RAAK PRO project: measuring safety in aviation: concept for the design of new metrics

Nektarios Karanikas, Steffen Kaspers, Alfred Roelen, Selma Piric, Robbert van Aalst, Robert de Boer

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Following the completion of the 1st phase of the RAAK PRO project Aviation Safety Metrics, during which the researchers mapped the current practice in safety metrics and explored the validity of monotonic relationships of SMS, activity and demographic metrics with safety outcomes, this report presents the concept for the design of new metrics. Those metrics will be based on the hypothesis that the greater the gap between Work-As-Imagined and Work-As-Done the lower the safety performance, and they correspond to a set of references from academic literature, challenges in professional practice,
depiction of system structure, and consideration of “soft” organizational aspects. Along with the design of the alternative metrics, this report explains the respective concepts referred in the literature but excluded from the current research, as well as the process and possible difficulties in ensuring various validity types of the new metrics.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherAviation Academy, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 2017


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