Human Factors in Aviation

Human Factors in Aviation

1st Edition - July 28, 1988

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  • Editors: Morton Friedman, Edward Carterette
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080570907

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Since the 1950s, a number of specialized books dealing with human factors has been published, but very little in aviation. Human Factors in Aviation is the first comprehensive review of contemporary applications of human factors research to aviation. A "must" for aviation professionals, equipment and systems designers, pilots, and managers--with emphasis on definition and solution of specific problems. General areas of human cognition and perception, systems theory, and safety are approached through specific topics in aviation--behavioral analysis of pilot performance, cockpit automation, advancing display and control technology, and training methods.


Aviation professionals in military, government, private and commercial settings; graduate students and researchers in human factors psychology

Table of Contents

  • J. Lederer, Introduction. E. Edwards, Introductory Overview. T. Sheridan, The System Perspective. C.O. Miller, System Safety. Pilot Performance. H. Leibowitz, The Human Senses in Flight. C. Wickens and J. Flach, Information Processing. B. Kantowitz and P.A. Casper, Human Workload in Aviation. C. Foushee and R. Helmreich, Group Interaction and Flight Crew Performance. P. Caro, Flight Training and Simulation. D. Nagel, Human Error in Aviation Operations. R.C. Graeber, Air Crew Fatigue and Circadian Rhythmicity. Human Factors in Aircraft Design. S. Baron, Pilot Control. A. Stokes and C. Wickens, Aviation Displays. E. Wiener, Cockpit Automation. R. Williges, B. Williges, and R. Fainter, Software Interfaces for Aviation Systems. G. Sexton, Cockpit/Crew Systems Design and Integration. Vehicles and Systems. R. Stone and G. Babcock, Airline Pilots' Perspective. M. Ritchie, General Aviation. S. Hart, Helicopter Human Factors. V.D. Hopkin, Air Traffic Control. Index.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 684
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2014
  • Published: July 28, 1988
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080570907

About the Series Editors

Morton Friedman

Affiliations and Expertise

University of California, Los Angeles, U.S.A.

Edward Carterette

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Psychology, University of California

About the Editors

Earl Wiener

Earl L. Wiener is a professor of management science and industrial engineering at the University of Miami. He received his B.A. in psychology from Duke University and his Ph.D. in psychology and industrial engineering from Ohio State University. He served as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army and is rated in fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft. He has conducted research in the areas of human vigilance, automobile and aviation safety, and accidents occurring to the elderly. Since 1979 he has been active in the aeronautics and cockpit automation research of NASA’s Ames Research Center. Dr. Wiener is a fellow of the Human Factors Society and the American Psychological Association.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, U.S.A.

David Nagel

David C. Nagel is the chief of the Aerospace Human Factors Research Division at NASA’s Ames Research Center. The division is responsible for conducting a broad spectrum of research in the areas of human performance and aeronautical and space human factors. Areas studied include individual and group performance, human-computer interaction, supervisory control, interface designs for autonomous systems, computational human engineering methods, and advanced space suits and portable life-support systems. Dr. Nagel has undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering and a Ph.D. in perception and mathematical psychology, all from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).

Affiliations and Expertise

NASA-Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California, U.S.A.

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