This edition considers the range of tools, both airborne and on the ground that fall under the heading “safety nets”. Such systems do need to be designed and installed carefully, so as to avoid too many alerts or alarms and to ensure that operators do not rely too much on automation. However, with the right design, fine tuning and training, there is no doubt that safety nets make a major contribution to aviation safety, for example by reducing CFIT (controlled flight into terrain) and also mid-air collisions.
HindSight is produced for air traffic controllers by the EUROCONTROL Safety Improvement Sub-Group (SISG). Issued twice a year, HindSight aims to help operational air traffic controllers to share in the experiences of other controllers who have been involved in ATM-related safety occurrences. Get your paper or online copy today!