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This paper describes the process used to analyse HF and safety issues in a new Air Traffic Management (ATM) procedure – the Mediterranean Free Flight (MFF) Airborne Separation Assurance System (ASAS) applications. The paper describes: 1) the overall safety assessment process in MFF; 2) the human error analysis (HEA) method called TRACEr-lite; 3) the process(More)
In this article, we examine the relationship between safety culture and national culture, and the implications of this relationship for international safety culture assessments. Focussing on Hofstede's uncertainty avoidance (UA) index, a survey study of 13,616 Air Traffic Management employees in 21 European countries found a negative association between(More)
Background: Human factors and ergonomics (HF/E) is an applied discipline and a profession that demands ecologically valid and practical research. However, there is concern that while HF/E research may be meeting the needs of researchers, it may not have fully met the needs of practitioners nor made a high impact on practice in the 'real world'. This(More)
The significant contribution of human error to overall system risk for air traffic management systems has been recognised for some time. It therefore follows that when changes are being made to an ATM system, an important part of the safety assurance for that system is the risk assessment and mitigation for the human element. NATS are in the process of(More)
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