Human Factors in Multi-Crew Flight Operations / Edition 1

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Human Factors in Multi-Crew Flight Operations presents, from the viewpoint of a well-informed pilot, a broad approach to aviation human factors, and its relationship to the safety and efficiency of air transport operations. It deals with the application and effective implementation of modern human factors knowledge, and with the impact of new technology. It also provides much information hitherto unavailable in one volume, about the air transport industry, its heritage, and other salient data.. "This comprehensive book will interest all who are concerned with transport flight operations: especially pilots, flight attendants, other members of the operations team, engineers, scientists, managers, air traffic controllers, regulators, general aviation pilots, educators, researchers, and serious students.
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Written by two experienced commercial pilots and consultants in air transport safety and aviation human factors, this volume offers a broad approach to the human factors involved in air transport operations and their relationship to safety and efficiency. The first two chapters provide a background of the industry, which is followed by coverage of all aspects of air transport human factors: the basic physiology and psychology of aviation, its growth to a core technology, the team concept and Crew/Cockpit Resource Management (CRM), the role of human error, the changing role of the co-pilot, the challenging and evolving role of the flight attendant, and other issues. The final chapters discuss current aviation problems, transport aviation safety, the forecast future of the industry, and the industry's operational innovations. Abundant resources including forms, statistics, and primary documents are provided in the appendix. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780291398390
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 10/28/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 622
  • Sales rank: 1,156,431
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.33 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
1 Our Heritage in Air Transport 1
2 The Industry and its Safety Record 24
3 A Brief History of Human Factors and its Development in Aviation 45
4 The Physical Environment and the Physiology of Flight 58
5 Those Magnificent Flying Machines and Their Internal Environment 89
6 The Social Environment 113
7 Basic Communication 132
8 Documentation, including Checklists and Information Management 154
9 Man's Limitations, Human Errors, and Information Processing 177
10 Workload 201
11 Automation 223
12 Situation Awareness and Operating in Today's Environment 256
13 Crew Resource Management (CRM) and the Team Approach 268
14 Fatigue and Stress 295
15 Fitness to Fly 319
16 Selection and Training 339
17 The Challenging Role of the Flight Attendant 374
18 Non-punitive Incident Reporting 396
19 Some Ramifications of Accident Analysis 412
20 The Worldwide Safety Challenge 426
21 Current Safety Problems 447
22 The Air Transport Future 479
Epilogue 523
App. A Safety in the Commonwealth of Independent States and in the Republic of China 525
App. B Academic Diversity in Human Factors Personnel 533
App. C Classification of Illusions 535
App. D The Development of ICAO and the Six Freedoms of the Air 538
App. E ICAO Standard Alphabet 541
App. F Jeppesen Briefing Bulletin - The New Approach Charts 544
App. G ICAO and FAA Domains for CRM Training 548
App. H Ten Ways to Kill a Good CRM Program 550
App. I Alertness Management 551
App. J Flying in the Early Days 552
App. K Selected Incapacitation Incidents in Air Transport 557
App. L 23 Reasons for Required Flight Attendant Reports 560
App. M Significant Accident Causes and Their Presence in 93 Major Accidents 562
App. N List of 13 ICAO Human Factors Digests 564
App. O Human Factors in Multi-Cultural Certification 567
App. P FAA Medical Standards - Effective September 16, 1995 576
App. Q Selected Aviation Websites of Specific Interest 579
Selective Glossary of Acronyms and Abbreviations 582
Index 603
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