Incident Investigation/Analysis (IIA)

Course Description

This course is designed for managers and supervisors who may be required to implement or review safety findings and recommendations resulting from aviation incidents.  The course presents the principles of Human Factors, Management, Investigation and Analysis.  It is realized that very few people will investigate a major accident but all supervisors will investigate incidents and make recommendations.  It will provide you with the why incidents occur.  It will explain how incidents are discovered, investigated, and reported in writing.  Finally, the student will learn the techniques of data collection and analysis.

Objectives: To provide concepts and practical knowledge to be used in incident investigation and trend analysis programs.

Who Should Attend: Supervisors who will investigate incidents, part time safety advisors, Quality Assurance, and ATC supervisors.  This a good course for personnel responsible for the data analysis program.  It is not intended for individuals who have already attended Aircraft Accident Investigation (AAI) or who plan to attend AAI in the future.

  • Dates
    28 – 21 Apr. 2017
    16 – 19 Oct. 2017
    26-29 Mar. 2018

  • Course No.
    IIA 17-2
    IIA 18-1
    IIA 18-2

Course Outline

  1. Investigations
    • Basis for Incident Investigation
    • Reporting Criteria
    • Reporting Methods
    • Investigation Techniques
    • Analysis, Root Cause Analysis Techniques,
    • Safety Risk Management
    • The Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) Process
    • An Overview of Data Programs (FOQA)
    • Report Writing
    • Recommendations
    • Safety Management System Integration Concepts
    • Implementation
    • Organizational Management, Accountability and Responsibilities
  2. Incidents
    • Case Studies
    • Review of Incident Reports
    • Development of Incident Investigation Protocol
  3. Aircraft Accident Investigation Lab Exercise

Course Duration: 3.5 Days

Tuition: $1500 (July 2016 – June 2017), $1500 (July 2017 – June 2018)