Course Outline 1. Aviation Gas Turbine Engine Accident Investigation Types of Gas Turbine Engines Mounting of Turbine Engines Major Components Controls and Accessories Related and Interfacing Aircraft Components Engine Operating Characteristics Potential In-Flight Engine Occurrences Role of the Investigator Best Practices in Investigations Documentation of Physical Evidence Investigation of Incidents Investigation at the Accident Site Engine Disassembly Investigation Engine Operation Speed at Terrain Impact Engine Uncontained Components Engine Fire Documentation
2. Material Factors Investigation Procedures Basic Metallurgy of GT Materials Failure Analysis – Fundamentals and Mechanical Factors Failure Analysis – Fracture Mechanisms Engine Component Investigation Examples
17 – 21 Nov 2008
18 – 22 May 2009
16 – 20 Nov 2009
3. Case Study
Course Duration: 4.5 Days
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HUMAN FACTOrS IN AVIATION SAFETY (HFH)
Humans design, build, operate and maintain the aviation system. It is no wonder then that the majority of aviation accidents and incidents have roots in human factors. With that realization, however, comes the revelation that quality human factors training is effective in improving safety. This course presents human factors information in a manner that can be readily understood and applied by aviation practitioners. Emphasis is placed on identifying the causes of human error, predicting how human error can affect performance, and applying countermea- sures to reduce or eliminate its effects. The course content follows the subjects recommended in FAA Advisory Circular 120-51D. The course also addresses some of the topics recommended in the International Civil Aviation Organization’s Human Factors Digest No. 3: raining Operational Personnel in Human Factors. The emphasis is from the pilot’s perspective, but is applicable to all phases of aviation operations. The course relies heavily on participation, case studies, demonstrations, self-assessment and practical exercises.
Objectives: To provide class participants with human factors knowledge and practical tools that can be readily applied to improve safety within their respective organizations.
Who should attend: This course has been carefully designed to appeal to a wide-spectrum of professionals actively involved in aircraft opera- tions. There is special emphasis for safety managers, training, flight department and maintenance managers and supervisors, pilots, air traffic controllers, dispatchers and schedulers.
Course Outline 1. Overview of Human Factors and Recent Advances Human Error Systems Approach to Aviation Safety Improvements Cases of Aircraft Accidents Due to Human Error
2. Introduction to Human Error Accident Reduction Training Reason Model SHEL Model Human Factors in Automation Corporate Culture Engineering a Safety Culture