• Volodymyr Kharchenko National Aviation University
  • Denys Мatiychyk National Aviation University




air transport system, factors of aviation accidents, risks in civil aviation, unmanned aerial vehicle


Objective: The risks in unmanned civil aviation are considered as one of the most important. In the article is proved applicability of ensuring the flight safety of aircraft and considered the basic risks of manned civil aviation. Methods: Analyzed statistical data on aviation accidents, organized probabilities distribution of aviation accidents for manned and unmanned civil aviation to identify factors that influence the occurrence of emergency situations in manned and unmanned aviation. Results: We proposed typology of risk components in civil aviation and systematized methods and techniques to reduce risks. Over the analogies defined possible risks, their causes and remedies in civil unmanned aircraft. Weight coefficients distribution was justified between risk types for development of recommendations on risk management in unmanned civil aviation. Discussion: We found that the most probable risk in manned civil aviation is the human factor, organization of air traffic control, design flaws of unmanned aviation system as a whole, as well as maintenance of unmanned aviation system.

Author Biographies

Volodymyr Kharchenko, National Aviation University

Doctor of Engineering. Professor.

Vice-Rector on Scientific Work of the National Aviation University, Kyiv, Ukraine.

Editor-in-Chief of the scientific journal Proceedings of the National Aviation University.

Winner of the State Prize of Ukraine in Science and Technology, Honored Worker of Science and Technology of Ukraine.

Education: Kyiv Institute of Civil Aviation Engineers, Kyiv, Ukraine.

Research area: management of complex socio-technical systems, air navigation systems and automatic decision-making systems aimed at avoidance conflict situations, space information technology design, air navigation services in Ukraine provided by СNS/АТМ systems.

Denys Мatiychyk, National Aviation University

Postgraduate student of Department of Air Navigation Systems, National Aviation University, Kyiv, Ukraine.

Education: National Aviation University, Kyiv, Ukraine (2012).

Research area: Unmanned Aerial Systems.


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How to Cite

Kharchenko, V., & Мatiychyk D. (2016). RISK DEFINITION IN CIVIL UNMANNED AVIATION. Proceedings of National Aviation University, 69(4), 14–19. https://doi.org/10.18372/2306-1472.69.11049




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