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Safe and Secure Aviation

SINTEF has been actively involved in the development the security risk assessment methodology for SESAR and the SESAR Safety Reference Material in SESAR 1.

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SINTEF has managed the Norwegian Safety Studies for enhanced helicopter safety over the last 3 decades (e.g Helicopter Safety Study 1, 2 and 3). We have also supported the development of new dynamic risk models for aviation through our work in SESAR 1.

SINTEF is working to reveal and enhance resilient performance of complex socio-technical systems and organizations. We are interested in collaborating with people and organizations that think differently and want to innovate to enhance resilience.

Within Resilience Engineering, resilience is more precisely defined as "the intrinsic ability of a system or organization to adjust its functioning prior to, during, or following changes, disturbances, and opportunities so that it can sustain required operations under both expected and unexpected conditions" (Hollnagel, 2014).

With more than 10 years' experience in this area, SINTEF has a firm grasp on Resilience Engineering (RE). We are bringing resilience into practice by co-creating solutions with end-users, researchers and practitioners in different critical infrastructures (e.g. aviation, health care, railway and petroleum industry). Through experimentation, prototyping and innovation management, we propose methods and strategies to operationalize resilience in the design, operation and management of complex socio-technical systems.

Other safety work (SINTEF Technology and Society and SINTEFD Digital) ; Helicopter Safety Study 1, 2 and 3, Risk Analysis Helicopter Accident on helideck, Safety in Norwegian Aviation during the process of change, Quality System, Safety Management System, Safety Policy, Design Guidelines for Offshore Helicopter Platforms, Review of Civil Aviation Authority Recruitment Process, Location of Air Traffic Control Center, Risk Management System, Risk based regulation, Safety management System, Helicopter Maintenance, Runway strip width and lateral veer-off risk at Norwegian runways.

Safety, information security, and identity and trust management

Safety, information security, and identity and trust management are becoming increasingly important in response to the accelerated use of ICT-based control systems and distributed services, and the increased exchange of sensitive information. People expect ICT-based systems to be safe and secure. However, the complexity of our systems renders total safety and security impossible.

SINTEF has been involved in many aspects of network security in later years, including security in open wireless broadband access networks, security in wireless ad-hoc networks, security in RFID-based payment solutions and security for satellite communication with airplanes.

SINTEF have been involved in aviation Security projects for SESAR and for ESA. The IRIS precursor project aims to make aviation safer with a new satellite-based air–ground communication system for Air Traffic Management (ATM). SINTEF's role in IRIS Precursor was to implement a PKI-system for mutual authentication of aircraft and ground gateways and establishing symmetric keys for secure communication (IP-sec) and to map satellite coverage in the polar regions.

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