Flight deck task management

This report documents the work undertaken in support of Volpe Task Order No. T0026, “Flight Deck Task Management.” The objectives of this work effort were to (1) develop a specific and standard definition of task management (TM); (2) conduct a review of published literature, accident reports, and Aviation Safety Reporting System reports since 2009 that are related to TM; (3) conduct observational studies to determine and document current airline practices around TM training and operations; (4) define TM vulnerabilities related to the training and actual operational practices as well as identify any emerging vulnerabilities; (5) generate a set of recommendations to address the findings and vulnerabilities related to TM;and (6) develop a plan for validation of the identified recommendations.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Boeing Company

    Seattle, WA  United States  98018-4002

    Honeywell International, Inc.

    Honeywell Aerospace Defense & Space
    Glendale, AZ  United States  85308

    Federal Aviation Administration

    NextGen Human Factors Division
    Washington, DC  United States  20591

    Volpe National Transportation Systems Center

    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142
  • Authors:
    • Holder, Barbara
    • Jacobsen, Alan
    • Nikolic, Mark
    • Whitlow, Stephen
  • Publication Date: 2016-12-21


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Edition: White Paper
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 146p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01642377
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-VNTSC-FAA-17-09, DOT/FAA/TC-17/16
  • Contract Numbers: FB22C1; PY277 (funding numbers)
  • Created Date: Jul 27 2017 11:07AM