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1986 …2020

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Biography

Mike Bromfield is a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Ergonomist/Human Factors Specialist within the Institute for Future Transport and Cities Research (IFTC) and a Senior Lecturer in Aerospace in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Automotive Engineering within the Engineering and Computing Faculty. Mike currently divides his time between research, consultancy activities and teaching (aviation safety, flight dynamics, flight test and flight simulation at undergraduate and postgraduate levels). Mike is a trained flight test engineer. He is a Fellow of The Royal Aeronautical Society, Member of the Institute of Ergonomists and Human Factors, Member of The Society of Flight Test Engineers and American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics. In 2014, Mike was (jointly) awarded the Royal Aeronautical Society’s Bronze Medal for a ‘Best Written Journal Paper’ and in the same year he was awarded the ‘Pete Clark Award’ by the UK Light Aircraft Association for his contribution to aviation safety. Mike is a private pilot and holds UK and Australian PPL (A) licences.

Mike is Research Degree Lead within IFTC and his current research activities include the investigation of Loss of Control In Flight (LOC-I) encompassing prevention, recognition and recovery strategies. In his work, he makes extensive use of flight dynamics, flight testing and flight simulation/modelling.

Mike is Urban Air Mobility Lead and involved in future aerospace vehicle design, namely Electric Vertical Take-off & Landing (eVTOL) vehicles.

Prior to joining Coventry University, Mike was awarded a Thomas Gerald Gray Charitable Trust PhD Scholarship in aviation safety at Brunel University.  He also became a part-time lecturer in Aerospace. He was active in LOC-I research with particular interests in pilot workload and performance related to aircraft flying qualities. Mike was involved in industry-driven collaborative research into stall/spin accidents. His teaching commitments included contributions to BEng. and MEng./MSc. programmes including aviation safety, flight testing and flight simulation.

Prior to joining Brunel University, Mike was principal of a flight simulation and training company in Australia. He has also held systems and technology roles working with Westland Helicopters, BAe Systems and senior management roles with Unilever Engineering, Tyco International and Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting).

Area of Expertise:

  • Loss of Control In Flight (LOC-I)
  • Aircraft Flying Qualities
  • Flight Test Principles and Practice
  • Flight Data Monitoring/Flight Operations Quality Assurance
  • Urban Air Mobility
  • eVTOL Design

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Research Interests

Flight safety; Air Accident Investigation; Loss of Control In Flight (LOC-I), Urban Air Mobility, eVTOL

Education/Academic qualification

Doctorate, Brunel University

External positions

Committee Member, UK Vertical Lift Network

1 Nov 2019 → …

Technical Committee Member (Modelling & Simulation), American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics

3 Mar 2019 → …

Working Group Member, Transformative Vertical Flight, NASA

1 Dec 2018 → …

Committee Member, Corporate Aviation Safety Executive

1 Jul 2018 → …

Working Group Member, EASA European Operators Flight Data Monitoring Workgroup

1 Apr 2016 → …

Committee Member, UK Flight Safety Committee (UKFSC)

1 Apr 2014 → …

Council Member, General Aviation Safety Council (GASCo)

1 Apr 2013 → …

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Projects

Research Output

Can we talk? – the impact of conversational interfaces on human autonomy teaming perception, performance and situation awareness

Bogg, A., Parkes, A. & Bromfield, M., 22 Jan 2020, Intelligent Human Systems Integration - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Intelligent Human Systems Integration IHSI 2020: Integrating People and Intelligent Systems. Ahram, T., Karwowski, W., Vergnano, A., Leali, F. & Taiar, R. (eds.). Springer, p. 938-944 7 p. (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; vol. 1131 AISC).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Loss of Control in Flight: comparing qualitative pilot opinion with quantitative flight data

    Macedo, J., Bidnotto, J. & Bromfield, M., 15 Jun 2020.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

    File
  • Evaluation of Low-Cost Solutions to Support Flight Operations Quality Assurance

    Bromfield, M., Walton, T. & Wright, D., 19 Sep 2019, In : Journal of Air Transportation. 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    27 Downloads (Pure)

    Loss of Control In Flight (LOC-I) – Time to Re-define?

    Bromfield, M. & Landry, S., 15 Jun 2019, Proceedings of the AIAA 2019 Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference. American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics, 3612

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

    Open Access
    File
  • 52 Downloads (Pure)

    Passive Sidesticks and Hard Landings – Is there a Link?

    Wolfert, F., Bromfield, M., Stedmon, A. & Scott, S., 17 Jun 2019, Proceedings of AIAA 2019 Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference, Dallas, Texas, USA, 17-21 June 2019. American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics, 3611

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

    Open Access
    File
  • 50 Downloads (Pure)

    Activities

    • 6 Invited talk
    • 4 Participation in conference
    • 4 Editorial activity
    • 4 Publication peer-review

    Journal of Air Transportation (Journal)

    Mike Bromfield (Associate Editor), Thomas Walton (Co-editor), David Wright (Co-editor)
    1 Jul 2019

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

    Loss of Control In Flight Research

    Mike Bromfield (Speaker)
    11 Feb 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Invited Talk: ' Flying Cars - will they ever take-off?'

    Mike Bromfield (Speaker)
    11 Apr 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Journal of Air Transportation (Journal)

    Mike Bromfield (Associate Editor), Thomas Walton (Co-editor), David Wright (Co-editor)
    16 Jul 2019

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

    Aerospace (Journal)

    Mike Bromfield (Associate Editor)
    19 May 2019 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

    Prizes

    Peter Clarke Award

    Mike Bromfield (Recipient), 1 Nov 2014

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    File
  • Royal Aeronautical Society Bronze Award

    Mike Bromfield (Recipient), 1 Sep 2014

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Press / Media

    Flying cars could bring sci-fi to our cities

    Mike Bromfield

    11/07/19

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Air taxis - why they are no longer pie in the sky

    Mike Bromfield

    15/11/18

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Electric VTOL - Safety by Design

    Mike Bromfield

    4/06/18

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Research