Ashgate Studies in Human Factors for Flight Operations is a series dedicated to publishing high-quality monographs and edited volumes which contribute to the objective of improving the safe and efficient operation of aircraft. The series will achieve this by disseminating new theoretical and empirical research from specialists in all relevant fields of aviation human factors. Its foundation will be in applied psychology, presenting new developments and applications in such established fields as CRM, SA and decision-making. It will also encompass many other crucial areas such as fatigue and stress, the social environment, SMS, design, technology, communication and training. Submitted work relevant to the objective of the series will be considered for publication by the board of editors. The series is intended for an international readership and so books with a broad geographical appeal are especially encouraged.
Advances in Aviation Psychology Volume 1
e-Learning in Aviation
Misunderstandings in ATC Communication Language, Cognition, and Experimental Methodology
The Dragon in the Cockpit How Western Aviation Concepts Conflict with Chinese Value Systems
By Alan J. Stolzer, Carl Halford, John J. Goglia
February 28, 2019
The International Civil Aviation Organization has mandated that all of its member states implement Safety Management Systems (SMS) in their aviation industries. Responding to that call, many countries are now in various stages of SMS development, implementation, and rulemaking. In their first ...
By Michael A. Vidulich, Pamela S. Tsang, John Flach
October 27, 2017
Aviation remains one of the most active and challenging domains for human factors and applied psychology. Since 1981, the biennial International Symposium on Aviation Psychology (ISAP) has been convened for the purposes of (a) presenting the latest research on human performance problems and ...
By R. Key Dismukes, Benjamin A. Berman, Loukia Loukopoulos
January 28, 2007
Why would highly skilled, well-trained pilots make errors that lead to accidents when they had safely completed many thousands of previous flights? The majority of all aviation accidents are attributed primarily to human error, but this is often misinterpreted as evidence of lack of skill, ...
By Suzanne Kearns
November 28, 2010
Whereas traditional classroom instruction requires pilots to be pulled 'off the line', a training facility to be maintained and instructors to be compensated, e-learning is extremely cost-effective and therefore an attractive alternative. However, e-learning only saves money if the training is ...
By Immanuel Barshi, Candace Farris
May 23, 2013
Effective radio communication between ATC and pilots has long been recognized as an important element of aviation safety. In recognition of the role miscommunications play in aviation incidents and accidents, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) recently introduced language ...
By Randy Gibb, Rob Gray, Lauren Scharff
April 28, 2010
Vision is the dominant sense used by pilots and visual misperception has been identified as the primary contributing factor in numerous aviation mishaps, resulting in hundreds of fatalities and major resource loss. Despite physiological limitations for sensing and perceiving their aviation ...
By Hung Sying Jing, Allen Batteau
February 13, 2015
The purpose of The Dragon in the Cockpit is to enhance the mutual understanding between Western aviation human-factors practitioners and the Chinese aviation community by describing some of the fundamental Chinese cultural characteristics pertinent to the field of flight safety. China’s demand ...
By Loukia D. Loukopoulos, R. Key Dismukes, Immanuel Barshi
November 28, 2009
Despite growing concern with the effects of concurrent task demands on human performance, and research demonstrating that these demands are associated with vulnerability to error, so far there has been only limited research into the nature and range of concurrent task demands in real-world settings...