Accession Number:

ADA621765

Title:

Analysis of the Effectiveness of F-15E Risk Management during Peacetime Operations

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2015-06-18

Pagination or Media Count:

64.0

Abstract:

Human factors are causal or contributory in 80 of Class A mishaps in the Air Force. Risk management tools are used throughout the service in every aircraft to help mitigate the risk of those human factors occurring. The F-15E Strike Eagle community was selected for analysis on the effectiveness of its risk management program but the data was comprised on Class A mishaps from Accident Investigation Boards since 2000 between the F-15 all models, F-16 all models, and F-22. Cases were selected if there were human factors root causes or contributory. A fault tree analysis coupled with the Department of Defenses Human Factors Analysis and Classification System guidelines were used to determine the underlying factors which lead to a degradation in the aircrews ability to avoid catastrophes resulting in the loss of aircraft or life. These results were compared with existing risk management programs in the form of unit worksheet assessments. This study found all risk management programs within the F-15E community to be effective but inadequate for addressing the risk factors and a new assessment tool was developed to properly manage risk to aircrew. Finally, the F-15E training program was found to be contributory to managing risk to aircrew through its proficiency and currency annual program and requirements.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Operations Research
  • Safety Engineering
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE