“saFety And Resilience guidelines for aviatiOn”


FARO is a SESAR Exploratory Research 4- funded project. FARO stands for “saFety And Resilience guidelines for aviatiOn” and it comes from the Latin word for lighthouse, as an ancient sign of safety in transport. This project addresses the evaluation of the impact of new automation solutions on resilient performance and safety. To do this, it is necessary to know how the safety is provided and produced by the ATM system, before and after a change in the ATM system is deployed.

The main objective of this project is to contribute to the extant knowledge of safety and resilience of the ATM system by providing design guidelines to apply FARO’s approach and identifying areas of improvement and future research needs as well. The FARO methodology mixes knowledge-based and data-driven approaches, aiming at facilitating a predictive perspective on safety by generating safety performance functions and defining the impact on resilient performance of automation solutions.

The FARO project is coordinated by CRIDA (Spain) and ZenaByte is leader of the WP3 “Data Management & Engineering” aimed at deriving Safety Performance Indicators from safety reports and related ancillary data using Natural Language Processing and Data Analytics approaches.

This project has received funding from the SESAR Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 892542