“Aviation Safety Dashboards: Seeing what matters” White Paper released

In this digital age, there is no shortage of data providing the opportunity to learn how to be safer. But at the end of the day, someone has to decide how to act upon such data. These decision-makers, usually at the top of organisations, need the information to be essential in order to make the right decisions based on clear information. Safety Intelligence does not only refer to information about safety, but also implies smart presentation of such data, tailored to the decision-makers, and user-centred.

Our safety intelligence research performed started at the top, examining “safety wisdom”, namely how chief executives understand and manage safety. Then, we visited ANSPs already engaged in safety intelligence and using safety dashboards to present information to their executive boards. Finally, the project worked with a single large European ANSP to develop a bespoke safety dashboard, which was unveiled in early 2019, receiving strong positive feedback.

Although this marks the end of the research project, it will not be the end of the story. In fact, safety dashboards will continue to evolve. This White Paper shows what we have learned along the way, including what to do and what not to do, and how to show the best visualisations that appear to map well onto the executive-level mindset.

Read the “Aviation Safety Dashboards: Seeing what matters” White Paper.