Human Factors Aspects in Incidents / Accidents

customer-support2This Flight Operations Briefing Note provides a summary of human factors issues identified in incidents and accidents.
This summary may be used either to assess:

• The company exposure and develop corresponding prevention strategies; or,
• The reader’s individual exposure and develop corresponding personal lines-of-defense.

Ultimately, human factors are involved in all incidents and accidents.  Whether crew-related, ATC-related, maintenance-related, organization-related or  design-related, each link of the safety chain involves human beings and, therefore, human decisions and potential human errors.  Acknowledging that a chain is as strong as its weakest link, human factors need to be addressed in all domains (i.e., design, manufacturing, operations, maintenance, air traffic control, etc).

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