WBAT Safety’s Subscriber Spotlight series highlights different subscribers of the WBAT platform. The series aims to recognize our various valuable subscribers and the different ways the WBAT platform is used.
This edition of WBAT Safety’s Subscriber Spotlight features responses from Roger Zimmerman, Director of Safety at KaiserAir, Inc., which has a split Air Carrier Certificate (121 Supplemental/135 On-Demand) based in Oakland, CA, and a Part 145 Repair Station based in Santa Rosa, CA. KaiserAir, Inc. has 120+ employees and a fleet that includes three (3) Boeing 737s and four (4) Executive Jet Aircraft in world-wide operations.
How do you use the WBAT platform? For over two (2) years KaiserAir has utilized the WBAT incident reporting function. These reports include safety and non-safety events for all KaiserAir operations. Once the report is received, we conduct our investigation. We close the incident in WBAT, documenting the high points of what actions were completed.
What do you consider the most useful part of the WBAT platform? The availability of an electronic incident form, where our employees can report any incident anywhere in the world. Soon we will be implementing our ASAP program, through WBAT, and will expand our electronic reporting opportunities, including ASRS. We are also exploring additional opportunities within WBAT.
Please identify a recent safety issue or problem you identified in your data: After each charter, the aircraft is cleaned, maintained, and re-provisioned. We received an incident report that an aircraft’s doors remained open one night presenting a security risk.
Please explain how you mitigated the issue or problem: Through our investigation, we initiated additional post-flight procedures where the flight crew will secure and lock all doors to the aircraft as part of their post-flight activities.
In addition, we’ve emphasized our after-hour line service technician’s responsibility to routinely walk around all KaiserAir aircraft during their shift, and if a door is found to be open/unlocked, they have authority to immediately close and lock. Follow-up surveillance on this procedure has been positive, and we’ve closed this event in WBAT.