Jim Ireland

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Graduate Studies
College of Aviation

Office Hours

My Contact Info: (909) 917-2617 My "Office" Hours: Phone Monday-Friday 8 am-3 pm (PST). Other times by appointment. I will return any messages I receive ASAP.

Areas of Expertise

Human Factors - Human Error

Industrial/Occupational Safety

Aviation Safety

Quality Control

System Safety

Former Flight Instructor (CFI-10 years)

Aircraft Maintenance

  • M.A.S. - Master of Aeronautical Science in Aviation Aerospace Safety Systems, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • M.B.A. - Master of Business Administration in Business Administration in Aviation, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • B.S. - Bachelor of Science in Professional Aeronautics: Aviation Safety, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • A.S. - Associate of Science in Aircraft Maintenance, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

  • Commercial Pilot - Federal Aviation Administration
  • Mechanic - Federal Aviation Administration
  • Flight Instructor - Federal Aviation Administration

SFTY 440, SFTY 409, ASCI 634, SFTY 320, ASCI 612, ASCI 611, SFTY 311, ASCI 254, SFTY 350, SFTY 330, ASCI 608

Two articles for Northrop Grumman Corporation Newsletter:

Flying High Education

Out to Sea on the U.S.S Constellation

Bio: I have been in the Aerospace/Aviation field for over forty-seven years, and I have been lucky enough to have been involved with the latest technologies in the industry. I started my career as an Aviation Mechanic with Fairchild Republic on Long Island NY and in 1987 moved out to California to take a position with Northrop Grumman. At Northrop I have held positions as a Mechanic, Inspector, Lead Quality Engineer, and Safety/Maintenance Instructor. I have also worked as an Instructor/Charter pilot for Nassau Flyers in Farmingdale N.Y. In my past position I worked as a Lead Quality Engineer/Manager setting up Quality programs and assisting System Safety Engineers in various forms of risk management and accident prevention. I have also helped to set up Safety programs for a large cargo airline. I have been teaching for ERAU for close to twenty years. I specialize in Safety and Human Factors and have taught both Undergraduate and Graduate courses. I have a strong interest in the history of Aviation and have held various memberships in historical organizations.