• 21 Citations
  • 3 h-Index

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Personal profile


Tassos has over ten years of experience in Human Factors and Accident & Incident Investigations. He was a fighter pilot in Hellenic Air Force (HAF) for 27 years with flight experience in F-16BLK52+ and F-4E Phantoms (2500 flight hours in fighter). He is an experient accident and incident investigator, and he had assigned in all levels of investigation boards when he was on duty in HAF. He is a member of ISASI, EAAP and European Chapter of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. 


Professional Courses & Roles:

  • Lt. Col. HAF Pilot (ret.)
  • Full Combat Fighter Pilot
  • Safety Manager
  • Safety Investigator/Auditor
  • Accident & Incident Investigator
  • Human Factors Specialist
  • Human Performance Military Aviation (HPMA) Instructor
  • Operational Risk Management (ORM) Instructor
  • CRM, TRM, MRM Instructor
  • Accident & Incident Investigation methods and tools instructor
  • CPL & ultra-light aeroplane pilot license

Areas of Expertise:

  • Human Factors in Aviation
  • Accident & Incident Investigations
  • Risk Management
  • Aviation Psychology
  • Safety Management Systems
  •  HF in Engineering

Contact: tassos.plioutsias@coventry.ac.uk / +447926896569

Research Interests

Human Factors, Human System Integration, Accident & Incident Investigations, Risk Management, Project Management, Safety Management Systems.



Vision Statement

My research is embedding in ergonomics & Human Factors into development and operations, enriching the science by embracing outward-facing collaborations.

Education/Academic qualification

Project Management and Procedures, MSc, University of Thessaly


Ph.D., Doctorate, National Technical University of Athens


Business Administration & Management, University of Applied Sciences of Thessaly


Aeronautics. Pilot, Hellenic Air Force Academy



  • AI Indexes (General)
  • Human Factros
  • Accident Investigation
  • Risk Management
  • Aircraft Design
  • Aerodynamics
  • Airports
  • risk assessment
  • U Military Science (General)
  • Aviation
  • TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
  • Aviation
  • Safety
  • Human Factors
  • Investigations
  • Risk Management

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Research Output

  • 21 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
  • 3 Article
  • 2 Conference proceeding
  • 2 Conference article

Envisioning Mixed Realities on the Flight Deck

Blundell, J., Huddlestone, J., Collins, C., Scott, S., Sears, R. & Plioutsias, A., 16 Mar 2020, (Accepted/In press) 11th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics. Springer

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

  • “Old” and “new” safety thinking: Perspectives of aviation safety investigators

    Karanikas, N., Chionis, D. & Plioutsias, A., 1 May 2020, In : Safety Science. 125, 104632.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Decreasing the Distance Between International Standards from Different Domains: The Case of Project Management and Aviation Safety Investigations

    Plioutsias, T., Karanikas, N. & Tselios, D., 1 May 2018, AUP Advances. 1 ed. Amsterdam University Press, Vol. 1. p. 7-39 33 p.

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

    Open Access
  • 5 Downloads (Pure)

    Hazard Analysis and Safety Requirements for Small Drone Operations: To What Extent Do Popular Drones Embed Safety?

    Plioutsias, A., Karanikas, N. & Chatzimihailidou, M. M., Mar 2018, In : Risk Analysis. 38, 3, p. 562-584 23 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 8 Citations (Scopus)

    Application of STPA on Small Drone Operations: A Benchmarking Approach

    Chatzimichailidou, M. M., Karanikas, N. & Plioutsias, A., 2017, In : Procedia Engineering. 179, p. 13-22 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalConference article

    Open Access
  • 6 Citations (Scopus)
    4 Downloads (Pure)


    Human Factors in Investigations

    Tassos Plioutsias (Speaker)
    6 Dec 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    Human Factors in Investigations

    Tassos Plioutsias (Speaker)
    6 Dec 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    ICSC-ISATECH 2019 (Event)

    Tassos Plioutsias (Associate Editor)
    1 Sep 201929 Feb 2020

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


    Tassos Plioutsias (Organiser)
    9 Oct 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    7th European STAMP Workshop (Event)

    Tassos Plioutsias (Member)
    1 Jul 201920 Sep 2019

    Activity: MembershipMembership of committee