I must appreciate that I gained a lot from this class. This class has helped me change my perspective towards flight safety and the general human factors that impact aviation industry. From the class, it clear that human factors, human errors to be specific, have primarily contributed to airplane incidents and tragic commercial airplane hull-loss accidents. As a matter of fact, it is documented eighty percent of aviation incidents and accidents are a result of human error while inclement weather and mechanical error are the other two major contributors. Human errors encompasses errors by air traffic controllers, maintenance personnel, pilots, and others who have direct influence on flight safety.
Human factors play a paramount role in making work more effective, efficient and safe. The core of aviation maintenance is based on attention and considerable precision to details. A good interface and interaction with systems within a complex and high-workload environment in the aviation industry is required and human performance will be determinant factor of safety and efficiency. As result, I appreciate the need for research to gather more information in maintenance errors that involve human factors within the aero/aviation industry. There is great need to scrutinize and pinpoint factors that may distract the personnel in the aviation industry from having a considerable precision to details. These factors can be optimized to enhance human performance. In a nutshell, great knowledge and integration of different approaches and expertise can aid in designing of more robust systems that eliminate such maintenance errors involving human factors.