The 2nd Annual Common Aviation Risk Model (CARM) Meeting will be held on Sept. 25-26, 2017.  The event will be hosted by American Airlines in Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas.

A group of aviation organizations, comprised of airlines, ATC providers, maintenance and technical organizations spanning North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East have voluntarily come together to work collaboratively and identify common operational hazards and threats affecting safety.  The CARM Group utilizes BowTie risk models to find weak signals that may have been missed within a data driven Safety Management System indicating changes in risk. Leveraging collective knowledge and experience within the Group, the objective is to create effective barriers against potentially previously unknown risks.  Critical issues such as lithium batteries, an example of balancing security vs safety risks, is a current project.

The key to CARM is the expansion of the risk subject matter experts to include others from outside the company. In this way, external safety and risk expertise can be shared, reducing the chance that each individual company learns about threats “the hard way.”  Most importantly, the CARM Group does not deal with or share proprietary or commercial information since the members, while sharing safety knowledge, are commercial competitors within their industry.

If you work in the aviation industry and you’re keen to join the meeting, please email for more information on participating.