Human Factors in Aviation and Aerospace

Human Factors in Aviation and Aerospace

3rd Edition - January 1, 2023

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  • Editors: Joseph Keebler, Elizabeth Lazzara, Katherine Wilson, Beth Blickensderfer
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780124201392

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Fully updated and expanded version of the highly successful second edition of Human Factors in Aviation, this book is written for the widespread aviation community - students, engineers, scientists, pilots, managers, government personnel, etc. The new editors offer essential breadth 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. Beginning with more general topics like, it moves on to more specific topics such as pilot performance, human factors in aircraft design, and vehicles and systems.

Key Features

  • Uses real-world case examples of dangers and solutions
  • Includes a new chapter on cockpit resource management
  • Examines future directions for aviation psychology and human factors in aviation, in two new, separate chapters
  • Emphasizes the international perspective


Graduate students in human factors and aviation psychology courses; academic researchers in human factors area; aviation professionals in military, government, and commercial settings

Table of Contents

  • 1. Human Factors in Aviation: An Overview
    2. The History in the Basics and the Challenges for the Future
    3. The System Safety Perspective
    4. The Safety Culture Perspective
    5. The High Reliability Organization Perspective
    6. The Human in Flight: from Kinesthetic Sense to Cognitive Sensibility
    7. Information Processing in Aviation
    8. Managing Workload, Performance, and Situation Awareness in Aviation Systems
    9. Team Dynamics at 35,000 Feet
    10. CRM
    11. Flight and Training Simulation as Safety Generators
    12. Understanding and Analyzing Human Error in Real-World Operations
    13. Simulation Training Device
    14. Aircrew Fatigue, Sleep Need and Circadian Rhythmicity
    15. Aviation Displays
    16. Cockpit Automation: Still Struggling to Catch up...
    17. Unmanned Aircraft Systems
    18. Crew Station Design and Integration
    19. Principles of Multi-UAV Central
    20. General Aviation
    21. Air Traffic Management
    22. Maintenance Human Factors: A Brief History
    23. Road Ahead for Aviation Psychology
    24. International
    25. Future of Human Factors in Aviation

Product details

  • No. of pages: 800
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2023
  • Published: January 1, 2023
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780124201392

About the Editors

Joseph Keebler

Elizabeth Lazzara

Katherine Wilson

Beth Blickensderfer

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