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Aeronautical applications - 2022

Human factors in aeronautics

Concepts and practical application on a simulator and TB 20 aircraft


This training course will enable participants to understand the key concepts of human factors and to learn cognitive engineering methods and tools in order to analyze and help people in situations involving critical control systems.


The course lasts 4.5 days (27 hours) and includes:

  • 5 x 3-hour lectures
  • 3 TP sessions (including one on the TB 20 aircraft and one simulator-based)

The course is limited to 9 people.


The topic of human factors is detailed through its various components: human system interface design, operator assistance and feedback.

This course offers a practical approach to the various theoretical concepts seen in class through practical exercises:

  • through simulation (3-axis Airbus flight simulator)
  • in real-flight conditions (equipped TB 20 aircraft).


Course level: Basic

There are no requirements regarding human sciences or aeronautics.


Frédéric DEHAIS (Dr.):

Human Factors Research Engineer at ISAE-SUPAERO (the Institut Supérieur de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace or National Higher French Institute of Aeronautics and Space)

With the participation of specialists from the field of aeronautics and human factors


  • Human error in aeronautical systems
    • Introduction to the basic concepts of human cognition
    • Neurophysiological aspects of human error  
    • Cognitive aspects of human error 
    • Sociological aspects of human error 
    • Methodology of feedback
  • Evaluation of an operator's performance
    • Definition and associated concepts
    • Experimental methodology
    • Performance measurements
    • Application: performing flight tests to measure pilot performance (physiological sensors, subjective measurement)
  • Human-Machine Interface (HMI) Design
    • Methodology for analyzing the task and activity of an operator
    • Theoretical rationale for HMI design
    • Practical principles of HMI design
    • HMI evaluation tools
  • Operators/systems authority sharing
    • Authority sharing and dynamic function allocation concepts
    • Situation monitoring
    • Practical application: a study of authority sharing in operator and a drone interactions
  • Operator assistance
    • Modeling human error and human-machine conflicts
    • Modeling attentional mechanisms
    • Principles of cognitive countermeasures
    • Application: detection and resolution of crew/autopilot conflicts during a simulator flight


Schedelded in French:

TOULOUSE: June 27  to July 1, 2022


For the English realization, please, consult us.


€2,850 excluding tax (20% VAT)

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