Application of Aviation Safety Data Mining Workbench at American Airlines

December 2003
Topics: Aviation Safety, Aviation Industry
Zohreh Nazeri, The MITRE Corporation
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This paper describes the application of The MITRE Corporation's Aviation Safety Data Mining Workbench to American Airline's Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP) data, to demonstrate the usefulness of data and text mining tools in the analysis of aviation safety data and assess the ability of these tools to enhance internal airline safety analysis. This work was done in support of the efforts of the Analytical Methods and Tools Working Group B of the Global Aviation Information Network (GAIN). In compliance with the Working Group B's objectives, the objective of this project was to apply MITRE's Aviation Safety Data Mining Workbench to ASAP data and demonstrate the ease of installation and use of the tool, the usefulness and effectiveness of the tool and its capabilities, the quality of the results generated by the tool, and the applicability of the results to address areas of interest to the flight safety community. Prior to beginning the project, MITRE and American Airlines signed a License Agreement and a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) to not disclose proprietary and company-confidential information.

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