Department of the Army Pamphlet 385-90


Army Aviation Accident Prevention Program

28 August 2007

Rapid Action Revision (RAR) issue date: 24 February 2010


PIN: 083962000

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History: This publication is a rapid action revision (RAR). This RAR is effective 24 March 2010. The portions affected by this RAR are listed in the summary of change.

Summary: This new pamphlet implements the Army Aviation Safety Program established to promote safety within the Army aviation community through education and the application of information and techniques oriented to aviation, including unmanned aircraft systems. The pamphlet defines procedures to be used by the safety component of protecting the force to be an integral part of Army aviation operations and integrates Composite Risk Management into existing command processes. This pamphlet implements the requirements of AR 385-10 and other directives.

Applicability: This pamphlet applies to the Active Army, the Army National Guard/Army National Guard of the United States, and the U.S. Army Reserve, unless otherwise stated. This pamphlet applies to all active duty Army military personnel on or off a DOD installation; to the Army National Guard/Army National Guard of the United States and the United States Army Reserve personnel while in a military duty status and to all Army civilian personnel in a duty status and on or off a DOD installation, and to all persons at any time on an Army installation. During mobilization, the proponent may modify chapters and policies contained in this pamphlet as required to meet mobilization requirements, unless otherwise stated.

Proponent and Exception Authority: The proponent for this pamphlet is the Chief of Staff, Army. The proponent has the authority to approve exceptions to this pamphlet that are consistent with controlling law and regulations. The proponent has delegated approval authority to Office of the Director of Army Safety, Office of the Chief of Staff, Army. The proponent may delegate this approval authority, in writing, to a division chief within the proponent agency or its direct reporting unit or field operating agency, in the grade of colonel or the civilian equivalent. Activities may request a waiver to this pamphlet by providing justification that includes a full analysis of the expected benefits and must include a formal review by the activity's senior legal officer. All waivers requested will be endorsed by the commander or senior leader of the requesting activity and forwarded through their higher headquarters to the policy proponent. Refer to AR 25-30 for specific guidance.

Committee Continuance Approval: The Department of the Army committee management official concurs in the establishment and/or continuance of the committee(s) outlined herein. AR 15-1 requires the proponent to justify establishing/continuing committee(s), coordinate draft publications, and coordinate changes in committee status with the U.S. Army Resources and Programs Agency, Department of the Army Committee Management Office (AARP-ZX), 2511 Jefferson Davis Highway, Taylor Building, 13th Floor, Arlington, VA 22202-3926. Further, if it is determined that an established "group" identified within this regulation later takes on the characteristics of a committee, then the proponent will follow all AR 15-1 requirements for establishing and continuing the group as a committee.

Suggested Improvements: Users are invited to send comments and suggested improvements on DA Form 2028 (Recommended Changes to Publications and Blank Forms) directly to the Office of the Director of Army Safety (ODASAF), 223 23rd St., Room 980, Arlington, VA 22202.

Distribution: This publication is available in electronic media only and is intended for command levels A, B, C, D, and E for the Active Army, the Army National Guard/Army National Guard of the United States, and the U.S. Army Reserve.

This edition publishes a rapid action revision of DA Pam 385-90.

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