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Record 39 of 36901
The role of flight planning in aircrew decision performance
Author and Affiliation:
Pepitone, Dave(NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, United States)
King, Teresa(San Jose State Foundation, CA, United States)
Murphy, Miles(NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Abstract: The role of flight planning in increasing the safety and decision-making performance of the air transport crews was investigated in a study that involved 48 rated airline crewmembers on a B720 simulator with a model-board-based visual scene and motion cues with three degrees of freedom. The safety performance of the crews was evaluated using videotaped replays of the flight. Based on these evaluations, the crews could be divided into high- and low-safety groups. It was found that, while collecting information before flights, the high-safety crews were more concerned with information about alternative airports, especially the fuel required to get there, and were characterized by making rapid and appropriate decisions during the emergency part of the flight scenario, allowing these crews to make an early diversion to other airports. These results suggest that contingency planning that takes into account alternative courses of action enhances rapid and accurate decision-making under time pressure.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 1989
Document ID:
19890059970
(Acquired Nov 28, 1995)
Accession Number: 89A47341
Subject Category: AIR TRANSPORTATION AND SAFETY
Report/Patent Number: SAE PAPER 881517
Document Type: Conference Paper
Publication Information: (SEE A89-47326 20-01)
Publisher Information: United States
Meeting Information: Aerospace Behavioral Technology Conference and Exposition; 7th; Oct. 3-6, 1988; Anaheim, CA; United States
Meeting Sponsor: SAE
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: NASA Ames Research Center; Moffett Field, CA, United States
Description: 7p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: DECISION MAKING; FLIGHT CREWS; FLIGHT PATHS; PILOT PERFORMANCE; SAFETY FACTORS; AVIONICS; FLIGHT TRAINING; NAP-OF-THE-EARTH NAVIGATION; PILOT TRAINING; ROTARY WING AIRCRAFT
Imprint And Other Notes: IN: Aerospace Behavioral Technology Conference and Exposition, 7th, Anaheim, CA, Oct. 3-6, 1988, Proceedings (A89-47326 20-01). Warrendale, PA, Society of Automotive Engineers, Inc., 1989, p. 133-139.
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