The Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM) has launched a free online course in aviation safety. Recognizing that 80 percent of all aviation-related incidents and injury occur because of human error, oversight, fatigue and other human-related factors, AIM intends to combat such incidents by offering widespread instruction and guidance on minimizing risk.
In addition to the free Human Factors course, AIM has also made available an advanced online professional certification course, “Minimizing the Risk of Incident and Injury Due to Human Factors.” This certification course provides an understanding of the "dirty dozen," the 12 most common human-related risk factors for aviation incidents. This course draws from the material in the introductory curriculum and allows the trainee to apply knowledge and experience to become more aware of why accidents happen and how to avoid them. The instructor-led certification process costs $49 and awards graduates a certificate from the Aviation Institute of Maintenance.