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DOI: 10.7708/ijtte.2017.7(3).02

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Ivan Jakovljević - University of Belgrade, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering, Vojvode Stepe 305, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia -

Olja ÄŒokorilo - University of Belgrade, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering, Vojvode Stepe 305, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia -

Gianluca Dell’Acqua - University of Napoli “Federico II”, Via Claudio 21, I-80125 Naples, Italy -

Petar Mirosavljević - University of Belgrade, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering, Vojvode Stepe 305, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia -


The aviation industry subjects to be comparable with other human-technology industries where risks are always present within their system. Modern appliances, including regulation, training and technology act as superior defense system. This being the case, the paper provides an integrated theoretical and practical reflections and knowledge of planning of safety risks within the framework of safety culture that are based on typical sets of hazardous situations that may affect the aircraft operations, with the main focus on Departure Control Systems (DCS) usage. Departure Control System (DCS) provides various functions and automated key processes in pre-flight preparation. These functions can be integrated or separated between various DCS usages. From system errors, data entry to different day-to-day operations, these risks were evaluated and analyzed in over five hundred flights. The research unveiled several risks with both visible and hidden consequences related to DCS usage, distinctively affecting aircraft mass and balance. Accident probability was measured and analyzed scrupulously for each airline separately, as a combination of implicit hidden and visible risk occurrence. The risk and accident occurrence ranking was done by Fussell-Vesely importance measures (FV) and Risk Reduction Worth (RRW). The issues were defined and prioritized, thus representing the first step to risk mitigation.

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