NSU and Embraer Aircraft Holdings Partner to Raise Aviation Safety Awareness

 NSU and Embraer Aircraft Holdings Partner to Raise Aviation Safety Awareness

PR Newswire

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 26, 2013

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Nova Southeastern
University (NSU) and Fort Lauderdale-based Embraer Aircraft Holdings have
partnered to strengthen the relationship between the manufacturer and
academia, in their efforts to improve human factors research in aviation.
Through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed earlier this year, the
partnership will include a series of seminars and research projects in human
factors, which will be offered through NSU's Institute for the Study of Human
Services, Health and Justice. Human factors can include problem solving
skills, decision-making, communication, attention, stress management, and
physical condition.

NSU and Embraer will write and submit grant proposals to the Department of
Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration that will focus on
Threat-and-Error Management (TEM), Fatigue-Risk Management and a Flight Risk
Analysis Tool (FRAT), all aimed at advancing human factors studies and
disseminate the resulting data throughout the industry. They will conduct
research in human factors and performance, including such major safety issues
as fatigue, mental health and the environment. In addition, the initiative
will increase the awareness of these issues by and among pilots, aviation
safety professionals, and aviation students as well as the general public in a
series of future events.

The first, day-long seminar "Threat and Error Management: A Comprehensive
Seminar on Human Factors in Aviation" is scheduled for May 3, 2013. The
seminar is free and open to the public, but reservations are requested. For
more information or to register, visit
http://www.nova.edu/humanservices/aviationseries/ or email aviation@nova.edu.

Threat and Error Management: A Comprehensive Seminar on Human Factors in
Aviation
May 3 – 9:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.
Nova Southeastern University
Carl DeSantis Building
3301 College Ave
Davie, FL. 33314 

About Nova Southeastern University: Situated on 300 beautiful acres in Ft.
Lauderdale, Florida, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is a dynamic fully
accredited research institution dedicated to providing high-quality
educational programs at all levels. NSU is a not-for-profit independent
institution with more than 28,000 students. NSU awards associate's,
bachelor's, master's, specialist, doctoral and first-professional degrees in a
wide range of fields. NSU is classified as a research university with "high
research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching,
and it's one of only 37 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie's
Community Engagement Classification. For more information visit www.nova.edu.

SOURCE Nova Southeastern University

Website: http://www.nova.edu
Contact: Felecia Henderson, Office of Public Affairs, fhenders@nova.edu,
Office - 954.262.5315, Cell - 954.383.4695