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Predicting and mitigating failures on the flight deck: an aircraft engine bird strike scenario

Predicting and mitigating failures on the flight deck: an aircraft engine bird strike scenario
Predicting and mitigating failures on the flight deck: an aircraft engine bird strike scenario

Engine damage as a consequence of foreign object debris (FOD) during flight is frequently caused by birds. One approach to minimising disruption caused by this damage is to provide flight crew with accurate information relating to the continuing operational status of the aircraft’s engines. Before designing such avionic systems however, understanding of current procedures is needed. Hierarchical Task Analysis (HTA) and Systematic Human Error Reduction and Prediction Approach (SHERPA) were used to identify potential failures that flight crew may make when managing an engine bird strike. Workshops with commercial pilots generated insights into current practice and a commercial pilot SME reviewed outputs for accuracy. Over 200 potential failures were identified, most commonly related to communication. Remedial measures, considering future avionic systems, are proposed to mitigate identified failures. This analysis provides a starting point for future design concepts for assisting flight crew in dealing with engine malfunction due to FOD strikes. Practitioner summary: Hierarchical Task Analysis was conducted to show all tasks involved in dealing with an in-flight aircraft engine bird strike. Systematic Human Error Reduction and Prediction Approach analysis was performed and over 200 possible failures were identified when managing this event. Remedial measures are proposed to help mitigate possible failures.

Aviation, HTA, SHERPA, bird strike, failure analysis
1366-5847
Banks, V.
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Allison, Craig
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Parnell, Katie
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Plant, Katherine
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Stanton, Neville
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Banks, V.
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Plant, Katherine
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Stanton, Neville
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Banks, V., Allison, Craig, Parnell, Katie, Plant, Katherine and Stanton, Neville (2022) Predicting and mitigating failures on the flight deck: an aircraft engine bird strike scenario. Ergonomics. (doi:10.1080/00140139.2022.2048897).

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Engine damage as a consequence of foreign object debris (FOD) during flight is frequently caused by birds. One approach to minimising disruption caused by this damage is to provide flight crew with accurate information relating to the continuing operational status of the aircraft’s engines. Before designing such avionic systems however, understanding of current procedures is needed. Hierarchical Task Analysis (HTA) and Systematic Human Error Reduction and Prediction Approach (SHERPA) were used to identify potential failures that flight crew may make when managing an engine bird strike. Workshops with commercial pilots generated insights into current practice and a commercial pilot SME reviewed outputs for accuracy. Over 200 potential failures were identified, most commonly related to communication. Remedial measures, considering future avionic systems, are proposed to mitigate identified failures. This analysis provides a starting point for future design concepts for assisting flight crew in dealing with engine malfunction due to FOD strikes. Practitioner summary: Hierarchical Task Analysis was conducted to show all tasks involved in dealing with an in-flight aircraft engine bird strike. Systematic Human Error Reduction and Prediction Approach analysis was performed and over 200 possible failures were identified when managing this event. Remedial measures are proposed to help mitigate possible failures.

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Accepted/In Press date: 25 February 2022
e-pub ahead of print date: 15 March 2022
Published date: 16 March 2022
Additional Information: Publisher Copyright: © 2022 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.
Keywords: Aviation, HTA, SHERPA, bird strike, failure analysis

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Local EPrints ID: 455644
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/455644
ISSN: 1366-5847
PURE UUID: abdf32b0-66be-46ff-a65e-19b542de1171
ORCID for Katie Parnell: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-5962-4892
ORCID for Katherine Plant: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-4532-2818
ORCID for Neville Stanton: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-8562-3279

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Date deposited: 29 Mar 2022 17:00
Last modified: 24 Aug 2022 04:01

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Author: V. Banks
Author: Craig Allison
Author: Katie Parnell ORCID iD
Author: Katherine Plant ORCID iD
Author: Neville Stanton ORCID iD

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