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Seminar: “Analyzing Flight Recorder Data: Unveiling Human Factors in Air Accident Investigation”

Date, time & venue

2023-12-15;6:30 pm to 7:30 pm;Chun Wo & Hsin Chong Room - 10/F

 Speaker: Ir George Wai


Professional Background of the Speaker:

Ir Wai has more than 26 years of experience in the aviation industry and he is an accomplished professional in this field, including 16 years in air regulation, airworthiness, safety and air accident investigation. Ir Wai currently holds the position of Aircraft Engineer in the Government Flying Service (GFS) in the disciplined unit.  Prior to joining the GFS, he worked in different divisions in the Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department (CAD) as Acting Senior Operations Officer (Unmanned Aircraft), Airworthiness Officer and Helicopter Fleet Officer looking after the continued airworthiness matters for the Hong Kong registered helicopters.


Ir Wai is a qualified ICAO Annex 13 Air Accident Investigator and has extensive experience participating in numerous air accident investigations. His expertise lies in the analysis of flight data recorders and cockpit voice recorders, with a particular focus on investigations involving human factors aspects.


Programme Highlights:

In the seminar, Ir George WAI will provide an overview of the basic flight recorder systems, including the Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) and Flight Data Recorder (FDR), explaining their purpose and importance in accident investigation. The seminar will also highlight the significance of human factors in aviation accidents and incidents, focusing on crew performance, decision-making, communication, workload, and situational awareness. Moreover, Ir WAI will discuss the capabilities of the CVR in capturing crew communications, alerts and ambient sounds, and discuss how these recordings provide insights into crew actions and interactions. At last, Ir Wai will present methodologies for analyzing human performance factors using CVR data, such as speech analysis, communication patterns, crew resource management, workload assessment, and decision-making processes.



Cantonese with English terms



For registration, please register online at (https://forms.gle/dasqBSCnAW51d6cW6) on or before 11 Dec. 2023. The number of participants is limited to 40.


CPD Certificate: One hour of CPD Certificate will be delivered to participants (who have attended for more than half of the session) after the seminar.


Enquiries: For enquiries, please contact Ir George Au (ssc@hkie.org.hk)





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