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Human Factors in Aviation

ISBN-10: 0123745187
ISBN-13: 9780123745187
Edition: 2nd 2010
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Book details

List price: $116.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 2/11/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 744
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.530
Language: English

This edited textbook will be a fully updated and expanded version of the highly successful first edition of Human Factors in Aviation. Written for the widespread aviation community - students, engineers, scientists, pilots, managers, government personnel, etc. ? HFA offers a comprehensive overview of the topic, taking readers from the general to the specific, first covering broad issues, then the more specific topics of pilot performance, human factors in aircraft design, and vehicles and systems. The new editors offer essential breath of experience on aviation human factors from multiple perspectives (i.e. scientific research, regulation, funding agencies, technology, and implementation) as well as knowledge about the science. The proposed contributors have all been chosen as experts in their fields. Topics carried over from the first edition will be fully updated, often by new authors who are now at the fore of the field. New material ? which will represent 50% of the volume ? will focus on the challenges facing aviation specialists today. One of the most significant developments in this decade has been NextGen, the Federal Aviation Administration?s plan to modernize national airspace and to address the impact of air traffic growth by increasing airspace capacity and efficiency while simultaneously improving safety, environmental impacts and user access. NextGen issues will be covered in full. Other new topics include: High Reliability Organizational Perspective, Situation Awareness & Workload in Aviation, Human Error Analysis, Human-System Risk Management, LOSA, NOSS and Unmanned Aircraft System, (miliary aviation?). *Comprehensive textbook offering an up-to-date synthesis of primary source material which does not need to be supplemented *New edition thoroughly updated with 50% new material, offering full coverage of NexGen and other modern issues *Instructor web site with testbank and image collection makes this the only text offering ancillary support *Liberal use of case examples exposes students to real-world examples of dangers and solutions *More affordable than the less comprehensive competing volumes on market

Foreword
Contributors
Introduction
Human Factors in Aviation: An Overview
Progress Since the First Edition
A Look Ahead
Human Factors in Aviation: This Edition
A Final Comment
Organizational perspectives
The System Perspective on Human Factors in Aviation
Introduction
Aircraft Systems of Relevance and the Human Component
Systems Engineering Methods and Application to Aviation Human Factors
Summary, the Future, and Some Key Issues
The System Safety Perspective
Introduction and Some Definitions
Defining a System Boundary
Evaluating for Safety
Supporting the Human Contribution to Safety
Design Via a "System Safety Perspective"
The Safety Culture Perspective
Introduction
Definition of Safety Culture
Assessment of Safety Culture
Safety Culture Transformation
Conclusion: Synthesis of Safety Culture Methods and Outcomes
The High Reliability Organization Perspective
Introduction
HRO: Some Origins
Pilot and Crew Performance Issues
The Human in Flight: From Kinesthetic Sense to Cognitive Sensibility
Introduction
The Evolution of the Aircraft Cockpit and of the Pilot's Task
Correspondence and the Naturalistic World
Coherence and the Electronic World
Managing the Hybrid Ecology
Challenges for NextGen Aircraft
Summary and Implications for Design
Conclusions
Information Processing in Aviation
Introduction
Information Processing in Early Aviation
Higher-Level Processing in Aviation Systems
Resources for Meeting the Information Processing Challenges in Aviation
Emergent Processes-Mental Workload and Situation Awareness
Future Directions
Managing Workload, Performance, and Situation Awareness in Aviation Systems
A Management Framework
Practical Issues: Combining WL, SA, and Performance
Team Dynamics at 35,000 Feet
Introduction
Why does Aviation Crew Performance Matter?
Advances in Team Performanc� Research
Advances in Aviation Crew Performance
What Factors Impact Crew Performance?
How can Aviation Crew Performance be Improved?
Where do we go from here?
Concluding Remarks
Acknowledgment
Flight Training and Simulation as Saftey Generators
Growth
Industry Safety
Safety Generators in Crew Training
Training Enhancement Strategies
Summary
Understanding and Analyzing Human Error in Real-World Operations
A Philosophical Perspective on Errors and Accidents
Sources of Error Data
Examples of Error Studies
Concluding Thoughts
Acknowledgments
Cognitive Architectures for Human Factors in Aviation
Introduction, Motivation, and Organization
What are Cognitive Architectures?
Relevant Recent Publications
Improving Human Performance and Learning Models for Warfighter Readiness
Considerations, Challenges, and Recommendations for the Future of Cognitive Architecture Research
Summary and Conclusion
Acknowledgments
Aircrew Fatigue, Sleep Need and Circadian Rhythmicity
Introduction
Biological Regulation of Sleep, Alertness, and Performance
Work Factors in Relation to Biological Control of Fatigue
Fatigue Challenges in Operational Environments
Innovative Approaches to Operational Management of Fatigue
Conclusions
Acknowledgment
Human Factors in Aircraft Design
Aviation Displays
Introduction
From Visual to Cognitive
Human Factors Implications for Cockpit Displays
Cockpit Integration
Source Integration
Type Integration
Function Integration
Environmental Integration
Integration Summary and Blackouts
Displays in the Next Generation
Concluding Remarks
Acknowledgments
Cockpit Automation: Still Struggling to Catch Up
Introduction
Automation Levels, Properties, and Capabilities
Breakdowns in Pilot-Automation Interaction: Research Methods and Findings, Operational Problems, and Proposed Solutions
Looking Ahead: Opportunities and Challenges Associated with the Move Toward the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NEXTGEN)
Summary and Conclusions
Acknowledgment
Unmanned Aircraft Systems
The Accident Record
Teleoperation and Unmanned Aircraft
Design of the Ground Control Station
Transfer of Control
Airspace Access
Human Factors in Airworthiness
Conclusion
Crew Station Design and Integration
Introduction
Evolution of Crew Station Design
What Impacts Today's Crew Station Design and Integration?
Tools and Methods for Design and Integration
Conclusions
Vehicles and Systems
The History in the Basics and the Challenges for the Future Captain William Hamman
Introduction
Evolution of Evidence-based Safe Practices in the Flightdeck
Evolution of Flightcrew Systems-based Training and Assessment
Evolution in the Flightdeck Design and Operation
Evolution of the Airline Environment
Evolution and Change in the Environment We Fly In
Evolution into the Future of Air Travel
Summary
General Aviation
Personal Flying
Flight Training
Business Flying
Afterword
Acknowledgments
Air Traffic Management
Introduction
Elements of the Air Navigation System
Human Factors and Operational Issues
Human Factors Methods and Techniques
Summary
Maintenance Human Factors: A Brief History
Introduction
Building the Foundation of Maintenance Human Factors, 1988-1999
Developing Methods and Tools to Meet New Challenges (2000-2008)
Challenges for the Future
Nextgen commentary
Commentary on NEXTGEN and Aviation Human Factors
Human Factors and NextGen Flightdecks
NextGen Human Factors and ATC
Final Thoughts
Disclaimer
Index

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