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The Human Factor in Aviation

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University via Canvas Network

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Whereas some accidents are caused by aircraft mechanical failures, others can be traced to psychological or physiological elements, such as pilot fatigue, loss of situational awareness, or maintenance issues. This course will emphasize the following topics: human performance, benefits of training, advanced technology, automation, and situational awareness with the goal of enhancing safety throughout the aviation environment.


The objective of this course is to introduce the participant to the field of Human Factors in Aviation. Upon completion of the course, the participant should be able to define human factors, identify relevant areas of application of human factors in aviation and other industries, and gain an appreciation of the importance of the human component and the human systems approach to aviation and aviation safety.

Taught by

Dennis Vincenzi


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  • Anonymous
    I am in Aviation Profession for the last 25 years. I found this course an outstanding course. This course learning is way ahead than the other courses available online. I really enjoyed this course with lots of learning in Human Factors Field.

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