HindSight 26 - Winter 2017
Welcome to HindSight 26. This issue explores safety at the interfaces between functions, departments, professions, organisations, even countries. None of these does anything of value alone; it is the interaction between them that produces something of value. This requires collaboration, between individuals, between people and machines, and between groups, organisations, and States. But how do we collaborate? What gets in the way of collaboration? How might we collaborate?
To answer these questions, the authors consider collaboration at six main interfaces: the controller-controller interface, the controller-pilot interface, the colleague-colleague interface, the operations-safety management interface, the controller-management interface and organisational and international interfaces. As well as the safety of air traffic services – the raison d'être of HindSight – we have articles to help learn from elsewhere, concerning collaboration in healthcare, web operations and engineering, and community development.
Download the full issue, or read each individual article, starting with a foreword by Joe Sultana, Director Network Manager:
"The Network Manager works with 43 states, over 500 airports and around 2,000 aircraft operators, as well as with the military and our aviation neighbours in other continents. So it is no surprise that collaboration is essential in everything we do,” said Joe Sultana, Director Network Manager, in his foreword.
- Bonding and bridging: expanding who 'we' are, by Steven Shorrock
- The voice of an angel, by Sidney Dekker
From the briefing room
- Collaborative adaptation in a constrained system: getting the balance right, by Don Gyles and Chris Bearman
- From experience reports to experience sharing, by Erick Hoarau, Florence-Marie Jégoux and Sébastien Follet
- Using aircraft as sensors to measure runway condition, by Daniel Percy, Logan Jones and Fabien Moll
- Collaboration over the North Atlantic: the role of the radio operator and joint operations, by Guðmundur Sigurðsson
- Communication and technology at the interface, by Marc Baumgartner
- Human-machine collaboration: fight or fly?, by Giusy Sciacca
- Dr Jackal and Mr Giraffe, by Maciej Szczukowski
- But we're still friends?, by Paavo Puranen
- Interfacing notes for the incident investigator, by Sebastian Daeunert
- The Brussels airport local runway safety team: collaboration at work, by Davy Van Hyfte
- Do you trust your safety manager?, by Maria Kovacova
- My very safe near miss, by István Hegedus
- Safety is real only when shared: understanding controllers' and managers' perceptions, by Florence-Marie Jégoux
- The Luton safety stack, by Barry Kirwan, Siân Blanchard and Sarah Flaherty
- Have you listened to your neighbours lately?, by João Esteves and Antonio Guerrero Compas
- How fierce competitors joined forces to make offshore helicopter operations safer, by Gretchen Haskins
- How does collaboration in SESAR enable safety enhancement?, by Conor Mullan
- EUROCONTROL: connecting people for safety, by Tony Licu
Views from elsewhere
- Building 'healthy' teams: multiprofessional team training for the operating theatre environment, by Bryn Baxendale
- Collaboration in post-incident review, by John Allspaw
- Learning from communities: a conversation with Cormac Russell, by Steven Shorrock
What we do
Like aviation, HindSight magazine is a collaborative endeavour. The magazine is co-produced by controllers, pilots, technologists, designers, and safety and human factors specialists from around 20 countries. There are also some new features, including one called ‘What We Do’. Here, operational readers describe what works for them concerning the theme of the magazine, in fewer than 200 words. HindSight is a magazine aimed primarily at air traffic controllers and professional pilots. So, contact us with what works well for you and your colleagues for the next theme: competence and expertise.