ASCOS was an innovative EU funded research project, dealing with Aviation Safety and Certification of new Operations and Systems. ASCOS contributed to the Area/Topic Operational Safety in the Activity Ensuring Customer Satisfaction and Safety of the EU 7th Framework Programme Aeronautics and Air Transport. ASCOS aimed to break the current chain of ‘stagnation’ of safety by focusing on safety improvements in priority risk areas in the total aviation system. ASCOS contributed to the ACARE Vision 2020 safety, being a reduction of the accident rate by 80% and a drastic reduction of the impact of human error and its consequences. ASCOS introduced novel and innovative certification adaptations, which will ease the certification and approval process of safety enhancement systems and operations. Supporting new methods and tools for safety based design and continuous safety monitoring will be developed.
Institute of Aviation was a partner of the project.
More information about ASCOS.