The Jeppesen Employees Flying Association (JEFA) strives to establish and maintain the safest possible environment for all its members and visitors, both in the air and on the ground. In pursuing these goals, JEFA will maintain a proactive aviation safety program and all members are expected to participate in the program and take an active role in the identification, reduction and elimination of risks and hazards.
JEFA’s Safety Philosophy
When it comes to aviation, safety is one of the most talked about subjects. And general aviation is no exception. Safety is usually discussed from a negative point of view accidents do happen. It is therefore our goal to develop a sound safety program, to establish and maintain an open and proactive, non-threatening and non-punitive safety environment, and to foster safety conscious attitudes among all members. Our members, every one of them, are the key elements in JEFA’s safety culture. Safety is everyone’s responsibility.
In other words, JEFA’s goal is to attract, train and retain safety-conscious members who, irrespective of their flying credentials and experience level, strive to be proficient, professional and safe both in the cockpit and on the ground. Anything practical that can be done to increase safety awareness, to improve safety practices and to prevent accidents, incidents and injury will be done.
JEFA’s approach to safety is to be as impartial and objective as humanly possible and make decisions and interpretations to safety-related matters irrespective of the rank or title the involved persons hold within JEFA or within Jeppesen’s organization.
JEFA’s Safety Handbook outlines standard methods and operating procedures which are generally consistent with accepted and established industry practices. With regard to safety, as an absolute minimum, all applicable Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) and aircraft-specific documentation apply.
Reporting of Accidents, Incidents and Hazards
The JEFA Safety Office encourages all members to diligently, expeditiously and, if so desired, anonymously report any hazards or potential precursors to a hazardous situation. For incidents, you may want to use JEFA’s Incident Report Template. Please also take note of JEFA Incident and Accident Communication Plan to learn when and how to report. Members are encouraged to submit the report, by mail or in person, to JEFA Safety Office, Attn: Craig Thighe, 55 Inverness Dr. East, Englewood, CO 80112.
Members can also call the FAA’s 24-hour Safety Hotline at (800) 255-1111. For information on filing an Aviation Safety Report System (ASRS) report or how to report an accident to the NTSB, please check out: http://www.faa.gov/aircraft/safety/report/.
As pilots, we hope to never having to go through this process. It is, nevertheless, good advice to become familiar with the information contained in the NTSB document 49 CFR 830.