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Risk Analysis for Unintentional Slide Deployment During Airline Operations


  • Eduardo S. Ayra
  • David Ríos Insua
  • María Eugenia Castellanos
  • Lydia Larbi


We present a risk analysis undertaken to mitigate problems in relation to the unintended deployment of slides under normal operations within a commercial airline. This type of incident entails relevant costs for the airline industry. After assessing the likelihood and severity of its consequences, we conclude that such risks need to be managed. We then evaluate the effectiveness of various countermeasures, describing and justifying the chosen ones. We also discuss several issues faced when implementing and communicating the proposed measures, thus fully illustrating the risk analysis process.

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  • Eduardo S. Ayra & David Ríos Insua & María Eugenia Castellanos & Lydia Larbi, 2015. "Risk Analysis for Unintentional Slide Deployment During Airline Operations," Risk Analysis, John Wiley & Sons, vol. 35(9), pages 1652-1662, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:wly:riskan:v:35:y:2015:i:9:p:1652-1662
    DOI: 10.1111/risa.12428

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