What is the ASL
ASL - is one of the airline management tools, which use safety related data.
ASL is designed to monitor operational risks and reduce airline costs associated with adverse events in operation.
The basic ASL principles comply with the ICAO standards and recommended practices related to the safety system and provide:
- Three types of safety management (Reactive, Proactive and Predictive)
- Adaptation to the airline’s scope of operations, policies and priorities
- Efficient internal reporting system, including Flight Data Monitoring Program results (mandatory, voluntary, confidential and anonymous reports)
- Recording and processing of measurable safety targets and indicators
- Monitoring and forecasting safety related risks
- Informational support for a decision-making process aimed at the reasonable improvements, with indication of the main areas and reasons of safety deficiencies and weakness
- Monitoring the effectiveness of risk management decisions
How it works
Safety representatives in airline’s departments shall regularly review reports to make clear circumstances and reasons of occurrences. In other words, they process data into precise and reliable information.
Based on this information, ASL generates various statistics, determine the actual likelihood of adverse events, and predicts the likelihood of such events in operation.
In this way the main problem areas and causes of safety deficiencies are determined.
Based on this predictive information, the airline management may decide to implement proactive actions, which will be monitored for their effectiveness.
Submission of reports by personnel
To submit a report, it is just needed to get access to the airline’s ASL web page and fill a simple form. No additional software shall be installed - you can use your phone, pad or computer just “as it is”. The only thing needed – access to the Internet.
Any employee has access to the general statistics, which allows understanding the most frequent deficiencies and weakness in the airline and seeing their own contribution in identifying of such deficiencies.
Any manager or safety representative can see and analyze detailed statistics based on safety related reports from staff, to identify relationships and hidden safety hazards.
For example, it is easy to find out:
- the causes of Air Condition System failures, which led to flight delays in the summer period for a selected group of aircraft, or
- flights and aircraft systems for which the operational restrictions occurred due to the lack of aircraft parts in stock.
Then you can immediately see the reports from the staff for the issue under consideration.
Defining the probabilities of events
Based on such airline data for the previous period, the Safety Manager can establish acceptable levels of probability for the coming period, thus setting the target level for safety indicators.
Forecasting of events
If the predicted likelihood exceeds the acceptable level - ASL will notify the Safety Manager, who analyzes the notice and may inform the relevant airline managers about the forecasted likelihood with a request for a detailed analysis and developing of preventive actions.
Proactive actions and monitoring of their effectiveness
Any manager may send requests to his subordinates to develop preventive action in the form of safety warnings. Reports from staff may be attached to such safety warnings.
Safety Manager may send safety warnings to the senior managers and attach to them the results of the event forecasting.
ASL helps to evaluate the effectiveness of such proactive actions on the base of previous safety warnings and related actions stored in the database.
The universality and individual approach
A key feature of ASL is universality and individual approach at once.
There are not two identical airlines. Each airline has own priorities on the way to improve safety.
That is why ASL enables airlines to define operations areas which are covered by the safety management system, regions of flights and routes, aircraft and aircraft groups as well as the list of undesirable operational events and their consequences to be monitored and prevented as reasonable.
We also provide expert support in the development of such a list of undesirable operational events (classification system).