Human Factors in Aviation Maintenance

2-day course | Virtual, Classroom & In-company
  • Classroom course in London Gatwick
  • Delivered by active UK CAA regulators and Human Factors experts
  • Learn to recognise positive human performance and limitations within the maintenance system
  • EASA’s regulatory requirements for Human Factors
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07/11/2023 Online £855.00 More than 5 places Book
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Course overview

What is Human Factors in Aviation Maintenance?

Human Factors aims to understand people’s limitations and capabilities and how they influence a person’s actions and behaviours. This knowledge needs to be applied to the aviation environment, which is dynamic and constantly changing. Understanding how people actually perform under operational circumstances enables the development of systems and procedures that support people to contribute to aviation safety.

Course Overview

This course provides delegates with an overview of Human Factors principles specific to aviation maintenance. It is designed to explore the practical application of the EASA Human Factors regulatory requirements. A series of interactive workshops will examine recent aviation events where the delegates will apply the taught Human Factors principles and models.

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for aviation professionals who require a practical overview of Human Factors and associated EASA regulatory requirements.

Key topics

This training course will include the following topics:

  • Introduction to Human Factors and regulatory requirements.
  • Human Performance and Limitations
  • Factors affecting Human Performance
  • Human Error in Aviation Maintenance
  • Organisational Issues and Understanding Blame
  • Organisational Factors in Aviation Maintenance
  • Maintenance Error Management Systems
  • An introduction to Safety Management Systems

Course objectives

By the end of this course delegates will be able to:

  • Fully understand the EASA regulatory requirements surrounding Human Factors
  • Recognise positive human performance as well as limitations within the complex maintenance system
  • Apply common Human Factors principles to maintenance occurrences
  • Evaluate the role of maintenance Human Factors in aviation safety


Delegates should have a background in aviation maintenance or management.

Further reading

UK CAA CAP 716: Aviation Maintenance Human Factors (EASA Part 145)
CAP 716 Issue 2 provides guidance material in support of the human factors requirements in EASA Part 14.

Delivery Methods: Classroom and Virtual

This course can be delivered virtually or face-to-face in classroom at our London Gatwick training centre.

Browse the table below to select your preferred date, delivery method and location (classroom only). If you can not find your preferred form of delivery and date, please contact us.

Course type:

  • Web = Virtual online delivery using WebEx video conferencing. We have applied a 5% discount to all our virtual course deliveries. Unless stated otherwise, our virtual courses are streamed live, starting at 09:00 am (UK time).
  • Class = A face-to-face classroom course delivered in the location listed in the “venue” column. In light of COVID-19, please check your eligibility and our COVID-19 measures.
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We can also tailor this training courses to suit an organisation’s individual training requirements. These bespoke training packages can be delivered virtually or onsite in a classroom at a client’s international location. Contact us for more information.

Course Type Course Name Start Date End Date Venue Cost Availability Book
Web Human Factors in Aviation Maintenance Airworthiness 07/11/2023 08/11/2023 Online £855.00 More than 5 places Book

Human Factors in Aviation Maintenance Instructors

Human Factors in Aviation Maintenance Instructors

Simon Roberts

Simon Roberts

Leading on Aviation Safety
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Simon has 40 years aviation experience working with airlines and aviation maintenance organisations. He has been working over 21 years for the UK CAA and during last 9 years he was responsible for the Safety Management System (SMS) policy and strategy across the UK CAA. He has led international projects for SMS and State Safety Programs (SSP) working with ICAO, EASA and other regulators. Simon is also a maintenance Human Factors specialist and co-chairs the EASA Human Factors Collaborative Analysis Group (CAG). Using his extensive experience, Simon has been instructing SMS and SSP training worldwide.

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