2023-05-25 Hotel Alternatives Published

We have published a list of alternative hotels near the Symposium hotel.

2023-05-24 Programme Overview Published

We have published a detailed programme listing presentations and speakers. We have also updated event flyer.


What could be the best way to advance the Human Factor in military and civil aviation? The Human Factor is all about interaction. We therefore created an event, where people with wide backgrounds and interests can come together to learn, discuss and share experience.

Experts, stakeholders, and other interested persons with a background in aerospace medicine, flight simulation and training are invited to participate. Whether your interest is operational flight, aerospace medicine, special operations, SAR, UPT or if you are a flight physician, instructor, aircrew, ATO, airline, aviation authority or aircraft manufacturer: The Human Factors Symposium is the chance for every person involved with aviation to get up to date with important Human Factor developments and beyond.

We designed the event to promote interaction between participants. Presentations are blended with plenty of networking opportunities. The new format and the beautiful city of Salzburg create the ideal environment for advancing Human Factor topics. Socialize, discuss problems and solutions with fellow specialists and use the symposium to create a lasting network for implementing great and sustainable ideas.

We are looking forward to welcome you!


Monday, 26 June 2023: Arrival and Icebreaker

  • 12:00—18:00 Registration*
    Foyer, Imlauer Hotel Pitter Salzburg
  • 19:30—24:00 Icebreaker
    Pitterkeller, Imlauer Hotel Pitter Salzburg
* Registration is possible throughout the event for attendees arriving later.

Tuesday, 27 June 2023: Thinktank Training

Morning Programme

  • 08:45—09:00 Introduction and Welcome
    Franz Pflug, Managing Director AMST
  • 09:00—10:00 Human Factors. Past, Present and Future
    Prof. Michael Bagshaw, Visiting Professor of Aviation Medicine at King’s College London, Consultant in Occupational and Aviation Medicine
  • 10:00—10:30 Human Factors and Pilots: Evolution or Paradigm Shift?
    Georges Rebender, Expert in Flight Standards and Artificial Intelligence EASA (ret.)
  • 10:30—11:00 Coffee Break
  • 11:00—11:30 Human Factors as Training Recommended by the Authority
    Speaker to be confirmed
  • 11:30—12:00 The Challenges of Measuring Human Factors during Hypoxic Training – New Ways and Perspectives
    Cynthia Schinkel, Aviation Psychologist, German Air Force Aviation Physiology Training Center, Königsbrück
  • 12:00—12:30 Automatic Performance Analysis – Benefits and Measures for Flight Training Optimisation
    Dr. Rebecca Fill Giordano, Organizational Psychologist hr+ loving development
  • 12:30—14:00 Lunch Break

Afternoon Programme

  • 14:00—14:30 Fatigue Risk Management – Psycho-Physiological Fitness and Operational Performance
    Gergely Nagy, Deputy Chief Executive Officer PharmaFlight
  • 14:30—15:00 Neurophysiological-Based Indicators for Users’ Mental States, Training, Teamwork Assessment and Enhanced Human-Machine Interactions
    Dr. Gianluca Borghini, Assistant Professor Sapienza University of Rome
  • 15:00—15:30 Coffee Break
  • 15:30—16:00 Human Factors, a Test Pilot’s Perspective
    Lt. Col. Claus Cordes, Experimental Test Pilot and Human Factors Representative, German Military Flight Test Center, Manching
  • 16:00—16:30 Making Reality Match Perception – A Building Block Approach
    Sqn. Ldr. (ret.) Douglas Vine, Human Factors Training Consultant
  • 16:30—17:00 Wrap up Session and Discussion
    Moderated by Heinrich Grossbongardt, Aviation Industry Consultant Expairtise Communications

Wednesday, 28 June 2023: Aviation Vision 2030

The morning programme is split into streams for aeromedical and commercial aviation.

