Cognitive Engineering and Safety Organization in Air Traffic Management

1st Edition

Tom Kontogiannis, Stathis Malakis

CRC Press
Published October 19, 2017
Reference - 460 Pages
ISBN 9781138049727 - CAT# K33082

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  • Presents a large number of actual examples and case studies in ATM to illustrate theories of human and organizational performance
  • Integrates several models of sense-making, decision making, and human reliability in terms of the unified T2EAM framework (Taskwork/teamwork for Effective and Adaptive Management) that has been validated in a series of simulated ATM scenarios
  • Shows how theoretical knowledge of human cognition and organizational theory can provide further insights
  • Enables instructors and safety analysts to assess performance of controllers in actual situations and simulated scenarios, as well as advise on refresher training programs
  • Provides an integrated view of system modeling techniques of complex aviation organizations


This book covers the Air Traffic Management (ATM) environment and the controller-crew interactions. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) regulations and organizational procedures are also presented in a succinct manner so that novel and experienced aviation practitioners appreciate how safety organization affects their cognitive performance. The book distills theoretical knowledge about human cognition and presents real examples and case studies to help readers understand how air traffic controllers make sense of difficult situations, make decisions under time pressure, detect and correct their errors, and adapt their performance to complex situations.


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