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ICARUS Quiz – 3. Aviation Safety Quiz review

On the 31 May 2020 we had our third quiz in our Aviation Safety Quiz trial. The reception was again very well received and there were few surprises along the way in some new question types.

Our team with Ing. Victor Manuel del Castillo and Daniel Bustamente, both from Mexican company “Safety Management System México” created a third set of 20 questions based on ICAO Document 9859 and Annex 19 that describes Safety Management System in aviation. However, now inside 20 questions we have experimented with few use-case questions as it was suggested by our participants.

More details about the second quiz:

  • 20 questions from ICAO Annex 19 and Doc 9859 SMS document with multiple choices and only one correct answer
  • time limit to 30 minutes
  • 1 bonus question where participants were able to make their own remarks
  • 29 registered participants from all over the world successfully completed the quiz

We were very curios to see the results of this quiz due to small changes in question types. We are happy that the quiz gave an average score of 65.7% which is in the middle between first and second quiz. Again the participants attended the quiz from all over the world from Colombia to Lithuania with some of them coming even from Algeria. There were 82 registered participants and 29 successfully solved the quiz. We have noticed that the average time to resolve the quiz was again much below the 30-minute limit with the average total time being 13 min 15 sec that is now the fastest result of the quiz

From the ones who successfully solved the quiz we bring to you the following statistics:

We can see in the result graph that majority of participants had more than half of the correct answers. The most users are in the group between 60-70% just like in the previous quiz. We are very happy that most of the participants solved majority of the questions and that they enjoyed the quiz as the main point was to refresh the knowledge. The best result was by the participants “HarisLy”, “Neyalith”, “9MBAB” who managed a score of 90%. Congratulations to all of them and also to all participants who solved the quiz.

An interesting statistic has shown the relation between correct and incorrect answers. We have made a screenshot of the statistics for both parts and have made a highlight of each:

The easiest questions by statistics were:

  • 19. Should your SMS Manual be in the possession of each and every one of the organization? (28/29 correct)
  • 4. Define SPT (26/29 correct)
  • 16. Mark the option that deserves to be considered within the organization for change management. (26/29 correct)

On the other hand, we have a statistic of incorrect answers. This gives us and our participants better insight which area of their knowledge needs more focus.

The hardest questions by statistics were:

  • 20. You received an Air Safety Report. It says: “Flaps failed to retract after landing in moderate rain. “FCTL flaps locked” message.” What is the risk level color in the assessment according to the mini matrix on the picture? (4/29 correct)
  • 10. The image shows a single-engine aircraft that collided with a giraffe during its landing on a runway. In your opinion, what level of risk do you think was before this event? (8/29 correct)
  • 1. Aviation safety have progressed through which four stages? (12/29 correct)

As expected the most difficult questions were our experimental questions with use-cases. Even though they pose a risk to be intrepreted in different ways, we have decided to test them. The answer for the last question is green color or “None” due to flaps failing to retract after the landing and therefore not posing any safety risk. For the 10th questions likewise it is low risk due to the fact that the pilot decided to land before this event. And of course, for the four stages of Aviation Safety evolution, there are: Technical, Human Factors, Organizational and Total System.

Next quiz is this coming Sunday, 14 June 2020, starting from 12:00 UTC and it will be opened for 72 hours so that everyone can join whenever they have free time.

If you still haven’t, please register on the following link:

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Inxelo Technologies

Inxelo Technologies Ltd. is a company that core-business is software development in aviation industry.
Our mission is to provide quality software solutions to any air operator and improve their operations.
The software solutions we create for our customers are in various fields in aviation such as safety management system and compliance management system.