1754 people were killed on British roads in 2012. In the corresponding period 306 people worldwide died as a result of accidents to commercial jet transport aircraft. Aviation has developed a remarkable safety record and human factors has been at the forefront. The safety principles developed in the aviation industry are now being adapted and adopted in a range of new application areas, which also seem to be showing similar safety benefits. However, the nature of all modern organisations, including airlines, has changed considerably in the last decade; safety management systems, within which aviation psychology makes a significant contribution, need to evolve to keep pace.
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
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- aircraft safety
- human factors
- human error
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- School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Automotive Engineering - Professor of Human Factors
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