Is our current certification process a threat to safety innovation?

Erik-Jan A. M. Huijbrechts, M.M. van Paassen

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Abstract

Certification is an important process in the aviation industry. The certified status of aircraft, aircraft equipment and procedures is often regarded as a guarantee for safety. However, if shortcomings emerge during operation, this certified status can prevent improvement of the design. In addition, to develop and certify new equipment, it is often easier to modify existing, certified equipment than have a full certification of a new system. Doing so, safety problems may be overlooked. In this paper, a link is made between the certification process and organizational safety of both manufacturers of aircraft or aircraft equipment and airline companies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication21st International Symposium on Aviation Psychology
Pages358-363
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event21st International Symposium on Aviation Psychology - Virtual/online event , United States
Duration: 18 May 202121 May 2021
Conference number: 21
https://aviation-psychology.org/

Conference

Conference21st International Symposium on Aviation Psychology
Abbreviated titleISAP 2021
CountryUnited States
Period18/05/2121/05/21
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