ACHIEVING SAFER AIR TRANSPORTATION VIA SITUATION AWARENESS: COCKPIT RESOURCE MANAGEMENT OF THE FUTURE

As a part of achieving greater flight safety, this paper focuses on the human-machine interface. It examines situation awareness in the glass cockpit for the year 2000 - how commercial aviation technology will effect the pilots, crewmembers, ergonomics, aerospace engineers, software engineers, management, and mechanics. Like any individual engaging in high level performance tasks, pilots require a high degree of situation(al) awareness to function appropriately. Likened to all highly accountable positions, pilots are required to access, prioritize, predict and penetrate the environment. All pilots must have a high level of situation awareness to accommodate the variety of functions required in a rapidly changing environment. Several organizations, notably Boeing and United Airlines, have joined to develop an Enhanced Situational Awareness System (ESAS) to aid pilots in their tasks.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 717-724

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00727097
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Volume 2
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 21 1996 12:00AM