Areas of expertise

Background

Hamad has had a career within various sectors of aviation industry. He graduated as an Aeronautical Engineer (BSc.) 1985-1991, and then received an MSc in Rocket Engines Internal Ballistics in 2000. He worked as a licensed helicopter maintenance engineer in Bell 212/205, Puma 330-all versions, and Mi-24D/V during the period 1991 to 1997, and then worked as a university lecturer in aeronautics, aviation management, and mechanical engineering 1997 to 2003.

Hamad then worked as an aviation quality inspector for the period 2003 to 2005, after which he got his PhD in aviation safety, ‘Human factors effects in aviation maintenance’ at Cranfield University in 2010.

Professionally, Hamad is a certified aircraft accident investigator, an auditor of ISO-10015 for quality in vocational training and higher education, and a member of the Royal Aeronautical Society.

Through his previous career he participated in, and headed, many committees for aircraft maintenance and overhauls management, as well as university engineering syllabus designing and teaching. Hamad was awarded the 2007 Centennial Award of the Royal Aeronautical Society.

Current activities

Hamad recently conducted research that resulted in the development of an Aviation Safety Monitoring Process which works to proactively prevent aviation accidents and incidents that could be induced by maintenance and other human factors issues. This work is now being prepared for commercialisation for aviation and other high risk industries. He recently finalised a research project, (EASA funded), on helicopter main gearbox oil loss optimisation (HELMGOP). Currently he is part of a research project looking into critical flight data transmission triggering for the aerospace industry. His teaching and research interests include:

  • Safety and accident investigation.
  • Human factors and human reliability.
  • Aerospace engineering.
  • Rotorcraft maintenance.
  • Aviation maintenance.
  • Industrial Safety (organisational safety culture).
  • Fuzzy logic applications.

Clients

Current clients list includes:

  • European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)
  • Airbus
  • Energy Sector - UK 
  • EasyJet - UK

Publications

Articles In Journals

Conference Papers