Ultimately risk and safety in transport operations is about people, organisations, and their interactions not only with technology and infrastructure, but also with each other. However, assessing how humans perform in safety critical situations poses considerable challenges. For example, how can we reliably measure such concepts as workload, fatigue and safety culture for operators such as pilots and bus drivers? And even if we could, what is an acceptable safe level of workload and fatigue for such operators? And what about the vulnerable users of transport systems, how best can help them navigate their daily challenges?
Aviation, through providing connectivity between nations, creation of jobs and facilitating trade and tourism, is a key driver of economic and social development, and as such plays a key role in supporting the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. While aviation is recognized as a forward-looking and innovative industry, it is yet to unleash its full potentials through a more gender-balanced workforce at all levels, especially in technical, decision-making and senior roles.
The ESA Young Graduate Trainee (YGT) call for applications closes 28 February 2023. Don’t hesitate to apply and kick-start your career in space today! If you are a student in your final year of a Master’s degree or you have just graduated in engineering, science, IT or business services, this could be your call.
We are very proud to reveal our all-female cast of speakers for the ERA Regional Airline Conference #rac22 in Nice this March, where we will focus on three key elements of sustainable connectivity: environmental connectivity, economic connectivity and social connectivity.