Entradas Etiquetadas ‘factores humanos’

Breaking the Mishap Chain

Lunes, 11 de junio de 2012 Pedro Ortiz García Sin comentarios

This book that we recommend is about “Human Factors Lessons Learned from Aerospace ¬†Accidents and Incidents in Research, Flight¬†Test, and Development” .It contains a collection of case studies of mishaps involving experimental aircraft, aerospace vehicles, and spacecraft in which human factors played a significant role. It is offered as a learning tool so that future organizations, programs, and projects may not be destined to repeat the mistakes of the past and is highly advisable for someone devoted to aeromedical field.


** Breaking the mishap chain

      By Peter W. Merlin, Gregg A. Bendrick, and Dwight A. Holland

FAA Investigating 80 Year Old’s Skydive Mishap -Video-

Miércoles, 30 de mayo de 2012 FSI / Curt Lewis Sin comentarios

One 80 year old grandmother’s terrifying skydive is being investigated by the FAA after it went viral. The video was created by The Parachute Center, a skydiving company in Acampo, Calif., as a memento for jumpers to take home after their airborne adventures.It shows a woman named Laverne having second thoughts right before her jump, but the instructor scoops her up and they fall out of the plane…


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Mental diseases not easy to diagnose

Physicians can’t always identify a pilot’s depression or other mental disorder during an aeromedical exam.Official accident reports atribute just a handful of crashes to a pilot’s deliberate action, citing¬† a psychosomatic¬† disorder, a suicide or some unexplained motive. Here you can read several cases .This article highlights the need of improving pilot-physician relationship in order to detects such problems, as well as some comments about new antidepressant ¬†rules in certain countries.


** Difficult Diagnosis

     Linda Welferman / Aerosafety World   May-2012

Human Factors Workshop in Amsterdam

Jueves, 19 de abril de 2012 FSI / Curt Lewis Sin comentarios

Human error is associated with 60 to 80% of all accidents, injuries, and quality defects across a variety of industries including aviation, healthcare, mining and manufacturing. This intensive 2-day seminar provides training in the application of innovative methods for managing human error that are scientifically derived, empirically tested, and proven in the field. Participants will learn how to turn errors into information, information into knowledge, and knowledge into effective error management solutions. The Human Factors Analysis and Classification System (HFACS) was developed by behavioral scientists in the Unites States Navy. This worshop will be the first HFAS in Europe and is going to be conduct by Dr. Shappel and Dr. Wiegmann, recognized names in this field.


For seeing venues throughout 2012

** HFAC/ HFX Worshop / Amsterdam-Netherlands 14th & 15th May 2012 

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The “toxic” Captain : How to identify?

Lunes, 16 de abril de 2012 Laura Duque Arrubla Sin comentarios

Shortly after¬†take off from Douala, Cameroon, the pilots of a B737 from Kenya Airlines lost its control . The captain experienced confusion and spatial disorientation and the aircraft entered in an unrecovered spiral dive. Inadecuate operational control, lack of crew coordination and non adherence to standard procedures were among the causes according to Civil Aviation authorities.¬†Research about captain established certain personality traits as “Toxic” Captain capable to make a cockpit environment that can be a safety risk.¬† Let us learn to prevent these behaviors.

Toxic captain:

  • strong character and heightened ego;
  • authoritative and domineering attitude with subordinates;
  • paternalistic attitude;
  • deficiencies in CRM;
  • a ‚Äútouch of arrogance


** The Toxic Captain

      Robert I. Baron / Aerosafety World- March 2012

European Association for Aviation Psychology (EAAP) International Courses , 2012.

