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Learning from incidents: A qualitative study in the continuing airworthiness sector

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Show simple item record Clare, James Thomas Kourousis, Kyriakos I. 2021-01-26T16:28:14Z 2021-01-26T16:28:14Z 2021
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Learning from incidents (LFI) is a useful approach when examining past events and developing measures to prevent ensuing recurrence. Although the reporting of incidents in the aircraft maintenance and continuing airworthiness domain is well appointed, it is often unclear how the maximum effect of safety data can be efficaciously applied in support of LFI in the area. From semi structured interviews, with thirty-four participants, the gathered data were thematically analyzed with the support of NVivo software. This study establishes a relationship between an incident in its lifecycle and the learning process. The main aim of this work is to elucidate factors that enable LFI. The analysis of the data revealed, for example, the benefits of a just culture and the use of formal continuation training programs in this respect. Moreover, it identified limitations inherent in current processes such as poor event causation and poorly designed learning syllabi. Additionally, aspects such as a lack of regulatory requirements for competence in the areas of learning for managers and accountable persons currently exist. This thematic analysis could be used in support of organizations examining their own processes for learning from incidents. Additionally, it can support the development of terms of reference for a continuing airworthiness regulatory working group to examine, strengthen and better apply LFI in the aviation industry. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher MDPI en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Aerospace;8, 27
dc.subject learning from incidents en_US
dc.subject airworthiness en_US
dc.subject aircraft maintenance en_US
dc.title Learning from incidents: A qualitative study in the continuing airworthiness sector en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.3390/aerospace8020027
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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