The author will compare human factors within the railway and aviation industries. The author's experience as a professional railway signalling engineer and a leisure aircraft pilot gives a unique insight into former and current practices in both environments and proposes that lessons can be learnt from both railway safety and aviation safety.
This paper is being presented at the Australasian Section 2019 AGM and Technical Meeting. For further information about the day, please contact Brisbane@irse.org.au
Michael T. McNamara PE is President, Gannett Fleming Transit & Rail Systems.