Advances in Human Aspects of Aviation

Edited by Steven J. Landry

© 2012 – CRC Press

658 pages | 199 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781439871164
pub: 2012-07-10
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About the Book

Since the very earliest years of aviation, it was clear that human factors were critical to the success and safety of the system. As aviation has matured, the system has become extremely complex. Bringing together the most recent human factors work in the aviation domain, Advances in Human Aspects of Aviation covers the design of aircrafts for the comfort and well being of the passenger.

The book discusses strategies and guidelines for maximizing comfort, the design of aircrafts including cockpit design, and the training and work schedules for flight attendants and pilots. It is becoming increasingly important to view problems not as isolated issues that can be extracted from the system environment, but as embedded issues that can only be understood as a part of an overall system. Inkeeping with a system that is vast in its scope and reach, the chapters in this book cover a wide range of topics, including:

  • Interface and operations issues from the perspectives of pilots and air traffic controllers, respectively.
  • Specific human performance issues, studied from within the context of the air transportation system
  • Issues related to automation and the delineation of function between automation and human within the current and future system
  • The U.S. air traffic modernization effort, called NextGen
  • Diverse modeling perspectives and methods
  • Safety and ethics as driving factors for change
  • Cognition and work overload
  • Empirical research and evaluation of the air transportation domain

As air traffic modernization efforts begin to vastly increase the capacity of the system, the issues facing engineers, scientists, and other practitioners of human factors are becoming more challenging and more critical. Reflecting road themes and trends in this field, the book documents the latest research in this area.

Table of Contents


Towards an improved pilot-vehicle interface for highly automated aircraft: Evaluation of the haptic flight control system, P. Schutte, K. Goodrich and R. Williams, USA

The study of optimum cognition on character images for in-vehicle navigation systems, M.-C. Lin, M.-S. Chen and C.-C. Lin, Taiwan, and C. Chang, USA

Designing an adaptive flight deck display for trajectory-based operations in NextGen, S. Bruni, A. Chang, A. Carlin, L. Swanson and S. Pratt, USA

Enhanced audio for NextGen flight decks, R. Koteskey, S.-C. Wu, V. Battiste, E. Wenzel, J. Lachter, D. Begault, J. Nguyen, M. Politowicz and W. Johnson, USA

Aviation display dynamics and flight domain in pilot perceptions of display clutter, J. Naylor, D. Kaber, S.-H. Kim, G.-H. Gil and C. Pankok, USA

Effectiveness of 3D cockpit displays of weather on pilot performance in NextGen airspace, G. Morales, T. Higham, V. Ho, K.-P. Vu, T. Strybel, V. Battiste, J. Lachter and W. Johnson, USA

A user-centered optimization method for helicopter flight instrument panels, C. Alppay and N. Bayazit, Turkey


Evaluation of the terminal area precision scheduling and spacing system for near-term NAS application, J. Thipphavong, L. Martin, H. Swenson, P. Lin and J. Nguyen, USA

Data-driven evaluation of a flight re-route air traffic management decision-support tool, L. Hall, N. Underhill, Y. Rodriguez and R. DeLaura, USA

Controller-managed spacing within mixed-equipage arrival operations involving flight-deck interval management, C. Cabrall, T. Callantine, M. Kupfer, L. Martin and J. Mercer, USA

A preliminary investigation of tower flight data manager safety benefits, A. Alexander and T. Reynolds, USA

Initial evaluation of a conflict detection tool in the terminal area, S. Verma, H. Tang, T. Kozon, D. Ballinger and A. Farrahi, USA

Air traffic control voice data analysis to validate NexGen procedures, J. Histon, Canada, E. Rantanen and C. Alm, USA

Comparison of procedures for dual and triple closely spaced parallel runways, S. Verma, S. Subramanian, T. Kozon and D. Ballinger, USA

Integrated management of airport surface and airspace constraints, P. Smith, A. Spencer, M. Evans, A. Fernandes and R. Beatty, USA


Assessing the impact of NextGen trajectory based operations on human performance, K. Berry and M. Sawyer, USA

Improving multi-tasking ability in a piloting task through action videogames, D. Chiappe, M. Conger, J. Liao, K. Vu and L. Caldwell, USA

Dimensionality effects on weather avoidance, V. Lim, The Netherlands, and W. Johnson, USA

Quantifying pilot visual attention in low visibility terminal operations, K. Ellis, R. Bailey, J. Arthur, K. Latorella, L. Kramer, K. Shelton, R. Norman and L. Prinzel, USA

Awareness of need for immediate communication predicts situation-awareness and performance in an ATC training course, Z. Roberts, H. Silva, T. Vo, R. Boles, N. Gomes, M. Iwan, L. Sturre, D. Chiappe and T. Strybel, USA

Examining pilot compliance to collision avoidance advisories, A. Pritchett, E. Fleming, J. Zoetrum, W. Cleveland, V. Popescu and D. Thakkar, USA

Nighttime offshore helicopter operations – identification of contextual factors relevant to pilot performance, F. A. C. Nascimento, A. Majumdar and W. Y. Ochieng, UK

Assessing air traffic control performance in loss of separation incidents: A global review, M.-D. Dupuy and A. Majumdar, UK


