This title was first published in 2003. An international journal targeted specifically at the study of the human element in the aerospace system, and its role in either avoiding or contributing to accidents and incidents, and in promoting safe operations. The journal contains both formal research and practitioner papers, describing new research in the area of human factors and aerospace safety, and activities such as successful safety and regulatory initiatives or accident case studies. In every issue there is also an invited position paper by an internationally respected author, providing a critical overview of a particular area of human factors and aerospace safety, with the aim of developing theory and setting a research agenda for the future. Other features of the journal include: a critical incidents section describing recent aviation incidents with human factors root causes, a calendar of events, listing forthcoming international conferences, seminars and workshops of interest to the reader, and occasional book reviews.
Volume 6, Number 1: Formal Papers: Air traffic management and future technology - the views of the controllers, Fredrik Barcheus and Lena Martensson; Guanxi gradient and flight safety, Hung-Sying Jing and Lee-Shuan Chang; A conversation analysis model for examining aviation communication in context: part I - processes for representing data, Maurice Nevile. Practitioner Papers: The evolution of error and violation descriptions in French air force accident reports: the impact of human factors education, Michelle Aslanides, Claude Valot, Anne-Sophie Nyssen and Rene Amalberti; The human factor benefits and limitations of civil and military night vision goggle operations, Melanie Todd and Boyd Falconer; Calendar of Events.