Personnel selection, training, and education
Protective clothing and equipment
Policies, procedures, instructions, directives, and
AVIATION SAFETY PROGRAM
We will now discuss the various responsibilities for
the Naval Aviation Safety Program.
Assistant Chief of Naval Operations
The Director, Air Warfare (N88), directs and
supervises the Naval Aviation Safety Program. He or
she conducts the program within the office of the Chief
of Naval Operations (CNO).
Commander, Naval Safety Center
The Commander, Naval Safety Center
(COMNAVSAFECEN), advises and aids the CNO in
formulating, administering, and monitoring the Naval
Aviation Safety Program. In addition, COM-
NAVSAFECEN has the following responsibilities:
Under exceptional circumstances, waives or
changes the investigation or reporting require-
ments of OPNAVINST 3750.6Q.
Reviews, evaluates, and classifies all naval
aviation mishap investigation reports (MIRs).
Ensures the adequate distribution of essential
safety information received in reports required
by OPNAVINST 3750.6Q.
Maintains a repository for all reports and related
data submitted according to OPNAVINST
Directs a system for accountability of naval air-
craft mishaps and mishap exposure data.
Releases mishap data as directed by higher
Develops and publishes procedures and stan-
dards for aircraft mishap investigation.
In special cases, begins and conducts naval air-
craft mishap investigations under the authority of
Executes the Mishap and Hazard Recom-
mendation Tracking (MISTRAC) Program.
Maintains liaison with safety activities in the
other armed services and with the Department of
Advises and aids CNO in administering the
Naval Aviation Safety Awards Program.
Conducts naval aviation statistical research,
studies, analyses, special projects, and com-
Sponsors and provides representation for
conferences, symposia, and seminars in the
furtherance of safety.
At the invitation of aviation organizations,
conducts aviation safety surveys.
Publishes naval aviation posters, brochures,
literature, and safety periodicals, in support of the
Naval Aviation Safety Program.
Helps in reviewing aviation system safety
engineering requirements on new systems and
major changes. He or she accomplishes this by
selectively serving on boards, attending con-
ferences, and taking part in studies for design
Selectively takes part in engineering proposal
evaluations and maintenance feasibility inspec-
tions of new aviation production systems and
Supports appropriate offices, commands, and
agencies in preparing general or specific
Acts as technical advisor on aviation safety for
the development of all naval education and
training courses, films, training aids, and devices.
In selected cases, requests support for a
pathological investigation from the Armed
Forces Institute of Pathology.
Commanders of Organizations Requiring
an Aviation Safety Officer
Activities requiring an aviation safety officer
(ASO) include functional wings, marine aircraft wings,
marine air groups, and training wings. Also included are
all activities that are reporting custodians. Commanders