Towards a new methodology for designing dynamic distributed cooperative human-machine systems, F. Tango, Italy, R. Heers and M. Baumann, Germany, C. Ronfle-Nadaud, France, J.-P. Osterloh and A. Luedtke, Germany

DataComm in flight deck surface trajectory-based operations, D. Bakowski, D. Foyle, B. Hooey, G. Meyer and C. Wolter, USA

An initial investigation of the impact of operator-automation goal divergence in the tower, L. Strater, J. Holbrook, T. Beard, H. Cuevas and M. Endsley, USA

Varying levels of automation on UAS operator eesponses to traffic resolution advisories in civil airspace, C. Kenny and L. Fern, USA

Automation in ATM: Future directions, F. Nieto and R. Valdés, Spain


Innovative flight deck function allocation concepts for NextGen, E. Letsu-Dake, W. Rogers, M. Dorneich and R. DeMers, USA

Effectiveness of Training on near-term NextGen air traffic management performance, A. Kiken, T. Strybel, K.-P. Vu and V. Battiste, USA

Student impressions of different air traffic control training methods to introduce NextGen tools, M. Herron, S. Billinghurst, T. Higham, V. Ho, K. Monk, R. O'Connor, T. Strybel and K.-P. Vu, USA

StormGen: A proposed solution to weather simulation in NextGen research, J. Kraut, T. Quinonez, S.-C. Wu, R. Koteskey, W. Johnson and V. Battiste, USA

Human factors validation of NextGen technologies and procedures, E. Rantanen, USA

Working towards NextGen in traffic flow management, T. Yuditsky-Mittendorf and B. Brickman, USA

Expertise, cognition, and CRM issues in NextGen automation use, K. Mosier, U. Fischer and J. Orasanu, USA


Enhanced GOMS language (E-GOMSL) tool development for pilot behavior prediction and simulation, G.-H. Gil, D. Kaber an S.-H. Kim, USA

CRM model to estimate probability of potential collision for aircraft encounters in high density scenarios using stored data tracks, R. Arnaldo, F. Sáez, E. Garcia and Y. Portillo, Spain

Evaluation of the big-airspace operational concept through a fast-time human performance computation model, W. Wei, A. Jadhav, D. Ceric and K. Corker, USA

Extending validated human performance models to evaluate NextGen concepts, B. Gore, B. Hooey, E. Mahlstedt and D. Foyle, USA

Model individualized for real-time operator functional state assessment, G. Zhang, R. Xu, W. Wang, A. Pepe, F. Li, J. Li, F. McKenzie, T. Schnell, N. Anderson and D. Heitkamp, USA


The application of a human factors-based safety management model in aviation industry, Y.-L. Hsiao, Taiwan, and C. Drury, USA

I did something against all regulations: Critical decision making in critical incidents, K. Plant and N. Stanton, UK

Evaluating professional aircrew safety related behaviour in-flight, S. Burdekin, Australia

How well are human-related hazards captured by multi-agent dynamic risk modelling? S. Stroeve and H. Blom, The Netherlands

The safety and ethics of crew meals, I. Barshi and J. Feldman, USA

Naming of taxiways on a large airport to improve safety through simpler memorization, V. Mollwitz, T. Mühlhausen, H. Többen, J. Jakobi and M. Kreuz, Germany

The application of Line Operation Safety Assessment (LOSA) and flight data management technologies to general aviation flight training, R. Steckel and M. Patankar, USA

Action research and change management system in aviation, M. Leva and N. McDonald, Ireland, P. Ulfvengren, Sweden, and S. Corrigan, Ireland

Airline framework for predictive safety performance management, P. Ulfvengren, Sweden, M. Leva and N. McDonald, Ireland, and M. Ydalus, Sweden

Power relations and safety in commercial aviation: Professional identity and occupational clashes, M. Papanikou and U. Veersma, UK


Functional near infrared spectroscopy: Watching the brain in flight, A. Harrivel and T. Hearn, USA

An integrated experimental platform for the crew workload measurement, D. Dong and S. Fu, China

The relationship between pilots’ manual flying skills and their visual behavior: A flight simulator study using eye tracking, A. Haslbeck, E. Schubert, P. Gontar and K. Bengler, Germany

Air traffic controllers' control strategies in the terminal area under off-nominal conditions, L. Martin, J. Mercer, T. Callantine, M. Kupfer and C. Cabrall, USA


Assessing wake vortex hazards using pilot/vehicle analyses, R. Hess, USA

An experimental investigation on air quality inside WindJet aircraft, D. Catalisano, C. Giaconia, C. Grillo and F. Montano, Italy

Initial evaluation of video game technologies for future unmanned air vehicle interfaces, M. Gacy, G. Calhoun and M. Draper, USA

Human-in-the-loop simulations of surface trajectory-based operations, E. Stelzer, C. Morgan, K. McGarry and K. Shepley, USA

An investigation into the potential sources of interference in SA probe techniques, C. Morgan, D. Chiappe, J. Kraut, T. Strybel and K.-P. Vu, USA

Effect of force feedback on an aimed movement task, R. Rorie, H. Bertolotti, T. Strybel, K.-P. Vu, P. Marayong and J. Robles, USA

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TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety