Welcome to the RAeS Human Factors Group

The aim of the Human Factors Group (HFG) is to promote the understanding of the factors that influences the enhancement of human performance and the management of error in all aspects of aeronautics. The scope of the the group's work encompasses UK/Europe, although it is recognised that aviation is an international business. 

The HFG's activities are limited to areas where there is most benefit to be gained by its 'customers' - aviation professionals - pilots, navigators, observers, flight engineers, cabin crew, maintenance engineers, technicians, air traffic controllers, operations staff/dispatchers, airport managers, decision makers, financial directors, senior managers, ramp safety personnel, ground ops staff, aerodrome staff, security staff, designers, manufacturers, regulators, unions, industry bodies, safety organisations, government funding agencies, academia, trainers, influencers, consultants, accident investigators, and researchers.  And last, but not least, the flying public.

Strategy

The strategies that the HFG employ include:

  • Improving standards of safety by promoting better industry understanding of Human Factors (HF) hazards and techniques for dealing with them.
  • Providing communication and education on the importance of HF matters, and on  techniques for providing HF training.
  • Working with relevant worldwide agencies to achieve a co-ordinated aviation HF strategy.
  • Encouraging HF research and development in aviation.Arranging a programme of lectures, conferences and mini-conferences.
  • Developing position, discussion and specialist papers.
  • Working with other RAeS Specialist Groups and Committees.
  • Poviding practical 'front line' advice, guidance and tools, where appropriate, that are  useable in the workplace.

 

For more information, visit the Committee's external website.

In This Section

  • Events

    Details on forthcoming RAeS Human Factors Conferences, Lectures & Seminars

  • Committee

    Meet the people who drive the RAeS Human Factors Group’s activities

  • Contact Us

    Get in touch with the Group or join the RAeS Human Factors Mailing List

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NEWS AND EVENTS

  • 1 Oct
    Conference

    Education and Skills Conference 2014

    The need to attract, inspire, recruit and train new staff on a sustainable basis has long been recognised by the aviation and aerospace sectors. New opportunities and pathways are now becoming available that will enable the industry to start filling the “skills gap”. The Society's second annual Education and Skills Conference will look at how various organisations and industry partners are working together to address skills needs for the aerospace and aviation sector, from engaging with and trai

  • 1 Oct
    Named Lecture

    Cierva Named Lecture 2014

    The Cierva Lecture is named after Juan de la Cierva, FRAeS, an aeronautical engineer who pioneered rotary flight. In 1926 with the backing of the Weir brothers he formed the Cierva Autogiro Company and it was his development of rotor blade design and articulated rotor blades, which played a major role in the first successful helicopter in 1936.

  • 6 Oct
    Branch Event

    I Used to be an RAeS Branch Chairman – So What Happened Next ?

    I Used to be an RAeS Branch Chairman – So What Happened Next ? by Gp Capt Andy Tait

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