The European Commission Flight Path 2050 vision aims to achieve the highest levels of safety to ensure that passengers and freight as well as the air transport system and its infrastructure are protected. However, trends in safety performance over the last decade indicate that the ACARE Vision 2020 safety goal of an 80% reduction of the accident rate is not being achieved. A stronger focus on safety is required. Therefore, a Joint Research Programme (JRP) on Aviation Safety - Future Sky Safety (FSS) - is started at the beginning of 2015, aiming for Coordinated Safety Research as well as Safety Research Coordination. Future Sky Safety has the goal to coordinate research and identify innovation actions targeting the highest levels of safety for European aviation.
THE ROLE OF CEiiA AT FUTURE SKY SAFETY
CEiiA is involved in two Future Sky Safety projects to strengthen the capability for pro-active management of safety risks, the P4 – Total System Risk Assessment and the P7 – Mitigating Risks of Fire, Smoke and Fumes.
PROJECT P4 - TOTAL SYSTEM RISK ASSESSMENT
The objective is to develop a prototype Risk Observatory to assess and monitor safety risks throughout the Total Aviation System and allow frequent update of the assessment of risks. Adequate means for safety risk assessment and safety performance monitoring of large, complex and dynamic systems of sufficient accuracy and depth are not yet available. Explicit representation of latent factors in risk assessment and data, processes and techniques for continuous updating of risk pictures must be developed. The project builds on existing means for safety risk assessment and continuous safety performance monitoring, and will develop a next generation of safety assessment techniques.
PROJECT P7 - MITIGATING RISKS OF FIRE, SMOKE
The objective is to develop solutions to mitigate the risk of fire, smoke and fumes related with (fatal) accidents (in-flight or post-crash).
Specific objectives are:
To improve material solutions to mitigate fire, smoke and fumes in cabin;
To develop general solutions to improve on-board air quality.
National Aerospace Laboratory NAR (The Netherlands), DLR (Germany), ONERA (France), CIRA (Italy), Centre Suisse d'Electronique et Microtechnique (Switzerland), INCAS (Romania), INTA (Spain), Výzkumný a zkušební letecký ústav (Czech Republic), Totalförsvarets Forsknings Institut (Sweden), EUROCONTROL (Belgium), CAA UK (United Kingdom), Airbus SAS (France), Airbus Operations SAS (France), Airbus Defence and Space (Spain), Thales Avionics (France), Thales Air Systems (France), Deep Blue (Italy), Technische Universität München(Germany), Deutsche Lufthansa Aktiengesellschaft (Germany), DGAC – Service Technique de l‘Aviation Civile (France), Embraer Portugal Estruturas em Compositos (Portugal), Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute (Russia), ENAV (Italy), Boeing Research and Technology Europe (Spain), London School of Economics and Political Science (United Kingdom), Alenia Aermacchi (Italy), Cranfield University (United Kingdom), Trinity College Dublin (Ireland), Zodiac Aerosafety Systems (France), Institut Polytechnique de Bordeaux (France), KLM (The Netherlands), SICTA (Italy).