Date(s): Monday, March 22 | 8:00 am – 5:00 pm


Professional Education Course (PEC)
Career Development, Maintenance, Operations, Pilot, Safety, Student, UAS
Instructors: Gordon Dupont / Renée Dupont-Adam, System Safety Services

Price by Jan. 29: $505 Member | $750 Nonmember
Price after Jan. 29: $645 Member | $945 Nonmember

This course is presented by Gordon Dupont, who originated the concept of the “Dirty Dozen,” and Renee Dupont-Adam. The Dirty Dozen, the 12 common causes of human-factor errors in aviation maintenance, are implicated in a majority of maintenance mistakes, according to the FAA. In this class, problem-based learning will be used so that each participant can learn how to put in place safety nets to avoid human-factor errors.

This course qualifies for 4 hours toward IA renewal credits.

Learning Objectives: By the conclusion of the course, participants will have learned:

  • The 12 most common causes of human-factor errors in maintenance
  • How to create safety nets to catch errors before they occur and mitigate the effect of the Dirty Dozen on operational safety

Instructor Bios:

Gordon Dupont has more than 55 years of experience in all aspects of aviation and has held an AME (aircraft maintenance engineer) license in Canada, Australia, and the United States. He is currently the CEO of System Safety Services, a company based in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, that helps clients reduce maintenance errors. The holder of an adult educator diploma, Gordon has been an aviation instructor and an aviation vocational training school principal. He spent seven years with the Transportation Safety Board of Canada investigating aircraft accidents and observing firsthand the tragic results of maintenance errors. That position led him to a job with Transport Canada as a special projects coordinator in which he developed and delivered human-factors training for maintenance personnel.

Renée Dupont-Adam is president of System Safety Services. She facilitates workshops worldwide in the interest of furthering safety awareness by helping companies develop safety nets to minimize the occurrence of maintenance mistakes.

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