Miércoles, 7 de marzo de 2012 FSI / Curt Lewis Sin comentarios

Dr Rob Lee, Kristina Pollack and Brent Hayward will be conducting two of their popular EAAP-recognized “Human Factors in Flight Safety, Safety Management Systems, Risk Management and Safety Investigation” courses in 2012. The first of these courses was conducted at the European Commission Joint Research Centre at Ispra, Italy in 1999.¬† Since¬†then, these EAAP courses have been continually updated to reflect the many changes in the aviation industry. They have been held regularly, in locations including Eurocontrol, Luxembourg; the SAS Flight Academy, Stockholm; Iberia Airlines, Madrid; NAV Portugal, Lisbon; the Swiss Air Force, Interlaken; Aer Lingus, Dublin; and, Emirates, Dubai.A total of more than 270 participants, both civil and military,¬†have attended these highly regarded courses.¬†

 **This year, the 15th of these courses will be held in Dubai, UAE, from 13-17 May 2012, kindly hosted by Emirates Airline.

 **The 16th course will be held the following week, between 21-26 May, in Dublin, Ireland, kindly hosted by Aer Lingus.  

Detailed information on the course content and its instructors, together with Registration Brochures for both the Dublin and Dubai courses can now be downloaded from the  EAAP website: 

EAAP -European Association for aviation Psycology-

El error humano y la gestión de seguridad: la perspectiva sistémica en las obras de James Reason

Miércoles, 18 de enero de 2012 Jose María Pérez Sastre 1 comentario

Leemos en Aviaci√≥n digital este art√≠culo¬†escrito por Mauro Marchitto de la Facultad de Psicolog√≠a de Granada¬†sobre ¬†la obra de James Reason, Profesor de Psicolog√≠a de la Universidad de Manchester, y experto reconocido a nivel mundial en el estudio del error humano en sistemas tecnol√≥gicos de alto riesgo y en el papel desempe√Īado por √©ste en los grandes desastres ocurridos en algunos dominios de producci√≥n industrial y de servicios.¬†


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Aviation Human Factors Research Announcement

Viernes, 16 de diciembre de 2011 FSI / Curt Lewis 1 comentario

A research study titled “A Descriptive Instrumental Collective Case Study of the Cognitive Processes Employed by Pilots-in-command During Extended, Extreme, In-flight Emergencies” is currently being conducted.¬† The purpose of this research¬†is to provide an understanding of the cognitive processes (among them risk assessment, problem solving, and decision making) pilots who have experienced these extreme emergencies have used, and how they have used them,¬†in successfully overcoming the emergency.¬† From this, further research will be conducted with the ultimate intent of defining training methodologies to provide more pilots with these skills.The researcher is in the process of recruiting pilots who have experienced in-flight emergencies that meet the study criteria to participate in this research….


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The need to “NOTICE”

Martes, 27 de septiembre de 2011 Estrella Forster Sin comentarios

“There has been a great deal of discussion lately about organizational responsibility versus individual responsibility for aviation mishaps. Although the main body of research for the last 30 years has shown that aviation accidents mainly are organizational accidents, the role of the individual ‚ÄĒ the pilot, maintenance technician, dispatcher, etc. ‚ÄĒ cannot be discounted.¬†Anyone seeking a simple answer to this question: organization vs individual is bound to be disapointed. We invite you to read last issue of AeroSafetyWorld- Sep 2011, specially following article that¬†highlights “the need to notice hazards can evade identification when not clearly perceived”


** “The Need to Notice…”

      Thomas Anthony & Chris Nutter

      FSF/ AeroSafetyWorld / September 2011


On the Home Front: “A stressful family life can affect performance in the cockpit”

Miércoles, 17 de agosto de 2011 Laura Duque Arrubla Sin comentarios

The results of this study indicate  that stability in relationships and home life were the most important factors in helping pilots cope with stress and  that the effects of domestic stress carry over to the pilots’ work world, directly influencing work stress and indirectly affecting pilots’ perceptions of their flying performance….suggesting the need for management to maintain awareness of how the quality of home life may affect the work environment and overall performance. You can read this and other interesting articles at new AerosafetyWorld July-August 2011 issue.


** On the Home Front  AerosafetyWorld July-August 2011

     Patrick Chiles РFSF- Flight Safety Foundation