Safety assessments serve to determine flight operational risks as a link between the probability of occurrence and the severity of damage. The general procedure consists of carrying out a functional hazard assessment and risk analyses as well as the subsequent risk assessment and, if necessary, deriving mitigation measures.
Safety assessments are often the continuation of conformity analyses in accordance with EASA/ICAO and any deviations from the guidelines identified during this process. The resulting focal points of investigation are manifold and require the consideration of numerous individual circumstances. The safety assessments carried out by GfL guarantee a case-specific consideration using the above-mentioned procedural steps. These are supported by extensive document analyses, simulations/model applications, flight tests in the simulator, expert workshops as well as analytical calculations taking into account general mathematical and physical working principles as well as specific flight operation, flight performance and air traffic control interrelationships.
The following is a list of exemplary focal points that have been investigated by GfL in the context of safety assessments:
|Feasibility study on the use of carbon concrete on aircraft manoeuvring areas at airports|
|GfL simulation results on wind effects on flight operations confirmed in practice|
|GfL starts alliance participation in RUBIN project|
|GfL supports TU Dresden in further development of EUROCONTROL CRM simulation|
|Completion of comprehensive flight path data analysis to evaluate drone collisions|
|Safety assessment for the use of vehicle beacons on flight operation areas|
|Obstacle assessment of wind turbines close to an airport|
|Safety assessment of a shortened approach lighting system for precision approaches at Münster/Osnabrück airport|
|Safety assessment for the partial renewal of the runway at Stuttgart Airport|
|Safety assessment regarding the strength of the runway strips and Runway End Safety Areas (RESA) at Cologne/Bonn Airport GmbH|