Fieldwork Analysis of Figurants' Involvement in an Airplane Crash Simulation in Order to Improve the Realism of the Exercise

Emmanuel Fragniere, Benjamin Nanchen, Randolf Ramseyer, Patrick Kuonen, Blaise Larpin, Pierre Yves Roh Rolf Wilk

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Abstract

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).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication019 8th International Conference on Industrial Technology and Management, ICITM 2019
PublisherIEEE
Pages147-151
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-3268-6, 978-1-7281-3267-9
ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-3269-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 May 2019
Event8th International Conference on Industrial Technology and Management, ICITM 2019 - Cambridge, UK United Kingdom
Duration: 2 Mar 20194 Mar 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of 2019 8th International Conference on Industrial Technology and Management, ICITM 2019

Conference

Conference8th International Conference on Industrial Technology and Management, ICITM 2019
CountryUK United Kingdom
CityCambridge
Period2/03/194/03/19

Keywords

  • aircraft crash simulation
  • Airport regulation
  • preventive risk management
  • service blueprinting
  • simulation staging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Cite this

Fragniere, E., Nanchen, B., Ramseyer, R., Kuonen, P., Larpin, B., & Roh Rolf Wilk, P. Y. (2019). Fieldwork Analysis of Figurants' Involvement in an Airplane Crash Simulation in Order to Improve the Realism of the Exercise. In 019 8th International Conference on Industrial Technology and Management, ICITM 2019 (pp. 147-151). [8710695] (Proceedings of 2019 8th International Conference on Industrial Technology and Management, ICITM 2019). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICITM.2019.8710695