Investigation Training

This training provides an introduction into aviation accident and / or airline incident investigation and is based on ICAO circular 298 AN/172 “Training Guidelines for Aircraft Accident Investigators”.

The scope of this course is to provide an overview of relevant areas that need to be considered in a major aircraft accident or airline internal investigation, and successful completion is intended to provide a background for an individual to contribute to a team effort in a major investigation, such as representing pilot unions or respective airlines. 

course content
Day 1Legal Framework
Rights & Obligations of the organisation
Progress of an internal investigation 
Day 2Interviewing Technique
Psychologic aspects
Process of an interview
Evaluation of Flight Data 
Day 3Human Factors
Human Factors Classification
Analysis of an incident
Investigation Report
Day 4Bloodborne Pathogen Training
Personal Protective Equipment
Practical Training throughout


  • Internal investigation as part of the safety management system
  • Your rights and obligations in the event of an external/official investigation
  • Tipps and tricks of an interview
  • Analysis and evaluation of incidents
  • Protection at the accident site

This training is ideally suited also as in-house training!

Airline Customer

„My experience during the week long training was excellent. Further, practical examples and hands-on training intensified the experience and will prove very valuable should any participant ever be part of an actual accident investigation.“

„Even though the days were long and intense, the course was never dull nor boring, the structure of the contents and the speakers kept all participants interested and engaged. In my opinion, this course should be made mandatory to, at least, all flight safety pilots and all flight safety related representatives throughout any aviation company.”

„The content of the course gave us a deep look at how to conduct an accident investigation. We had enough time to ask our questions and to get comprehensive answers from the experts. The course provided me with a complete look into accident investigation work. We learned the legal framework and obligations, how to interview a witness and how to deal with the emotional aspects of a crew. Very interesting as well was the broad range of practical training. Especially how to behave at an accident site and how to write an accident report was very important for me. In my opinion this course is very helpful for my future work as an accident investigator.“

„As a participant of the Investigation Course I would like to mention that the Investigation Course was one of the best seminars I have ever attended.“