Development, deployment and support of a safety risk monitoring solution for European regulatory bodies and for state air navigation service providers.
Traditionally, safety performance is measured by the use of reported accidents and incidents that compromise certain specified safety criteria in a number of operational areas. A drawback with such measurements is that they can distort the subsequent mitigation efforts by focusing on the performance of a particular local safety measure, rather than considering an integrated system-wide measure. A system-wide indicator is required from which long term trends can be identified for better risk management. In collaboration with EUROCONTROL and Aloft Aviation Consulting, Corballis has participated in the development of a performance monitoring tool that combines multiple KPIs through an innovative process of aggregating data based on data relationships and assessments of influence of KPIs within the operational system.
The application imports mandatory safety incident data and aggregates it to represent a single view of air traffic safety across Europe. This is achieved by aggregating multiple operational safety risks, expressed as the sum of reported incidents, in a weighted manner, into one value that can vary over time. It was designed to support European and national safety policy changes across Europe.
The performance monitoring tool includes:
Our solution has been accepted by EUROCONTROL as a method of presenting operational data, determining targets, and maintaining operational performance over time. We successfully developed and deployed versions of the APF in EUROCONTROL (Brussels) and Seven Air Navigation Service Providers (Italy, Spain, France, Austria, Norway, Portugal and United Kingdom).
Through the design, development and roll-out of the application we have first hand experience of ANSP’s diverse data sources, models and formats used from basic Excel files to a variety of sophisticated database systems.
Working closely with EUROCONTROL and national aviation regulators has given Corballis a unique insight into the technological needs of safety regulators.