Flight Safety Foundation


Many local airlines have been established since the “Open Sky”policy made by the government in 1987. 

This has resulted in the rapid growth of civil aviation industry in Taiwan. However, some relevant flight safety measures have not been taken to keep abreast with the said rapid growth. 

In view of this situation and the repeated warning message of flight safety, the chiefs responsible for flight safety from local aviation industry held a meeting in 1991, under the financial support from China Aviation Development Foundation (CADF), major airlines and airport services companies in Taiwan, the Flight Safety Foundation-Taiwan (FSF-T) was established by patterning after the Flight Safety Foundation in the USA.

It was also approved by the Ministry of Transportation & Communication (MOTC) and registered as a corporate person in 1993; the first meeting of board of directors was also held in the same year.

Objective & Missions

To promote the smooth operation of overall flight safety system by following civil aviation policy, making coordination, providing support and assistance. 

To promote the academic research and study conducted by the civil aviation personnel to elevate the flight safety level. 

To publish flight safety quarterly on a regular basis to enhance the professional knowledge of flight and technical personnel. 

To cultivate flight safety management personnel. 

To safeguard the privilege and benefit of financial sponsors. 

To enhance the acquaintance and communication among personnel in the civil aviation industry both in Taiwan and the other countries. 

To single out civil aviation personnel who make outstanding achievements and special contributions to motivate member's dedicated spirit. 

To provide consultation services with respect to flight safety.



FSF-T is a non-profit corporate person for public interest. Its income is for the sole purpose of promoting civil aviation safety. 
It serves as a bridge for the interaction of aviation industry. 
To compliment the insufficient resources of the local aviation industry. 

The Board of Directors has 9-15 positions. Personnel who have experiences in flight safety are nominated as board directors by various organizations or airlines that have made financial contributions to FSF-T. The Board of Directors consists of a chairman and 4 standing directors who are elected by the directors through votes casting. The chairman represents FSF-T in dealing with external parties and oversees all FSF-T activities. The standing directors are responsible for implementing routine affairs. In addition, an auditor is nominated by the chairman and has to be approved by the board directors. 
The chairman receives regular salary because he works full time for FSF-T while the other board directors and auditor are not paid at all; all of them will serve for a 3-year term. Whenever the position of the chairman is vacant, it will be filled by someone elected by the board directors.