Panagopoulos, I., Atkin, C.J. & Sikora, I. (2016). Lean Six-Sigma in Aviation Safety: An implementation guide for measuring aviation system’s safety performance. Journal of Safety Studies, 2(2), doi: 10.5296/jss.v2i2.10438
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The paper introduces a conceptual framework that could improve the safety performance measurement process and ultimately the aviation system safety performance. The framework provides an implementation guide on how organisations could design and develop a proactive, measurement tool for assessing and measuring the Acceptable Level of Safety Performance (ALoSP) at sigma (σ) level, a statistical measurement unit. In fact, the methodology adapts and combines quality management tools, a leading indicators programme and Lean-Six Sigma methodology to formally measure and continuously improve a stable and in-control safety management process by reducing safety defects and variability from core organisational processes and objectives. The implementation guide was empirically tested and validated with data collected and analysed within a period of nine months by the safety department of a complex aviation organisation operating a large transport aircraft fleet.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Aviation Safety; Lean Six-Sigma; Measuring Performance|
|Subjects:||T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics|
|Divisions:||School of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences > Engineering|
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