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Limited evaluation of design process

Issue number: AO-2008-070-SI-06
Who it affects: All aircraft operators
Issue owner: All high capacity operators
Operation affected: Aviation: Air transport
Background: Investigation Report AO-2008-070
Date: 19 December 2011

Safety issue description

In recent years there have been developments in guidance materials for system development processes and research into new approaches for system safety assessments. However, there has been limited research that has systematically evaluated how design engineers and safety analysts conduct their evaluations of systems, and how the design of their tasks, tools, training and guidance material can be improved so that the likelihood of design errors is minimised.

Current issue status: Not addressed
Status justification:

No safety action was advised by any of the organisations associated with the investigation.

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Last update 18 February 2014