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Quantitative Assessments of Runway Excursion Precursors using Mode S data

Abstract : A way to assess rare aircraft incidents (e.g., runway excursion) is to identify contributing factors (e.g., late braking, long landing, inappropriate flare, unstable approach) and to build a dependency tree (e.g., long landing may be the result of an unstable approach not followed by a go around) that describes the causality between these factors. Probabilities are then fed into such models in order to evaluate the assessed risk. When estimating such probabilities, many sources can be of interest. Airlines have access to the comprehensive flight data records of their fleet; manufacturers push to collect data for the aircraft they build; air traffic control log radar tracks. Albeit not as complete as other flight data records, Mode S data is very attractive, esp. for academics, as the data is open, may be published without obfuscation and offers reproducible results to the community. Mode S also provides an indiscriminate source of information (not limited to an airline or to an aircraft type) that is of great help for putting in context flights matching unusual patterns. We propose to discuss the advantages and limitations of an analysis based only on Mode S data with a case study around the runway excursion risk assessment.
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Xavier Olive, Pierre Bieber. Quantitative Assessments of Runway Excursion Precursors using Mode S data. ICRAT - International Conference for Research in Air Transportation, Jun 2018, Castelldefels, Spain. ⟨hal-02078299⟩

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