Human Factors, Improving Maintenance Effectiveness

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HumanFactors, Improving Maintenance Effectiveness

HumanFactors, Improving Maintenance Effectiveness

Theaviation systems improve continuously thus, the aircraft are rarelythe cause of an accident. On the other hand, human performancepresents greater challenges in the overall system of airlines’safety. According to research, human error is the major contributorof more than 80 percent of commercial airplanes’ incidents (FAASafety Team Central Florida, 2013). Therefore, it is important tounderstand human factors that pose a risk to security and implementstrategies to manage those threats. As such, I agree with thestrategies discussed in the video to improve human factors inmaintenance and the need for cooperation between the Federal AviationAuthority (FAA) and other airline industry stations worldwide.

TheFAA and the international aviation industry have been keen to promotesafety by paying attention to employees’ performance inmaintenance. Human factors pay attention to the workers and theirwork environment. Accordingly, the FAA has been increasing its focuson human factors associated with airline security guidance andregulation to help achieve safe operating procedures (FAA, 2013). Theresearch into human factors in aircraft maintenance is especiallyparamount in improving the safety of aviation (Ferguson &amp Nelson,2014). Therefore, the FAA communicates the challenges and solutionthat relate to with human factors in airline operations. Hence, theresearch is a catalyst towards the efficient performance of humanfactors (FAA, 2013). However, improving employees’ performance isan ongoing activity that should keep pace with the evolution of newaircraft systems, materials, and upcoming technologies (Ferguson &ampNelson, 2014).

Consequently,FAA acknowledges that safety associated with workers’ performancecan only be achieved with cooperation. Thus, the organizationcontinues to collaborate with airlines and repair stations worldwideto ensure that all people performing maintenance accomplish theirtask safely and uphold excellent quality without the risks associatedwith human factors (FAA, 2013). As noted in the video, cooperation isnecessary as it enhances airline security through communication(Griffin, Young &amp Stanton, 2015). I agree that partnershipsbetween governments and the FAA will help overcome performancechallenges associated with maintenance. Besides, the organizationswill discover, document, and implement new and better solutions inhuman performance (Griffin, Young &amp Stanton, 2015).


FAASafety Team Central Florida (2013). Humanfactors in maintenance a vision for aviation safety. Retrieved from

Ferguson,M. D., &amp Nelson, S. M. (2014). Aviationsafety: A balanced industry approach.Clifton Park, NY: Delmar Cengage Learning.

Griffin,T. G. C., Young, M. S., &amp Stanton, N. A. (2015). Humanfactors models for aviation accident analysis and prevention.Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing Company.

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