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Aircraft Accident Investigation Certificate Courses Upcoming

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Aircraft Accident Investigation

5-16 February 2018

Long Beach, California

In this course you will become familiar with the regulatory requirements for investigation and reporting, not only those requirements applicable to the United States, but also those of ICAO Annex 13 upon which almost all modern individual reporting and investigation requirements are based regardless of nation.

Once you understand the reporting requirements you will learn about how to comply with the operator’s responsibilities to preserve evidence and support the investigation. You will learn how to set up an interim response team that will collect and preserve evidence. You will learn what evidence to preserve and how to preserve it. You will also learn about the hazards at an accident site and how to protect yourself.

This course covers all aspects of investigation from applicable rules and regulations through investigation technology, analysis and reports.

You will develop an understanding of the entire investigation process and be well prepared to participate in future investigations.

SCSI has assembled a crash lab of several exhibits from all over the world to allow our students a practical hands-on approach to investigation training. We routinely set aside dedicated time within the AAI course for a practical application of techniques discussed in the classroom. The AAI course includes a class visit to a material failures analysis laboratory and concludes with a crash laboratory investigation exercise.

For more information, please visit the course information page at www.scsi-inc.com.

Human Factors in Accident Investigation

19-23 February 2018

Long Beach, California

Human error is implicated in most, if not all, aviation accidents. Accident investigators, therefore, need information, tools, and procedures to discover the role human error has played in an accident/incident being investigated. This course teaches the required material for investigators (a) to identify the human error issues involved in an accident wherever they occurred (e.g., in the cockpit, ATC, management, maintenance, etc.), and (b) to know when and how to call on the required Human Factors experts for further analysis.

The course focuses on what the investigator needs to know about the individual human and the various factors which tend to make humans make mistakes including the ability to process information, deal with a physiologically challenging environment, and perform within a potentially sub-optimal workplace. Training and negative transfer, as well as procedures, will be presented as additional factors leading to human error.

This course provides the accident investigator with a solid foundation for the recognition of ‘Human Error’ issues and a process to discover them. It can be taken individually or as part of a series of courses in the SCSI Aircraft Accident Investigation Certificate Program.

Practical examples and case studies will enhance your theoretical knowledge.

Who should attend

·  Individuals who need to understand the human error issues in aviation accidents and how human error and human limitations can cause accidents.

·  Accident Investigators or those who participate in accident investigation.

For more information, please visit the course information page at www.scsi-inc.com.

Helicopter Accident Investigation

26 February-2 March 2018

Long Beach, California

Helicopter accidents provide many new challenges for the investigator principally because of the dynamic factors involved in helicopter performance. Knowledge and experience in fixed wing aircraft accident investigation does provide a basic reference since most systems found on helicopters are similar to those found on fixed wing aircraft.

There are however some very distinct differences. Most unique are the rotor systems and the aerodynamics of rotary wing flight. The course leads you through examples of the unique aspects of helicopter operations and helicopter aerodynamics as they relate to accidents.

This course is for individuals who will be involved in rotary wing accident investigations in any capacity and assumes that the attendee has either experience in accident investigation or has completed a course such as SCSI’s Aircraft Accident Investigation (AAI) course.

For more information, please visit the course information page at www.scsi-inc.com.

Gas Turbine Accident Investigation

5-9 March 2018

Long Beach, California

Investigating the engine aspects of aviation accidents is a complex, difficult challenge. This is especially true when the new high technology gas turbine engines now in use in commercial aviation are involved. This course is aimed at gas turbine engines installed in aircraft as part of the propulsion system. The course offers an in-depth understanding of all the leading causes of engine related incidents and accidents as well as an up-to-date understanding of the interaction between these causes, the aircraft and the flight crew.

For more information, please visit the course information page at www.scsi-inc.com.

Aircraft Maintenance Investigation

12-16 March 2018

Long Beach, California

This course’s primary elements include maintenance principles, investigative techniques and development of corrective actions. These elements are reinforced with actual incident and accident examples and case studies.

The principles and techniques discussed in this course are applicable to all branches of aviation, including commercial operations, the military, and general aviation. While this course is primarily concerned with larger commercial operators, almost all of the principles, lessons and examples are directly transferable across the spectrum of aircraft operations.

For more information, please visit the course information page at www.scsi-inc.com.

