Human Factors in Flight

ISBN-10: 1857421353
ISBN-13: 9781857421354
Edition: 2nd 1993 (Revised)
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Description: The late Captain Frank H Hawkins FRAes, M Phil, was Human Factors Consultant to KLM, for whom he had flown for over 30 years as line captain and R & D pilot, designing the flight decks for all KLM aircraft from the Viscount to the Boeing 747.In this  More...

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Book details

List price: $59.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 1/28/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.628

The late Captain Frank H Hawkins FRAes, M Phil, was Human Factors Consultant to KLM, for whom he had flown for over 30 years as line captain and R & D pilot, designing the flight decks for all KLM aircraft from the Viscount to the Boeing 747.In this period he developed and applied his specialization in Human Factors. His perception of lack of knowledge of Human Factors and its disastrous consequences led him to initiate both an annual course on Human Factors in Transport Aircraft Operation at Loughborough and Aston Universities, and the KLM Human Factors Awareness Course (KHUFAC).A consultant member of SAE S-7 committee, he was also a member of the Human Factors Society and a Liveryman of the Guild of Air Pilots. He was keynote speaker at the ICAO Human Factors Seminar held in St Petersburg, Russia in April 1990.About the EditorThe late Captain Harry W Orlady was an Aviation Human Factors Consultant and a former Senior Research Scientist for the Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS); he also worked with NASA/Ames, with private research firms and the FAA in its certification of the Boeing 747-400 and the McDonnell-Douglas MK-11.As a pilot with United Airlines he flew 10 types of aircraft ranging from the DC-3 to the Boeing 747. He conducted studies in ground and flight training, Human Factors, aviation safety and aeromedical fields, and received several major awards and presented nearly 100 papers or lectures.He was an elected fellow of the Aerospace Medical Association; a member of the Human Factors Society, of ICE Flight Safety and Human Factors Study Group, and the SAE Human Behavioural Technology and G-10 Committees.

The meaning of human factors
Human error
Fatigue, body rhythms and sleep
Fitness and performance
Vision and visual illusions
Motivation and leadership
Communication: Language and speech
Attitudes and persuasion
Training and training devices
Documentation
Displays and controls
Space and layout
The aircraft cabin and its human payload
Education and application
Appendices
References
Index

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