment.” Over the last 15 years, his original work has been transformed into a real-time analytics software program that identifies, quantifies and mitigates the personal, interpersonal, operational and cultural drivers for non-compliance.
“As an industry, we are very, very good at identifying and quantifying what is happening, but not so good at identifying why it is happening,” Curtis said. “The Presage solution unpacks the why for its customers.”
“We are very pleased to welcome Presage as a Benefactor member,” said Jon Beatty, president and CEO of Flight Safety Foundation. “The global aviation system depends on the safety work of the Foundation, and we depend on our membership to help fund that work. Our Benefactor members demonstrate this commitment at the highest level and we are proud to welcome Presage to this group.”
Presage was an important contributor to the Foundation’s recently completed Go-Around Decision-Making and Execution Project.