The Flight Safety Foundation–Airbus Human Factors in Aviation Safety Award was established in 1999 to recognize “outstanding achievement in human factors contributions to aviation safety.” The award was instituted to encourage human factors research that would help reduce human error — one of the most common elements in aviation accidents.
The award — instituted by the Foundation and sponsored by Airbus — is presented every other year or as warranted to an individual, group or organization for a one-time contribution or sustained contributions in the field of human factors.
The award traditionally is presented at the Foundation’s International Air Safety Summit.
Recipients of the Flight Safety Foundation–Airbus Human Factors in Aviation Safety Award
|2018||Bill Johnson, Ph.D., U.S. Federal Aviation Administration|
|2015||Tony Kern, Ed.D., Convergent Performance|
|2014||James Klinect, Ph.D., The LOSA Collaborative|
|2012||Phillipa Gander, Ph.D., Sleep/Wake Research Centre, New Zealand|
|2010||William L. Rankin, Ph.D., Boeing Commercial Airplanes|
|2008||Dr. Helen Muir, Cranfield University|
|2007||René Amalberti, Ph.D., L’Institut de Médecine Aérospatiale du Service de Santé des Armées|
|2006||R. Curtis Graeber, Ph.D., Boeing Commercial Airplanes|
|2005||Christopher Wickens, Ph.D., Aviation Research Laboratory, University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana|
|2004||Robert Helmreich, Ph.D., University of Texas|
|2003||Douglas Schwartz, AT&T|
|2002||Capt. Simon Henderson, Ansett Australia|
|2001||James Reason, Ph.D., University of Manchester, England|
|2000||Capt. Daniel E. Maurino, International Civil Aviation Organization|