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

  • 7 May
    Conference

    RPAS Airworthiness

    The basis of the airworthiness requirement for RPAS is a critical element in enabling safe growth of RPAS operations. However, RPAS airworthiness remains a major source of contention with a wide range of divergent views being promoted by different groups and differ rules applying in different states.

  • 7 May
    Named Lecture

    An Overview of the Aviation Industry - Near Term and Long Term

    Established in 1963, this Named Lecture is run alternately with Cranfield. It honours Sir Frederick Handley Page CBE, HonFRAeS, in recognition of his many contributions to aviation, and in particular to safety and reliability in air transportation.

  • 11 May
    Branch Event

    Annual General Meeting

    Annual General Meeting - Branch Members only please

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