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Ergonomic Risk Factors in Ground Handling Operations to Improve Corporate Performance

Vildan Durmaz1, Ebru Yazgan2, Ayse Kucuk Yılmaz3
1 Eskisehir Technical University Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Department of Aviation Management, Eskisehir, Turkey
2 Eskisehir Technical University Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Department of Aviation Management, Eskisehir, Turkey
3 Eskisehir Technical University Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Department of Aviation Management, Eskisehir, Turkey
F IJAST 2021; 2 (2) :DOI: 10.23890/IJAST.vm02is02.0205; Language: EN

Ground handling operations can be accepted as the heart of safe flight,
beginning from the ground to the air. In ground handling activities where
there is tight time pressure, human resources are of great importance in
efficient and safe service. This study presents ergonomic risk factors affecting
the operational and corporate performance of aircraft ground handling
services. Ergonomic related performance fields are identified via expert
opinion and a taxonomy focusing on classified error conditions for ground
handling services. The taxonomy is developed to improve corporate
performance while eliminating ergonomic risks and maintaining a safe
working environment. Identified performance risks are intended to be a guide
for operational managers in aircraft ground operations in the field of
investments, decision making and safe operations.

Ergonomic risk
Human factors
Ground handling
Corporate performance

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