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Humans in Safety Critical Systems

"The aviation industry relies on perpetual technological innovation. Our mission is to to contribute to the industry in such a way that this remains the same in the future."

Prof. Dr. Michel Guillaume, Head of the Centre for Aviation

Field of expertise

This field of expertise is about people as actors in complex systems. This includes the scientific investigation of the interaction between people and technology against the background of automation and digitization.

Also of interest are digital applications that make it possible to promote human performance in training and on the job. Central to this are communication possibilities between people and technology.

Furthermore, this field of expertise deals with communication in safety-critical environments, for example radiotelephony communication between pilots and air traffic controllers. It thus comprises the three research groups Aeronautical Communication, Human Factors and Human Factors Engineering.


This field of expertise includes the following research groups:

Project examples

Various projects are carried out within the field of expertise of Humans in Safety Critical Systems. These are research and development projects as well as orders from external partners. Below you will find a selection of projects within this field of expertise. Detailed information on the projects can be found on the websites of the respective research groups.


Our experts are looking forward to joining forces with you for innovative industry projects or consultancies:


The field of expertise Humans in Safety Critical Systems runs a number of laboratories, which are used in teaching and are also available for external interested parties: