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Human Factors in Aviation

This foundational course delves into the realm of Human Factors, focusing on the intricate understanding of human behavior and performance. Its application within the aviation industry, encompassing airlines and airports, is pivotal in fine-tuning the synergy between individuals and the complex systems within which they operate. By harnessing Human Factors knowledge, safety and performance are heightened in aviation operations. The comprehensive insights acquired in this course are invaluable for both enhancing safety within airlines and airports and for conducting rigorous safety investigations.

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human Factors in Aviation

Captain Kannan Perumal is a pilot with Singapore Airlines Limited (SIA) for the past 28 years. He joined SIA as an ab-initio cadet pilot. He has flown the Learjet 31, B777 variants and B747-400. Currently he is on the B787-10 fleet. Capt Kannan has a double degree in Aeronautical Engineering (UTM) and Aviation Management (Massey New Zealand). He also has a masters degree in Aeronautics (Flight Dynamics) also form UTM. Currently he is pursuing his MSc Human Factors and Systems Safety at Lund University, Sweden. He was appointed as an Adjunct Professor both at the UTM Business School (Aviation Management) and Engineering Faculty and currently an adjunct at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University (Asia Campus). Captain Kannan is a senior member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), Singapore Institute of Aerospace Engineers (SIAE), Technological Association of Malaysia (TAM – Aviation) and was an ex committee member for the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Malaysia (HFEM – Chief Editor for the Journal HFEJ). He is a passionate aviator and always guide and inspire youngsters who are interested in aviation industry. He interest in Human Factors and Safety led him to sharing knowledge to safety improvements in the industry.

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