Human Factors in Aircraft Maintenance

2 November 2017

No.4 Hamilton Place, London


Lessons Learnt from Recent Incidents and Accidents


Seminar Summary

This seminar will serve as an interactive platform designed to facilitate regulatory compliance in human factors, and promote best practices for mitigating human errors within aircraft maintenance. In particular, the event will feature a number of expert presentations each reviewing a recent aircraft incident or accident in which human factors in aircraft maintenance was a primary cause. Each presentation will answer the following questions:

      - What happened? An overview of the incident or accident.

      - What was the outcome of the investigation that followed?

      - What specific lessons can aircraft maintenance organisations and professionals learn from it?

      - How can such lessons be practically and effectively implemented or incorporated into a maintenance error management system (MEMS)?

Why should you attend?

 The benefits of attending the event will include the following:

  •  The opportunity to raise and discuss issues in human factors which directly affect you.

  • The opportunity for professional development which include learning best practices for preventing or mitigating human errors within an aircraft maintenance context. NB: The event will facilitate compliance in part with implementing rule 145.A.35(d) of Commission Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014 and MAA Regulatory Article 4807(4): Staff Continuation Training (MRP 145.A.35(d)).

  • The opportunity to network with like minded professionals.

The full event programme is available below.


Non-Member £180 +VAT
RAeS Corporate Partner £150 +VAT
RAeS Member £120 +VAT
RAeS Baseline Member £105 +VAT

Speaker Details

Prof. Chris Johnson, University of Glasgow

Andy Evans, Director, Aerossurance Limited

Warrant Officer Adam Lawley, Human Factors Specialist, UK Military Aviation Authority

Silas Hays, Technical Support Engineer, THI-SMS

Ross Priday, Aviation Safety Consultant & Expert Witness

William Smith, Airworthiness Director, Atlantic Airways

Bill Johnson, Ph.D., Chief Scientific & Technical Advisor Maintenance Human Factors, Federal Aviation Administration


No.4 Hamilton Place, London

Royal Aeronautical Society Headquarters

No.4 Hamilton Place