Title

Fostering a Culture of Safety: Aviation Reporting System

Presenter Information

Trenton McFarlane
Patrick Turner

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC 137B

Start Date

21-5-2015

End Date

21-5-2015

Keywords

Aviation, Safety, Reporting, Incidents, Accidents

Abstract

In the aviation field, whether in study or in practice, creating an environment for efficient incident reporting is a very important task. The Aviation Department at Central Washington University used a paper system for reporting incidents where students would need to fill out a piece of paper to report an incident and place it in a metal box in the Aviation Department office. This proved to be less than useful as many incidents were not being reported. Research showed there were many reasons this system was not used by students. Lack of privacy was the most common reason for incidents not being reported because students did not want to be seen filing a report; some students were worried about their flight instructors getting mad about incidents being reported. For these reasons, the Aviation Department reached out to the Computer Science Department for a new system. My team and I designed, developed, and delivered a quality and efficient system for reporting incidents with privacy. Using modern web technologies, we were able to accurately solve the Aviation Department’s problem, and hopefully increase the number of reports being submitted.

Faculty Mentor(s)

John Anvik

Department/Program

Computer Science

Additional Mentoring Department

Computer Science

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Fostering a Culture of Safety: Aviation Reporting System

SURC 137B

In the aviation field, whether in study or in practice, creating an environment for efficient incident reporting is a very important task. The Aviation Department at Central Washington University used a paper system for reporting incidents where students would need to fill out a piece of paper to report an incident and place it in a metal box in the Aviation Department office. This proved to be less than useful as many incidents were not being reported. Research showed there were many reasons this system was not used by students. Lack of privacy was the most common reason for incidents not being reported because students did not want to be seen filing a report; some students were worried about their flight instructors getting mad about incidents being reported. For these reasons, the Aviation Department reached out to the Computer Science Department for a new system. My team and I designed, developed, and delivered a quality and efficient system for reporting incidents with privacy. Using modern web technologies, we were able to accurately solve the Aviation Department’s problem, and hopefully increase the number of reports being submitted.