This report examines the management of human error in the cockpit. The principles probably apply as well to other applications in the aviation realm (e.g. air traffic control, dispatch, weather, etc.) as well as other high-risk systems outside of aviation (e.g. shipping, high-technology medical procedures, military operations, nuclear power production). Management of human error is distinguished from error prevention. It is a more encompassing term, which includes not only the prevention of error, but also a means of disallowing an error, once made, from adversely affecting system output. Such techniques include: traditional human factors engineering, improvement of feedback and feedforward of information from system to crew, 'error-evident' displays which make erroneous input more obvious to the crew, trapping of errors within a system, goal-sharing between humans and machines (also called 'intent-driven' systems), paperwork management, and behaviorally based approaches, including procedures, standardization, checklist design, training, cockpit resource management, etc. 15 guidelines for the design and implementation of intervention strategies are included.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Miami, Coral Gables

    Coral Gables, FL  United States  33124
  • Authors:
    • Wiener, E L
  • Publication Date: 1993-8


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 114 p.

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00670216
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NAS 1.26:4547, A-93120, NASA-CR-4547
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 5 1994 12:00AM