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SKYbrary is a web-based single point of reference for aviation safety knowledge. It is also a common entry point, that enables users to access the safety data made available on the websites of various aviation organisations - regulators, service providers, industry. It is run by the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation, or EUROCONTROL.
In 2006, EUROCONTROL's Safety Improvement Sub Group (SISG) identified a need for a single point of reference for aviation safety knowledge. The user needs identified were: Learn from others’ experience on concrete safety matters and accelerate the resolution of safety incidents. SKYbrary was developed throughout 2007 and launched in 2008.
SKYbrary adopts the concept of Mediawiki products - anyone can comment, propose modification to an existing article, suggest a new topic or submit a draft article. However, there is an important difference that distinguishes SKYbrary from other wikis. A robust content management and control process supported by appropriate user rights management ensures the needed quality, credibility and consistency of stored safety data. SKYbrary's content development team consists of seasoned experts with an aviation safety background and is supported by DNV-GL's knowledge management competence centre.
SKYbrary's objective is to become 'the' single point of reference for aviation safety knowledge by making universally available and accessible the safety knowledge accumulated by various aviation organisations, entities and initiatives. The SKYbrary knowledgebase is a dynamic enterprise and has taken several years to develop. To develop further, and maintain the accuracy and relevance of the knowledgebase, will require the support and active participation of all those interested in promoting best practice and knowledge in aviation safety.
SKYbrary's weekly newsletter highlighting a safety issue, an accident or incident, a seasonal safety matter is received by 20,000+ subscribers. SKYbrary receives 135,000 visits monthly.
Semantic Mediawiki is used extensively throughout SKYbrary, especially in the category called Accidents and Incidents holding 600+ accidents and serious incidents (example MD11, New York JFK USA, 2003 (RE HF)). These reports are comprehensive summaries of official accident reports geared towards learning. Next to accidents, SKYbrary holds 1600 airport descriptions (example KJFK) with factual information, additional flight safety considerations for pilots and hourly weather information. 450+ aircraft are well documented including aircraft performance information for air traffic controllers. Depicted below are respectively: a timeline of Accidents and Incidents, a table showing the performance data for a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, maps showing Accidents and Incidents involving a particular Operator and Aerodromes where Volcanic Ash might occur across the world.