Investigation Management

19-23 March 2018

Long Beach, California

This course is a unique, practitioner-oriented course in the field of aircraft accident investigation and prevention designed for a wide range of government and industry aviation safety investigators and managers. It is designed specially for those who will be investigators in charge (IIC) or who will have to manage or participate in accident investigations in a variety of settings and situations ranging from small local accidents to large international settings. The principles covered in the course are applicable to civil and military investigation management.

The course addresses the subject from both the government and the industry perspective giving a unique breadth and depth to the coverage. As part of the course, time is made available to discuss the particular investigation management problems and current issues faced by each attendee.

For more information, please visit the course information page at www.scsi-inc.com.

Fire and Explosion Investigation

31 July-4 August 2017

Long Beach, California

Fire can either be a cause of an aircraft accident or incident or result from it. Fires occur in engines, engine bays, cabins, cargo holds, wheel wells and fuel tanks. Despite the fact that in-flight fire events are relatively rare, post-impact fires are not. Even when there is no evidence of an in-flight fire or reason to suspect one, the post impact fire can destroy a lot of evidence related to aircraft systems and structure. For this reason, some knowledge of how materials behave in the presence of fire is useful to the aircraft accident investigator. In addition, one of the areas an investigator must evaluate is the Fire Response and Survivability aspects of the accident. This requires familiarity with aircraft fire response procedures and capability. This course will provide this knowledge.

Who Should Attend

This course is for anyone involved in aircraft accident or incident investigation who desires a more comprehensive understanding of fire dynamics and fire investigation.

How You Will Benefit

·  This course provides a basic knowledge of fire chemistry and fire investigation processes, tools and techniques.

·  You will be introduced to typical types of fire evidence and how to recognize them.

·  You will learn the typical patterns and behaviors of fire in the aviation environment.

·  You will be introduced to the process of recognizing and investigating explosions.

·  You will become familiar with typical airport fire response and suppression capabilities and where to find more information.

·  You will learn how and where to request technical fire investigation assistance.

·  You will use case studies and practical exercises to reinforce and illustrate the subjects covered in the course.

·  This course is an elective course for the SCSI Certificate in Aircraft Accident Investigation.

For more information, please visit the course information page at www.scsi-inc.com.

Cabin Accident Investigation

16-20 April 2018

Long Beach, California

This course focuses on the aircraft cabin environment and related investigation requirements. Attendees will be presented with information to satisfy the requirements for participation in a major investigation assigned to Cabin Safety and Survivability groups.

In addition attendees will become familiar with the design requirements for major transport aircraft with particular focus on survivability considerations.

Finally, each attendee will learn the unique requirements for interviewing survivors and completely documenting the cabin for deficiencies, injuries sustained during the aircraft accident, escape from the aircraft, and survivability in the post-crash environment. This course will include a practical team experience in reviewing accident data, documenting the cabin interior and analyzing contributing factors for survivability.

While the CAI course can be taken without previous investigation experience, it is recommended that a basic aircraft accident investigation course or experience precede this course so that the attendee will be familiar with fundamental investigation techniques, impact assessment dynamics and systems investigation.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for:

·  The Aircraft Accident Investigator to increase appreciation for the Aircraft Cabin design and survivability aspects, and

·  The Cabin Safety Specialist who requires dedicated training in order to be a “Party Participant”

More generally, this course is designed for anyone who is interested in, who participates in, or plans to participate in aircraft cabin accident investigations, who need to better understand the requirements, techniques, and tasks involved in cabin accident investigation.

For more information, please visit the course information page at www.scsi-inc.com.

Electronic Systems Investigation

14-18 August 2017

Long Beach, California

This course provides participants with an overview of avionics and electrical systems, and an introduction to the new advanced avionics systems being introduced on modern aircraft. The course will also cover traditional and new sources of data that are becoming standard in industry and could be important in the critical examination phase of the accident investigation. Participants will have an opportunity to learn electronic systems investigative techniques through group discussions, practical exercises and case studies of actual incidents and accidents. These techniques will include a basic understanding of data recovery techniques and micro circuit root cause analysis.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for experienced accident investigators, pilots, maintenance technicians and engineers who have a role in accident awareness and supporting investigations.

How you will benefit

  • This course presents information about new avionics technologies and points out to the investigator some of the new investigative techniques available in determining cause of accidents.
  • Course participants will learn about avionics subsystem examination and digital system examination.
  • Participants will be able to discuss their specific avionics and electronics system investigation problems and issues with an instructor who is experienced and an expert in the field of advanced avionics.

For more information, please visit the course information page at www.scsi-inc.com.

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