Dr Marcus Bauer
Improving Aviation Safety: From data recovery to lessons learned training
In case of an aviation accident or incident, the root cause is analysed by the dedicated local authority to publish a safety recommendation if required. To perform the
investigation, various data sources must be considered, like flight data recorder, avionics system data, wreckage information, witness statements and data from different consumer products like mobile phones, cameras, etc. . This data must be verified and brought into harmony to create the overall accident scenario. Finally, the reconstructed accident scenario can be used for lessons learned training with human factor analysis. This improves aviation safety by avoiding similar accidents in future.