Human Factors for Aircraft Maintenance

Publisher: Aircraft Technical Book Co.
ISBN-13: 9781941144237

Copyright Date: 2016

Edition: 2nd
Pages: 201
Binding: Paperback

Dimensions: 11.0″ x 8.5″

EASA Part 66 compliant Module 9; Human Factors for Aviation Maintenance for B1 and B2 aircraft maintenance certification. Includes two year free revision service.

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Fully compliant as EASA Part 66 Module 9 for B-1 and B-2 licenses. Also meets and exceeds all FAA standards and content requirements as presented in H-8083-30 and H-8083-30-ATB

– Dr. William Johnson; FAA
– Dr. James Allen; MF MPH; Working Healthy Always
– Australian Civil Aviation Authority; CASA
– UK Civil Aviation Authority
– and many others

This manual includes an examination of the discipline known as Human Factors. In many senses, as human error is cited as the primary cause of almost all aviation incidents and accidents, this subject may be considered the most important of your entire study. Interpersonal communications, a shared sense of company culture, and a good understanding of personal and workplace stresses are absolutely critical to aviation safety for you, your teammates, and the hundreds of thousands of people who will fly in the aircraft you maintain.

The other aspect of human factors is your own personal safety. Your education, experience, and professional goals will mean little if struck down by an injury or other workplace hazard. While this manual covers each of these aspects and more, it is most important to understand that human factors is not just something to learn for a test. It is a way of life affecting everything you do and every day you do it. Learning to incorporate these concepts in your day-day work will ensure a long, rewarding, and successful professional career.

Also included in this manual is a detailed description of the the MEDA model (Maintenance Error Decision Aid)developed by The Boeing Company. Included is its philosophy and process, how to develop and implement the program, along with sample MEDA forms and advice on how to complete it while getting the most of the program


– Human Performance and Limitations
– overview
– hearing
– information processing
– motor programs
– claustrophobia
– the social environment
– responsibility
– motivation
– peer pressure
– culture issues
– dr. Reason
– the blame cycle
– personality types
– team working
– management, supervision, and leadership
– the dirty dozen
– fitness and health
– pre-employment disposition
– stress
– causes and symptoms
– time pressure deadlines
– workloads
– sleep, fatigue, and shiftwork
– fatigue
– alcohol and drug abuse
– medication
– tobacco
– diet and nutrition
– drinking habits
– dehydration
– noise
– fumes
– illumination
– climate and temperature
– motion and vibration
– confined spaces
– working environment
– physical work
– repetitive tasks
– complex systems
– within and between teams
– transactional analysis
– transactions
– conflict
– the Freudian approach
– components of personality
– verbal and written communication
– shift handover
– guidelines
– non routine tasks
– risk areas of poor communication
– work logging and recording
– keeping up to date
– error models and theories
– basic error types
– the “swiss cheese” model
– failures
– common mistakes in aircraft maintenance
– applying bad rules
– mental economics of violations
– reasons for not following procedure
– errors associated with visual inspection
– managing errors
– error management – what to aim for
– Boeing maintenance error decision aid
– the MEDA philosophy
– the MEDA process
– management resolve
– implementing MEDA
– benefits
– Hazards in the Workplace
– recognizing and avoiding hazards
– legislation and responsibility
– engineer’s individual responsibility
– safety in the working environment
– dealing with emergencies
– risk assessment
– the two faces of safety
– navigating the safety space
– Sample MEDA Decision Aid Results Form
– Instructions for Completing a MEDA Form


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