9 September, 2015 - Air Traffic Navigation Services (ATNS), in partnership with the University of Witwatersrand, the University of Pretoria, Rhodes University and the Ergonomic Society of South Africa will, from Monday, 7th to 11th September, host the second African Symposium on Human Factors and Aviation Safety under the theme: "From Talking to Doing SAFETY." The symposium will take place in Cape Town, South Africa, and follows the success of the first Human Factors in Aviation Safety Symposium held in 2014.
Aviation heads, government officials, medical practitioners, psychologists and other stakeholders will gather to explore how mutual efforts in combining research rigor with operational experience can improve safety performance in the industry. Furthermore, new subject matter such as patient safety and aeromedical services, among others, will be discussed.
The symposium will provide opportunity for the aviation industry to obtain first-hand information on current safety research and aims to create an interest amongst young researchers to become involved in aviation as a research field.
ATNS CEO, Thabani Mthiyane will deliver a keynote address at the official opening of the symposium, scheduled to take place on Tuesday, 8 September 2015.
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