Human Factors and Ergonomics Awareness Survey of Professional Personnel in a Large-Scale Company from the Aerospace Industry

Coşkun A., Güner H., Fal M.

International Conference on Human Interface and the Management of Information, HIMI 2023, held as part of the 25th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2023, Copenhagen, Denmark, 23 - 28 July 2023, vol.14016 LNCS, pp.432-443 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 14016 LNCS
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-3-031-35129-7_31
  • City: Copenhagen
  • Country: Denmark
  • Page Numbers: pp.432-443
  • Keywords: Aerospace, Ergonomics, Human Factors
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The aerospace sector is one of the top safety-critical industries which require well-regulated processes and highly-educated staff. Therefore, human factor studies have a key role in the aerospace industry to have safe, efficient, and effective aircraft. The purpose of this study is to investigate the human factors and ergonomics (HF/E) awareness of professionals in a sector-leading Turkish aerospace company. A detailed questionnaire was applied with 1814 employees with various job positions and different experience levels. The findings of the study have revealed that there is a significant difference in HF/E awareness among professionals who took HF/E training before and those who did not take any HF/E-related training. No significant difference was found in HF/E awareness of participants by their professional roles and job experience. Besides, participants of the study evaluated themselves as moderately knowledgeable about HF/E and they perceived HF/E studies mostly with safety and quality aspects. It is reported that participants think that all of the stakeholders should have a certain level of responsibility in HF/E studies in an aviation project. The results of the current study are expected to provide inferences and insight about increasing HF/E awareness of professional personnel in the aerospace industry.