Human factors

October 22, 2014 - 11:45pm

Professional resources in system management (Prism), a wholly owned subsidiary of Argus International, has released enhanced features for its online flight risk analysis tool (Frat) software. The new features are designed to align with upcoming FAA regulations governing helicopter air ambulance operators.

Among the items addressed in the forthcoming legislation, and the Prism software are the following, establishing a method for documenting the following:

• the highest obstacle along a planned route of flight;

March 11, 2014 - 12:15pm

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide is holding its second massive open online course (MOOC) from April 7 to May 11 on human factors in aviation accidents. The free course is limited to 2,000 students and will cover “the mental and physical factors that contribute to aviation accidents,” according to the university. Students can view lectures and complete assignments on their own schedules and participate in live sessions and interact with other students on discussion boards and social media.

January 8, 2014 - 2:05pm

Aviation Training Academy (ATA) announced FAA approval for IA renewal credits: hazardous materials awareness training online, general aviation fire safety online and human factors. The human factors course is not currently available online but will be later this year. According to ATA, all courses meet the latest industry training standards for aviation support personnel, and Aviation Training Academy certification is provided at the successful completion of each course.

December 23, 2013 - 2:35pm

One man and his team think they may have an answer to the problem of over-reliance on automation by pilots who are insufficiently trained to handle an aircraft when the technology falters.

August 15, 2013 - 10:30am

New risk management requirements for safety management systems (SMS) and the responses to these encapsulated in the International Standards for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) have been big drivers of demand for a wide array of training for flight and ground crews. But what corporate pilot and flight department manager Scott Macpherson found when he tried to provide this for his team was that he just could not get all this training conveniently in one place.

July 2, 2013 - 7:18pm
Hang gliding

Rod Machado, a prolific aviation author and educator, is a voice of reason when it comes to how we can improve aviation safety, and his recent comments in response to an FAA notice on new training standards put a fresh spin on an old problem.

March 5, 2013 - 1:05pm

Aviation insurance underwriter USAIG (Booth No. N1916) is highlighting additions and improvements to its Performance Vector aircraft operator safety initiative, which focuses on human factors elements that may lead to aviation accidents.

February 27, 2013 - 1:10pm

The University of Southern California Aviation Safety and Security program within the Viterbi School of Engineering is offering a human factors in aviation maintenance class designed to provide knowledge and understanding of human factors in the realm of aviation safety focusing on the role of the aviation maintainer. The class will run from April 26 to April 29.

October 29, 2012 - 5:30pm

The benefits of employing a safety management system (SMS) in business aircraft operations should no longer be up for question, according to Pete Agur, managing director and founder of The VanAllen Group. Now, he said, “it’s a question of how people want to apply it, whether it’s a single aircraft or a large fleet.”

May 11, 2011 - 11:30am

The most recent FAA FAASTeam Maintenance Safety Tip conveys the FAA’s growing concern about fatigue, in this case technician fatigue. The issue has long been associated with pilots but rarely with technicians.

 
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