Understanding airport risk analysis solutions

CGE Risk Management Solutions offer their insight in an exclusive Q&A.


Given the current global political climate, has there ever been a more important time for airports to seriously reconsider their risk management approach?

In addition to the rules and regulations as issued by the aviation authorities at both national and international level, which require all aviation stakeholders to execute risk analysis and management activities as well as demonstrating that they have controlled their risks to an ALARP level (as low as reasonably practicable), we believe the current global political climate forces airports to intensify their risk control measures in close cooperation with service providers and operators. This will contribute to the process of ensuring the highest possible level of safety during all airport activities.

What sets CGE apart from others?

CGE operates in a niche market by providing an extensive set of barrier based risk management tools, allowing organisations to perform in-depth risk analysis, incident analysis as well as linking the two together to facilitate learning from incidents. Furthermore our tool set allows for aggregating a comprehensive set of risk data, mapping this data set onto the barriers (control measures) in the various major risk scenarios, in order to present a clear picture of the actual status of the critical barriers. By providing all sorts of reports and dashboards management (at all levels) will be able to take well-argued risk-based decisions.

What is the single greatest challenge currently affecting the airport industry?

Getting all stakeholders to speak a common (risk-based) language.

Moving forward, what sort of a role, and precisely which technologies do you envisage to revolutionise the airport industry?

The BowTie barrier based risk analysis method, as well as the barrier based oversight approach.

Finally, imagine we are having this conversation in a year’s time, what do you think will have changed?

More and more organisations will have adopted a risk-based approach, and the level of awareness & communication will have increased.

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