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FAA Aviation MX Human Factors Quarterly

Dr. Joan Cahill, Captain Paul Cullen, Mr. Sohaib Anwer and Keith Gaynor discuss the impact of COVID-10 on the aviation sector in the latest FAA Aviation MX Human Factors Quarterly.


Worker wellness and mental health is hugely important in safety critical systems such as aviation. Aviation workers need to be fit for duty and aware of all risks that compromise their health and wellbeing. Work has the potential to negatively impact on mental health particularly in the form of stress.

The COVID-19 pandemic has put increased stress on aviation workers and the aviation industry. The industry has experienced a decrease in capacity. Many workers are working on reduced salary, furloughed, or have lost their jobs. This has had a detrimental impact on their sense of purpose and financial security. Those who are still working, are working in very different environments with additional stressors.

Read the full FAA Aviation Mx Human Factors Quarterly - December 2020