Morning Programme · Aeromedical Stream

  • 09:00—09:30 Preservation and Change in Military Aviation Physiology
    Col. Dr. Helmut Fleischer, Head of German Air Force Aviation Physiology Training Center, Königsbrück
  • 09:30—10:00 Situation(al) Awareness: Cornerstone in Flight Safety and Mission Performance
    Brig. Gen. (ret.) Dr. Erich Rödig, MD, MC, CFS
  • 10:00—10:30 Importance of Ejection Seat Training
    Franz Pflug, Managing Director AMST
  • 10:30—11:00 Coffee Break
  • 11:00—11:30 UPRT as Crucial Part in Pilot Training
    Cristian Durante, Pilot Instructor & Examiner Leonardo Helicopters
  • 11:30—12:00 The Use of Simulation vs. Inflight in the Austrian Air Force using the Example of the Implementation of the Helicopter AW169
    Lt. Col. Herbert Trommet, Chief Training Officer, Pilot & Air Defence School Langenlebarn, Austria
  • 12:00—12:30 Current Simulation Training in Military Aviation. Close to Reality?
    Speaker to be confirmed
  • 12:30—14:00 Lunch Break

Morning Programme · Commercial Aviation Stream

  • 09:00—09:30 Improving Pilots’ Competency Level: Creative Training Approaches and Practices
    Assoc. Prof. Capt. Mehmet Onur Balkan, SunExpress
  • 09:30—10:00 Future Training – An Airline Perspective
    Speaker to be confirmed
  • 10:00—10:30 Biopsychological Model of Stress in Aircrew – Their ‘Right’ to Appropriate Training
    Capt. Naushad Anjum, Air Arabia
  • 10:30—11:00 Coffee Break
  • 11:00—11:30 UPRT in Future Training
    Christof Kemény, TRI/TRE A320/A340/E190, HUD and UPRT Specialist
  • 11:30—12:00 Sustainability in Aviation Training
    Cristopher Magdangal, General Manager Alpha Aviation Group Philippines
  • 12:00—12:30 Motion Cues Boosting Training Fidelity and Effectiveness
    Clemens Moser, Senior R&D Engineer AMST
  • 12:30—14:00 Lunch Break

Afternoon Programme

  • 14:00—14:30 Multiship Simulation in Training
    Speaker to be confirmed
  • 14:30—15:00 Advanced VR-Based Training
    Speaker to be confirmed
  • 15:00—15:30 Coffee Break
  • 15:30—16:00 Future Requirements for Gaming, Modelling and Augmented Reality
    Hannes Walter, VP Product Marketing
  • 16:00—16:30 Data Driven Decision Making
    Martin Sporrer, Head of Digital Solutions AMST
  • 16:30—17:30 Wrap up Session and Discussion
    Moderated by Andrew Drwiega, Senior Defence and Aerospace Journalist;
    and Heinrich Grossbongardt, Aviation Industry Consultant Expairtise Communications

Evening Programme:

  • 19:30—24:00 Take-Off Dinner
    LOFT Salzburg, Müllner Hauptstrasse 1,

Thursday, 29 June 2023: Technical Tour

You can choose one of these Technical Tours:

Programme subject to change.

Event Flyer

There is a flyer for the event for you to download.


If you are interested in speaking during the symposium, please get in touch with the Organising Committee.


The Human Factors Symposium takes place at the:

Imlauer Hotel Pitter Salzburg
Rainerstraße 6
5020 Salzburg · Austria

+43 662 88 97 80

Hotel Alternatives

Hotel Imlauer & Bräu Salzburg
Rainerstraße 1214
5020 Salzburg

+43 662 88 99 20

Motel One Salzburg-Mirabell
Elisabethkai 58-60
5020 Salzburg

+43 662 885200

arte Hotel Salzburg
Rainerstraße 28
5020 Salzburg

+43 662 877500

Cocoon Hotel Salzburg Zentrum
Rainerstraße 29
5020 Salzburg



  • Rate for attendees: 550 EUR (excl. VAT)
  • Rate for spouses: 250 EUR (excl. VAT), includes sightseeing tour

Registration Form

Fill in this form to register. We will confirm your registration via e-mail within 3 business days.

If you would like to pay by bank transfer, we will send you the account details with the confirmation of your registration.
You can pay by credit card at the beginning of the Symposium at the registration desk.
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Organising Committee
Phone: +43 7722 892 0