Lean Six-Sigma in aviation safety: an implementation guide for measuring aviation system’s safety performance

Panagopoulos, Ilias, Atkin, CJ and Sikora, Ivan ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2314-9724 (2016) Lean Six-Sigma in aviation safety: an implementation guide for measuring aviation system’s safety performance. Journal of Safety Studies, 2 (2). ISSN 2377-3219

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Abstract

The paper introduces a conceptual framework that could improve the safety performance measurement process and ultimately the aviation system safety performance. The framework provides an implementation guide on how organisations could design and develop a proactive, measurement tool for assessing and measuring the Acceptable Level of Safety Performance (ALoSP) at sigma (σ) level, a statistical measurement unit. In fact, the methodology adapts and combines quality management tools, a leading indicators programme and Lean-Six Sigma methodology to formally measure and continuously improve a stable and in-control safety management process by reducing safety defects and variability from core organisational processes and objectives. The implementation guide was empirically tested and validated with data collected and analysed within a period of nine (9) months by the safety department of a complex aviation organisation operating a large transport aircraft fleet.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an open-access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/).
Subjects: Business and finance > Business and management > Business operations
Business and finance > Business and management > Business systems
Depositing User: Ivan Sikora
Date Deposited: 15 May 2019 13:05
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2019 13:23
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/6075

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