| |January 20215VOL 3 · ISSUE 10 -1 · JANUARY - 2021September the 17th, 1908. Pilot Orville Wright, one of the write brothers, was conducting a flight trial to win a contract from the U.S. Army Signal Corps. Apart from Wright, Lt. Thomas Selfridge, a member of the review board, was also on the plane as a passenger. Despite the normal take off, the Wright Flyer went on to crash at Fort Myer, Virginia, making it the first air crash involving a powered aircraft. While Wright was injured, Selfridge became the first passenger to die in an airplane accident. Ever since the incident, the global aviation industry has placed safety of passengers before everything else, and the major wedge of evolutions in the industry revolved around the same.The aviation industry today is as safe as or more safe than road trips. The contributions of the industry stakeholders across the globe over the past century towards aviation safety is priceless and they have also been successful in setting a concrete foundation for the budding innovators to build their aviation practices on. It also implies the grave responsibility of innovators of the present era with respect to on-boarding a safety first approach, be it aircraft maintenance or developing a new aircraft. From advanced autopiloting to Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) and potential covid-19 spread, passenger safety today is a multidimensional need and spreads across a wide spectrum.European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has manifested a good example of on-boarding a dynamic approach towards this need. EASA has introduced a new section to provide more context on the COVID-19 impact on the European aviation sector. Furthermore, a new Volume III now reflects the key risk areas and the associated safety issues affecting the European aviation system. It goes without saying that the stakeholders of the aviation industry in every country need to check, double check, and ensure that their approach is uncompromised. In this issue of `Aerospace Aviation & Defense Solutions Providers', we feature some of the futuristic organizations that are the ambassadors of safety-first approach. Do let us know your thoughts.Sujith Vasudevan,Managing EditorOffice Editorial queries editor@cioinsiderindia.comAdvertising Queriessales@cioinsiderindia.comBangaloreTel 080 46441103 To subscribeVisit www.cioinsiderindia.com/subscribe/ or send email to: subscription@cioinsiderindia.comCover price is Rs 150 per issueAshok KumarSales & MarketingGarima AnandGroup Art DirectorMagendran PerumalCirculation ManagerEditorial TeamShiwani PrakashSaroop KPVaishnavi PradeepRajan Sarma Lakshmi GCIOInsiderNo. 124, 2nd Floor, Surya Chambers, Old Airport Road, Murugheshpalya, Bangalore-560017Mohana KrishnanS.SivasankarVisualizerPublisher & EditorManaging EditorAlok ChaturvediSujith VasudevanPrinted and published by Alok Chaturvedi on Behalf of SiliconMedia Technologies Pvt Ltd and Printed at Precision Fototype Services at Sri Sabari Shopping Complex, 24 Residency Road Bangalore-560025 and Published at No. 124, 2nd Floor, Surya Chambers, Old Airport Road, Murugeshpalya, Bangalore-560017.Copyright © 2021 SiliconMedia Technologies Pvt Ltd, All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or part of any text, photography or illustrations without written permission from the publisher is prohibited. The publisher assumes no responsibility for unsolicited manuscripts, photographs or illustrations. Views and opinions expressed in this publication are not necessarily those of the magazine and accordingly, no liability is assumed by the publisher.Safety is Still the Name of the Game in AviationEditorial
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