DATAPP (Digital Transformation - Case Studies for Aviation Safety Standards – Data Science Applications)

The research objectives and expected outcome

This project will cover the development of 3 case studies:

  1. Use of flight training data to support the application of Evidence-based - Competency-based training concepts and standards (Evidence-Based Training EBT – Competence-Based Training and Assessment CBTA). The case study will encompass the development of comprehensive guidelines for moving towards the implementation of EBT and CBTA concepts.
  2. Application of new analytical methods and techniques for fuel management (pre-flight/ in-flight). The project will encompass the in-depth analysis of the benefits and constraints associated to state-of-the-art digital solutions for fuel management, considering the current safety issues reported, as well as the preparation of comprehensive documentation to support the proposed evolution of standards and regulatory requirements.
  3. Data models for enhancing the use of flight data for safety. The proposed case study shall investigate the development of comprehensive data models ‘bridging’ between the flight data sources and their use for the operator’s safety-relevant processes and for industry-wide data exchange programmes.

The project shall allow to:

  • Assess the possible changes to existing aviation standards, to flight data collection and SMS, in order to support the deployment of the digital solutions in the scope of the project, while improving the safety management processes used by aviation authorities, operators and industry;
  • Prepare the roadmap(s) for the changes to airworthiness, flight operations, maintenance, training standards aiming at effectively supporting the planning of regulatory activities and the preparation of deployment activities;
  • Provide a comprehensive knowledge base on the series of solutions and options, their impact on operations, working processes, aviation standards, the associated regulatory changes identified and the main indicators for their economic impact (incl. benefits, incentives, main cost factors).

The requested output

The main output of the project shall be the comprehensive evaluation of benefits, constraints, standardisation and deployment issues, including the recommendations for adjusting safety regulations and related standards, and how new digital technologies could contribute to addressing the issue.

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