Comprehensive Question 4
Statement of the question.Give an example how a flight operational quality assurance (FOQA) be used to improve aviation safety. The data gathered should explain how FOQA would benefit the aviation industry? What are the major strengths of a FOQA and what are their weaknesses?
Program outcomes addressed by this question.
Outcome 1.The use of critical thinking will be addressed in this question in the discussion of flight operational quality assurance.
Outcome 2.Evaluating data voluntary safety data associated with FOQA can help improve aviation safety through flight data recorded. The student will explain how the gathering of flight data will develop a trend that needs to be analyzed in order to better understand mistakes. Each mistake made in flight must be corrected and addressed by the FOQA coordinator.
Outcome 3.The application of information competency will be accomplished by gathering creditable information through credible sources that will support developed questions pertainingto flight operational quality assurance (FOQA).
Outcome 4.The communication competency will be satisfied through the effectiveness of the student writing skills, research gathered, and the effectiveness of information delivery.
Outcome 5.The Scientific Literacy competency will be satisfied by explaining how human factors are operational risks associated within the aviation industry. The student will explain how the FOQA program evaluates the operator’s overall operational risk and prevention program. By addressing and identifying risk will overall enhance safety.
Outcome 6.The Cultural Literacy competency will be satisfied by research gathered by the student. The research will explain how the uses of flight operational quality assurance differ from a safety management system.
Outcome 7.The Life Long Personal Growth competency will be satisfied by the student discussing how flight operational quality assurance increases performance in safety.
Outcome 8.The Aeronautical Science competency will be satisfied through a detailed examination of the differing types of human factors associated within the aviation industry and how the use of a flight operational quality assurance improve mission readiness.
Outcome 9.The Aviation Legislation and Law competency will be satisfied by examining different types of regulations needed to run and operate a corporate flight department through the use of FOQA.
Outcome 10.The Aviation Safety competency will be satisfied by discussing how following strict adherence to safety regulations and the use of FOQA program will aid in maintaining a good safety record. Keeping a well maintained flight department will help avoid legality issues, fines, and overall maintain low insurance costs.
Outcome 11.The Aviation Management and Operations competency will be satisfied by explaining how quality assurance may benefit in understanding human factors and consider ways to mitigate risk through the use of flight operational quality assurance.