Aviation organizations are mandated to report specified safety occurrences from everyday operations. The reporting scheme in EU defines format of the data to be provided, in essence based on the International Civil Aviation Organization taxonomies. However, the taxonomies are very robust and not user-friendly. In result, reporting forms are often extensive and aviation organizations tend to underestimate or simplify the reporting process and report incomplete, inconsistent or incorrect data. Consequently, the statistics and analyses made using such data is limited and do not allow establishing the full picture of safety performance in the industry.
Newly developed solution is a toolkit of web applications that improves quality of the gathered safety data. The reporting tool provides structured reporting form usable for both mandatory and voluntary reporting of an occurrence. In addition, it allows recording new type of information, namely the chain of contributory factors and final event outcome. The application also includes a basic analytical module, that provides several statistics, including causal chain graph, allowing to identify critical paths of safety events that can potentially lead to an incident/accident.
Another part of the toolkit is a web service providing similar functionality as the reporting tool and is meant for integration of the main features of the solution into an established safety management software.
Several profiles of the web application, customized for different types of aviation organizations, are available.