Resilience Engineering in Practice: A Guidebook (Ashgate by Jean Pariès, John Wreathall, Erik Hollnagel

By Jean Pariès, John Wreathall, Erik Hollnagel

Resilience engineering has due to the fact 2004 attracted common curiosity from in addition to academia. Practitioners from quite a few fields, corresponding to aviation and air site visitors administration, sufferer defense, off-shore exploration and creation, have quick realised the potential for resilience engineering and feature grew to become early adopters. the continuing improvement of resilience engineering has excited about 4 skills which are crucial for resilience. those are the power to answer what occurs, to observe severe advancements, to expect destiny threats and possibilities, and to benefit from earlier event - successes in addition to disasters. operating with the 4 talents presents a dependent manner of analysing difficulties and concerns, in addition to of featuring sensible options (concepts, instruments, and methods). This publication is split into 4 major sections which describe concerns on the subject of all the 4 skills. The chapters in each one part emphasise functional methods of engineering resilience and have case reviews and genuine functions. The textual content is written to be simply available for readers who're extra drawn to recommendations than in study, yet can be of curiosity to the latter workforce.

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Sustaining a landing on water for the fuselage). An important challenge is then to better ‘engineer’ these capacities into the system. At the whole system level, this could be obtained by doing more of what is already done: for example, increasing the efforts of controlling wildlife on airports and their vicinity, developing ground-based and airborne bird detection and avoidance systems, continuing to harden engines blades, 22 Resilience Engineering in Practice and so on. ). ’ (and many others) much more accurately than crew intuition, if a specific module (an allengine-out emergency management assistant) was incorporated.

The first of these is the relationship between resilience and anticipation, which also runs throughout other chapters of this book. Readiness and Anticipation At first glance, the role of anticipation is both obvious and simple: things go better when they have been anticipated. In Lessons from the Hudson (Chapter 2 this volume), the author revisits the successful ditching of US Airways Flight 1549 into the Hudson River in 2009. He describes a ‘defence in depth’ strategy against the anticipated bird hazard, engineered into the aviation system: the first line of defense is to minimise the frequency of bird strikes, the second is to assure the ability of the aircraft and its engines to withstand hitting some birds without damage, and so on.

Within that project, young First Officers from several European airlines were asked to fill a web-based questionnaire to identify which aspects of their job they felt confident with. All their answers mentioned flying the plane in normal situations (while they recognised at least a six-month adaptation as necessary for confidence), and handling anticipated and trained ‘abnormal’ situations. , non stabilised approaches in a dense traffic); interpretation and adjustments of procedures to current situations; interruptions, multi-tasking and interactions; the diversity of accents and foreign phraseology in ATC.

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