MERIDIAN, ID – T-O Engineers is excited to announce the publication of the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis 71 – Airport Safety Risk Management Panel Activities and Outcomes. Aviation Project Manager, Nathan Cuvala, PE, proposed the topic for research and served on the project oversight panel.
“I am excited for the release of the finished publication as it will help all airports better understand and participate in the FAA’s Safety Risk Management (SRM) panel process,” said Cuvala.
After being involved with one of the first FAA Airports led SRM panels, outside of the FAA’s pilot study projects, Cuvala saw a need for more relevant guidance to help airports prepare for and participate in the SRM panel process. As all passenger service airports will be required to implement Safety Management Systems (SMS) in the near future, Nathan submitted the topic to ACRP for further study.
After the topic was selected, Cuvala served on the project panel overseeing the research, attending several meetings in Washington D.C. and reviewing work products.
“The entire process was extremely valuable as all of the panel participants, including myself, gained a greater understanding of the SRM panel process,” said Cuvala. “Both this report and my experience throughout the process will allow T-O Engineers to help our client’s better prepare for and participate in SRM panels in the future.”
For more information on ACRP as well as the full ACRP Synthesis 71 – Airport Safety Risk Management Panel Activities and Outcomes visit: