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Last week, we delivered our Human Factors for ATSEPs course at EUROCONTROL’s Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre (MUAC). Two days to introduce technical roles to the Human Factors basics, such as Human abilities and limitations, communication skills, and stress and fatigue management. We designed the course to meet the needs and expectations of air traffic safety electronics...

The EU risk-based regulatory framework for UAS (Regulations 2019/945 and 2019/947) considers three categories of operations: open, specific and certified. From the 1st of July 2020, with the new regulatory framework in place, operations in the specific category will generally require preparing and submitting a risk assessment to the CAA for evaluation and approval. In addition,...

Today we are in Eurocontrol headquarters in Brussels (Belgium) to kick-off SAFEMODE, a H2020 project on making Human Factors data and information usable for system and operations designers, safety managers, and regulators. The main challenge of SAFEMODE will be decoding the Human Factors iceberg. While the tip represents what is visible (the human involvement in accidents/incidents),...

Resorting to commonplaces to explain accidents Serious accidents are often commented upon by prophets of doom, who explain them with commonplaces and provide simple explanations to an inevitably complex problem. Blaming the human “The problem is man”, with his faults and the intrinsic tendency to make mistakes. Many said so after the Costa Concordia disaster, the cruise ship...

Innovation and new technologies are changing the nature of work, reshaping the human-machine relationship and replacing old jobs with new ones. As these changes greatly concern the air traffic management sector, it is necessary to prepare for them. What will happen to ATM in the next 20 years? What effects will derive from Big Data,...