Description

This edited textbook is a fully updated and expanded version of the highly successful first edition of Human Factors in Aviation. Written for the widespread aviation community - students, engineers, scientists, pilots, managers, government personnel, etc., HFA offers a comprehensive overview of the topic, taking readers from the general to the specific, first covering broad issues, then the more specific topics of pilot performance, human factors in aircraft design, and vehicles and systems.

The new editors offer essential breath 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. The contributors are experts in their fields.

Topics carried over from the first edition are fully updated, several by new authors who are now at the fore of the field. New material - which represents 50% of the volume - focuses on the challenges facing aviation specialists today. One of the most significant developments in this decade has been NextGen, the Federal Aviation Administration's plan to modernize national airspace and to address the impact of air traffic growth by increasing airspace capacity and efficiency while simultaneously improving safety, environmental impacts and user access. NextGen issues are covered in full. Other new topics include: High Reliability Organizational Perspective, Situation Awareness & Workload in Aviation, Human Error Analysis, Human-System Risk Management, LOSA, NOSS and Unmanned Aircraft System.

Key Features

*Comprehensive text with up-to-date synthesis of primary source material that does not need to be supplemented

*New edition thoroughly updated with 50% new material and full coverage of NexGen and other modern issues

*Instructor website with test bank and image collection makes this the only text offering ancillary support

*Liberal use of case examples exposes readers to real-world examples of dangers and solutions

Readership

Primary: Graduate students in human factors and aviation psychology courses; academic researchers in human factors area; aviation professionals in military, government, private and commercial settings. Secondary: Libraries.

Details

No. of pages:
744
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2010
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780123745187
Electronic ISBN:
9780080923024

About the authors

Eduardo Salas

Affiliations and Expertise

Dept. of Psychology and Inst. for Simulation and Training, Universtity of Central Florida, Orlando, USA Dept. of Psychology and Inst. for Simulation and Training, Universtity of Central Florida, Orlando, USA

Eduardo Salas

Affiliations and Expertise

Dept. of Psychology and Inst. for Simulation and Training, Universtity of Central Florida, Orlando, USA Dept. of Psychology and Inst. for Simulation and Training, Universtity of Central Florida, Orlando, USA

Dan Maurino

Affiliations and Expertise

International Civil Aviation Organization, Montreal, Canada