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1st Edition

Contemporary Issues in Human Factors and Aviation Safety

ISBN 9781138270169
Published September 6, 2016 by Routledge
342 Pages

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Book Description

Every issue of Ashgate's Human Factors and Aerospace Safety: An International Journal publishes an invited, critical review of a key area from a widely-respected researcher. To celebrate a successful first three years of the journal and to make these papers available to a wider audience, they have been collated here into a single volume. The book is divided into three sections, with articles addressing safety issues in flight deck design, aviation operations and training, and air traffic management. These articles describe the state of current research within a practical context and present a potential future research agenda. Contemporary Issues in Human Factors and Aviation Safety will appeal to both professionals and researchers in aviation and associated industries who are interested in learning more about current issues in flight safety.

Table of Contents

Contents: Design: Integrated safety system design and human factors considerations for jet transport aeroplanes, John D. Applegate and R. Curtis Graeber; Head-up displays and visual attention: integrating data and theory, Geoffrey W. Stuart, Ken I. McAnally and James W. Meehan; Reviewing the role of cockpit alerting systems, Amy R. Pritchett; Minimising pilot error by design: are test pilots doing a good enough job?, Gideon Singer; Passenger safety in future very large transport aircraft, Helen Muir, Lauren Thomas and Rebecca Wilson. Operations And Training: A review of the benefits of aviation human factors training, Graham D. Edkins; Development of the NOTECHS (non-technical skills) system for assessing pilots' CRM skills, Rhona Flin, Lynne Martin, Klaus-Martin Goeters, Hans-Jürgen Hörmann, René Amalberti, Claude Valot and Herman Nijhuis; Teamwork at 35,000 feet: enhancing safety through team training, C. Shawn Burke, Katherine A. Wilson and Eduardo Salas; Why we need new accident models, Sidney W.A. Dekker; Drinking and flying: causes, effects and the development of effective countermeasures, Don Harris. Air Traffic Management: Control workload, airspace capacity and future systems, Peter Brooker; Developing human informed automation in air traffic management, Barry Kirwan; Spinning paper into glass: transforming flight progress strips, Francis T. Durso and Carol A. Manning; Index.

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Don Harris is Reader in Human Factors Engineering in the Human Factors Group at Cranfield University. Since completing his PhD in 1988 on the subject of Human Factors in road traffic accidents, his principal teaching and research interests have been in the design and evaluation of flight deck control and display systems. Helen C. Muir is Professor of Aerospace Psychology at Cranfield University, Head of the Department of Human Factors and Air Transport, and Director of the Cranfield Institute for Safety, Risk and Reliability. The research conducted by her team has led to the UK becoming recognized as world leaders in the field of safety and air accidents.


'All in all, the volume is a good introduction to a very broad area of topical research on human factors in aviation safety, as perceived by leaders in the field.' The Aerospace Professional, October 2005 ’As always, expertly edited, bound and presented, here is another in the welcome series of collected position papers and other selected manuscripts from the INternational Journal of Human Factors and Aerospace Safety, aimed at allowing a wider audience access to these critical extended essays.’ RoSPA January 2006 ’In all this is an interesting volume to anyone concerned with aircraft safety, and more generally to those concerned with aspects of human response in safety critical situations in other industries. The mixture of authors gives a variety of styles, making for easy reading. As well as practical articles, there are in depth studies of human factors from an accademic viewpoint , which are extensivly referenced, and will be a valuable resource fir anyone conducting research.’ Logistics and Transport Focus 'Regardless of their level of expertise, readers of Contemporary Issues in Human Factors and Aviation Safety will find this volume to be both highly interesting and informative; an excellent resource that can be used either as a stand-alone text or as a set of readings for use in conjunction with a basic text on aviation human factors.' Ergonomics Vol 50 No 6 June 2007