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Critical Essays on Human Factors in Aviation: Critical Essays on Human Factors in Aviation


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Decision Making in Aviation

Decision Making in Aviation

1st Edition

Don Harris, Wen-Chin Li
February 11, 2015

Decision making pervades every aspect of life: people make hundreds of decisions every day. The vast majority of these are trivial and without a right or wrong answer. In some respects there is also nothing extraordinary about pilot decision making. It is only the setting that is different - the...

Situational Awareness

Situational Awareness

1st Edition

Aaron S. Dietz, Eduardo Salas
September 23, 2011

Situational awareness has become an increasingly salient factor contributing to flight safety and operational performance, and the research has burgeoned to cope with the human performance challenges associated with the installation of advanced avionics systems in modern aircraft. The systematic...

Simulation in Aviation Training

Simulation in Aviation Training

1st Edition

Florian Jentsch, Michael Curtis
March 18, 2011

Simulations have been a fixture of aviation training for many years. Advances in simulator technology now enable modern flight simulation to mimic very closely the look and feel of real world flight operations. In spite of this, responsible researchers, trainers, and simulation developers should...

Crew Resource Management: Critical Essays

Crew Resource Management: Critical Essays

1st Edition

Eduardo Salas, Eleana Edens, Katherine A. Wilson
May 15, 2009

Crew Resource Management (CRM) training was first introduced in the late 1970s as a means to combating an increased number of accidents in which poor teamwork in the cockpit was a significant contributing factor. Since then, CRM training has expanded beyond the cockpit, for example, to cabin crews,...

Human Error in Aviation

Human Error in Aviation

1st Edition

R. Key Dismukes
March 20, 2009

Most aviation accidents are attributed to human error, pilot error especially. Human error also greatly effects productivity and profitability. In his overview of this collection of papers, the editor points out that these facts are often misinterpreted as evidence of deficiency on the part of...

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