Fieldwork analysis of figurants' involvement in an airplane crash simulation in order to improve the realism of the exercise

Fragnière, Emmanuel (University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO Valais-Wallis)) ; Nanchen, Benjamin (University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO Valais-Wallis)) ; Ramseyer, Randolf (University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO Valais-Wallis)) ; Kuonen, Patrick (University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO Valais-Wallis)) ; Larpin, Blaise (University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO Valais-Wallis)) ; Roh, Pierre-Yves (University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO Valais-Wallis)) ; Wilk, Rolf (University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO Valais-Wallis))

Aircraft crash simulation is a mandatory exercise for all international airports. The procedure of such a simulation is that a set of figurants play out a given plane crash scenario. Then, all professional bodies-such as police, fire brigades, medical care professionals, airport staff, and airline companies-react to the figurants' role play. The quality of the overall problem resolution is evaluated by the national civil aviation regulator. We postulate that the closer the figurants' staging corresponds to reality, the more relevant the simulation exercise will be in training professionals involved in resolving an actual accident. To our knowledge, very little literature focuses on improving the performance of figurants (research objective). In this research, we conducted a fieldwork study (methodology) during a recent official exercise at Sion Airport in Switzerland. Based on the fieldwork analysis (results), we propose a new staging model (findings) to improve similar simulation exercises (implication).


Conference Type:
full paper
Faculty:
Economie et Services
School:
HEG-VS
Institute:
Institut Entrepreneuriat & Management
Subject(s):
Economie/gestion
Publisher:
Cambridge, United Kingdom, 2-4 March 2019
Date:
2019-03
Cambridge, United Kingdom
2-4 March 2019
Pagination:
5 p.
Published in:
Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Industrial Technology and Management (ICITM) 2019
DOI:
ISBN:
978-1-7281-3268-6
Appears in Collection:

Note: The status of this file is: restricted


 Record created 2019-09-30, last modified 2019-10-03

Fulltext:
Download fulltext
PDF

Rate this document:

Rate this document:
1
2
3
 
(Not yet reviewed)