Flight Deck Human Factors

Authored by: Michelle Yeh , Thomas R. Chidester , Thomas E. Nesthus

Handbook of Human Factors in Air Transportation Systems

Print publication date:  November  2017
Online publication date:  November  2017

Print ISBN: 9781466572645
eBook ISBN: 9781315116549
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Human factors research into new and current flight deck technologies and operations enables a data-driven approach to identifying and resolving potential safety issues. Human factors is generally estimated to contribute to approximately 70% of commercial accidents and incidents (e.g., National Research Council, 1998; Shappell, 2006; U.S. Congress, 1988). Human factors is not just one thing but rather a combination of design, training, decision-making, flightcrew interaction, and automation, to name a few.

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