Aviation and Aerospace
Aviation and Aerospace is IHF’s heritage. Founded by ex-RAF pilots, we sincerely believe that our military pedigree, “field” experience and understanding of the Human Factor (HF) allows us to deliver HF consultancy and training to the highest standards.
We possess a wealth of experience in both sectors, with a significant track record of Human System Integration in the Aerospace and Defence sector. Our CEO and Directors have been involved in numerous complex projects globally that focus heavily on HSI, and therefore subsequently understand the challenges currently faced by organisations grappling with the increased automation and new technologies.
- Royal Australian Air Force: (RAAF): Airbus A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) – Air-to-Air Refuelling Platform
- Merlin Capability Sustainment Programme
- Sea King GPMG Fitting
- Westland Lynx Helicopter - Dyneema Ballistic Protection Program
IHF is a preferred supplier to the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) and UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)
IHF has significant experience designing, developing and delivering industry leading Aviation and Aerospace training. In particular, our experience as pilots (RAF) and airline cabin crew (British Airways) has shaped our understanding of human behaviour and safety culture. This authenticity has successfully translated into CRM and Part 145 training and interventions that promote business efficiency and support safety leadership at all levels.
Other Aviation and Aerospace related training within which we specialise includes:
- Fatigue Risk Management
- Procedural Compliance
- Situational Awareness
Document Design & Use
IHF is highly skilled at Gap Analysis, development and production, and re-design and reformatting of documents in isolation or as part of a wider HF intervention.
IHF are industry experts on Fatigue Risk Management (FRM) – audit, re-design, implementation and review.
Workload & Staffing Levels
Task Analysis and Time Line Analysis, and measuring the impact of Performance Influencing Factors (PIFs) are some of the techniques IHF have used to improve safety and business performance as a result of improving inefficient workload and staffing levels.
IHF can conduct evaluation of communication, decision-making, awareness, workload and Team Performance Analysis within the framework of the SHELL model.
Safety Critical Task Analysis (SCTA), Cognitive Task Analysis (CTA), Task Analysis (TA), Human Risk Analysis (HRA)
CoW Training, NOTECHS Assessment & Measurement
Qualitative Hazard Analysis
HAZID, HAZOP, HAZAN, HMI Review, HRI
Quantitative Risk Analysis
HEART, CREAM, ATHEANA, THERP, Goal Structured Notation
Management of Change (MoC)
Gap Analysis, Document review & Design/Re-Design
Task Analysis, Cognitive Task Analysis, Safety Critical Task Analysis, Organisational Walkthroughs
Critical Incident Technique, Root Cause Analysis, Fault/Event Tree Analysis
Project Planning, Design & Execution
HFIP, ISSoW replacement programs
IHF has unique experience designing and developing systems with the needs of human beings in mind. The integration of human needs and system design is typically formalised through a Human-Systems Integration (HSI) programme. With such a plan in place, an institution or organisation can reduce lifecycle costs and increase efficiency, safety and usability. An HSI also pays particular attention to any gaps in human soft skills, such as communication, decision-making and awareness, because these gaps can impair overall system performance. A well-crafted HSI seeks to mitigate such gaps in a systematic and pragmatic manner.