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Airline maintenance error reporting systems have not yet attained the required degree of sophistication such that the human contribution to error can be tracked and analysed in order to advise on effective error prevention strategies. Attaining a comprehensive and detailed reporting scheme essentially involves a three step process: the first concerns the detail and structure of the error form or tool; the second refers to the method of data collection and the procedure of implementing such a tool; and the third relates to how the information, once collected is stored and utilized. An error taxonomy is described which aims to satisfy the first requirement by providing a structured framework for identifying and classifying human error in aircraft maintenance and dispatch operations.

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Authors: O'CONNER S L, Defence Evaluation and Research Agency, Systems Integration Department, Farnborough (GB);BACCHI M, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 9th International Symposium of Aviation Psychology, Columbus (US), April 27 - May 1, 1997
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 40686 ORA
Record Number: 199710899 / Last updated on: 1997-07-23
Original language: en
Available languages: en