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The on-going projects and deliverable products of ICAO’s Flight Safety and Human Factors Programme for 2004-2009 are documented in the Air Navigation working paper 7956 (AN-WP/7956). This five-year plan was presented to and approved by the Air Navigation Commission on 21 October 2004.

The Programme Plan includes four key types of activities:

  • Awareness and education;
  • Development of Standards and Recommended Practices;
  • Support on-going ICAO activities; and
  • Support and liaison with industry and research.

Specifics on the four key types of activities

Awareness and education activity includes:

Developing guidance material on:

  • Runway incursions ;
  • Threat and Error Management (TEM) in cabin operations;
  • Threat and Error Management (TEM) in Air Traffic Control;
  • Threat and Error Management (TEM) in flight deck operations.

Regional seminars and training workshops such as:

  • Asociacion De Pilotos Aviadores (ASPA)/ICAO Regional Seminar on Loss of Control (LOC) in Flight and Upset Recovery Training
    Mexico City, March 2005;
  • Third ICAO-IATA TEM Conference
    Kuala Lampur, Malaysia, September 2005;
  • First ICAO Global Symposium on Threat and Error Management (TEM) / Normal Operations Safety Survey (NOSS) in Air Traffic Control
    Luxembourg, November 2005.

Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) activity includes:

Develop provisions on:

  • Threat and Error Management (TEM) competencies in flight crew licensing and training in Annexes 1 and 6
  • The protection of sources of safety information
  • Safety Management Systems (SMS)
  • Threat and Error Management (TEM) in the various Annexes and PANS

Amend the guidance material below to support the following Annexes (Annex Chart): 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, and 16:

  • Human Factors Training Manual (Doc 9683)
  • Human Factors in Air Traffic Management (ATM) Systems (Doc 9758)
  • Human Factors Guidelines for Safety Audits Manual (Doc 9806)
  • New guidance material to support Annex 8; regarding the design and airworthiness certification of modern flight decks

Support on-going ICAO activities:

This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Supporting the Operations Panel (OPSP); the Flight Crew Licensing and the Training Panel (FCLTP); the protection of sources of safety information; and the introduction of Safety Management Systems (SMS).
  • Developing new guidance material on:
    • Threat and Error Management (TEM) Training
    • Electronic Flight Bags
    • Flight Management Systems
    • Head-Up Guidance Systems (HGS)/Head-Up Display (HUD) and Enhanced Vision Systems (EVS)
    • Legal guidance on the Protection of Sources of Safety Information
    • Safety Management Systems (SMS)

Support and liaison with industry and research:

This includes interacting with centers of research and industry leading to the continuous assessment and evaluation of the Flight Safety and Human Factors Programme.

Note: see working group page on this website for a list of groups.

For more information contact:
Coordinator, Flight Safety and Human Factors Programme
Email: dmaurino@icao.int


 
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