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Flight Safety

Code 10378
Year 3
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload TP(60H)
Scientific area Aeronautics and Astronautics
Entry requirements No entry requirements.
Mode of delivery Theoretical - Practical.
Work placements Not applicable.
Learning outcomes While safety has always been one of the essential components of aircraft performance, on the other hand, the recent past has shown relentlessly that the security of ground support infrastructures is no less critical.

Flight Safety intends to frame this reality in the institutional and business optics, trying to develop in the students, on the one hand, critical reasoning around the matter and, on the other hand, the competences that allow them to take the most appropriate options if they are faced with decision-making in real scenarios.
Syllabus 1. Introduction: Safety vs Security
2. Safety and Occurrence Prevention
3. Safety and Investigation of Occurrences
4. Security
5. Safety Culture
Main Bibliography Ballesteros, J. (2007) Improving Air Safety through Organizational Learning, Aldershot, Ashgate Publishing Limited, ISBN: 978-0-7546-4972-0.

Campbell, R. and M. Bagshaw (1991) Human Performance and Limitations in Aviation, Oxford, BSP Professional Books, ISBN: 0-632-02929-3.

CE (2015) Medidas de Execução das Normas de Base Comuns sobre a Segurança da Aviação, Regulamento de Execução (UE) 2015/1998 da Comissão de 5 de novembro de 2015, Jornal Oficial da União Europeia, 14.11.2015.

Garland, D., Wise, J. and V. Hopkin (Editors), (2010) Handbook of Aviation Human Factors, Second Edition, Taylor and Francis Group, LLC, New York, ISBN: 978-0-8058-5906-5

ICAO (2002) Human Factors in Civil Aviation Security Operations, Doc.9808-AN/765, Montreal, ICAO.

ICAO (2002) Security, Safeguarding International Civil Aviation Against Acts of Unlawful Interference, Annex 17, Seventh Edition, Montreal, ICAO.

ICAO (2009) Safety Management Manual (SMM), Second Edition, Montreal, ICAO.

Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria Teaching methodologies:

Analisis and discussion of case studies.
Resolution of exercises.

Assessment criteria:

Test and/or Final Exam.
The students have both possibilities to obtain at least 10 points (within a maximum of 20 points) and thus obtaining sucess in the unit.


The knowledge assessment process will comprise a Test or the Exam, both graded on a scale of 0-20 Values.

The student will have approval in the curricular unit as long as it obtains a classification equal or superior to 9,5 Values.

Class participation and attendance will have weights of, respectively, 10% and 90%.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2022-03-15

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