ABSTRACT

The Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) Human Factors Group (HFG) is one of the youngest of the more than 20 Specialist Groups, having been formed in 1995, but is also one of the most active. Because the subject is so widely applicable within aviation, initially the Group had difficulty satisfying in one forum the demands of the various disciplines, such as operations, engineering, air traffic control, et al. The solution proved simple and now the main committee of some 30 members acts as a steering group to a number of Standing Groups (SG), each of which focuses on the needs of a specific field such as:

Crew Resource Management (CRM) for Flight Operations: Chair Carey Edwards ([email protected])

Engineering and Maintenance: Chair Cliff Edwards ([email protected])

Air Traffic Control: Chair Dr Anthony Smoker ([email protected])