Crew Resource Management Critical Essays
Simulation in Aviation Training
Decision Making in Aviation
Human Error in Aviation
By Eduardo Salas, Eleana Edens, Katherine A. Wilson
May 28, 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,...
By Florian Jentsch, Michael Curtis
March 28, 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 ...
By Don Harris, Wen-Chin Li
February 28, 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 ...
By Eduardo Salas, Aaron S. Dietz
September 28, 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 ...
By 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 ...