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- How does cultural difference impinge upon human factors in aviation industry safety?
- How have deep-seated cultural human factors (particularly in east Asia) in the cockpit been successfully managed in the past 20 years?
Standard industry practices of cockpit management can invert or disrupt very deep cultural and political expectations of command and authority.
What evidence is there, in research, incident reports or other documented sources, that has identified political attitudes around race, gender or social class as human factors in the cockpit?
With more women in airline cockpits, have new human factors emerged (for example, a male pilot displeased to be questioned by a woman)?
In regions with troubled racial histories (southern Africa, the USA) have race relations and attitudes in the cockpit been responsible for incidents?
In cultures where social class or even caste is very significant, have these been implicated as human factors in the cockpit?