Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

Teaching schedule

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Course of Master's Degree Programme on SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGIES OF NAVIGATION
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Second semester
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Course description

The scope of the "Safety in Aeronautic Operations" class is to introduce students to the risk assessment of any activity and operation in the aeronautic field.


Flight Mechanics, Aviation Regulations And Human Factor


- Systemic safety analysis:
- System and Safety Concepts
- Outline of Statistical Methods
- Risk quantification methods
- Event Trees and Failure Trees
- Functional Safety
- Comprehensive methodology for prospective risk assessment
- Human factors in the safety analysis:
- Human factors in modern technology
- Definition and characteristic elements of man-machine systems
- Models and simulations of human behavior
- Methods for retrospective analyzes:
- Introduction to the retrospective analysis of occurrences and accidents
- Guidelines for the application of methods for retrospective analyzes
- Methods for the classification and research of primary causes
- Safety Management System:
- Operational approaches
- SMS security analysis
- Aviation Regulations
- Introduction to simulation in the statistical field:
- Montecarlo method

- Probabilistic risk assessment.
- Application of safety criteria to be adopted in an organization in order to respond to regulatory requests.
- Safety Mangement System.
- SORA (Specific Operations Risk Assessment) for UAS.

Teaching Methods

The teaching methodology includes lectures with presentations and exercises.
The arguments and mathematical formulas are constructed step by step.
For the practical part, the Matlab suite will be used.


Carlo Cacciabue, Italo Oddone, Ivan Rizzolo, Sicurezza del Trasporto Aereo, Springer (2010)
Konstantinos Dalamagkidis, Kimon P. Valavanis, Les A. Piegl. On integrating unmanned aircraft systems into the national airspace system: issues, challenges, operational restrictions, certification, and recommendations. Vol. 54. Springer science & Business Media, 2011.

Learning assessment

The exam is oral. Due to COVID19, it is necessary to take a written exam on the University Moodle platform (elearning.uniparthenope.it).

More information

The course will be held on Microsoft Teams due to COVID19. The lessons will be also available in streaming on the Teams platform.