Line Operations Safety Audit (LOSA) for the Management of Safety in Single-Pilot Operations (LOSA:SP) in Australia and New Zealand

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Title Line Operations Safety Audit (LOSA) for the Management of Safety in Single-Pilot Operations (LOSA:SP) in Australia and New Zealand
Author Earl, Laurie; Bates, Paul Raymond; Murray, Patrick Stuart
Publication Title Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium of the Australian Aviation Psychology Association
Editor Matthew Thomas
Year Published 2010
Place of publication Sydney, NSW
Publisher AAvPA
Abstract This paper investigates the feasibility, effectiveness and benefits of implementing a single pilot operations variant of the multi-crew Line Operations Safety Audit (LOSA) methodology, in the management of safety in single pilot operations. LOSA is designed to provide a proactive snapshot of system safety and flight crew performance as a way of preventing incidents and accidents (Klinect, 2006). The data indicators underlying this effort are based on a conceptual framework known as Threat and Error Management (TEM) (Helmreich et al, 2001). A recent spate of incidents and accidents involving single pilot operations both in Australia and New Zealand have given emphasis to the vulnerability of this group to safety issues and confirms statistics that show this category of aviation has a higher incidence of accidents and incidents than in other sectors of the industry (CASA, 2009, NZCAA, 2009). By adapting LOSA to single pilot operations (LOSA:SP) the framework/methodology could provide a proactive method of diagnosing operational safety performance strengths and weaknesses under normal operations leading to the identification of additional training requirements and improved procedures without relying on adverse safety events for such information.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.aavpasymposium.org/
Copyright Statement Copyright 2010 Australian Aviation Psychology Association. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the conference's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Conference name 9th International Symposium of the Australian Aviation Psychology Association
Location Sydney
Date From 2010-04-18
Date To 2010-04-22
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/37706
Date Accessioned 2011-01-28
Language en_US
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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