GIS Contribution to the Implementation of an EOSID Process Followed in Case of an Engine Failure After the Take-off of a Boeing 737-500 Aircraft from Tabarka-Aïn Draham International Airport (NW of Tunisia)

  • Mohamed Hafedh HamzaEmail author
  • Meriem Saddour
  • Hanen Mokrani
  • Raouf Khelif
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation book series (ASTI)


The present work was prepared in collaboration with the Tunisian Air Company (Tunis Air) for the creation of a GIS application used for the implementation of an EOSID (Engine Out Standard Instrument Departures) process. The study area is Tabarka-Ain Draham International Airport (NW of Tunisia) and the chosen aircraft is the Boeing 737-500. This study presented the procedure to be followed in case of engine failure after takeoff which consists of changes of trajectory made in order to avoid obstacles. This would allow the aircraft to bypass the penalizing obstacles, thus eliminating the need to reduce the maximum take-off weight. The usefulness of GIS is observed in its proposed solutions: the presentation of the terrain in 3 dimensions, the presentation of the simulation of the flight as well as the possible paths to follow. This work will be very useful for aeronautical companies in the field of aviation safety.


Aircraft EOSID GIS Tunis Air Tabarka-Aïn Draham International Airport 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohamed Hafedh Hamza
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Meriem Saddour
    • 2
  • Hanen Mokrani
    • 2
  • Raouf Khelif
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Geography and Geographic Information Systems, Faculty of ArtsKing Abdulaziz UniversityJeddahKingdom of Saudi Arabia
  2. 2.Section of Geomatics, Earth and Planning, Department of GeologyFaculty of Science of TunisTunisTunisia
  3. 3.Navigation and Infrastructure DepartmentTunis AirTunisTunisia

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