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Managing systems faults on the commercial flight deck: Analysis of pilots' organization and prioritization of fault management informationIn rare instances, flight crews of commercial aircraft must manage complex systems faults in addition to all their normal flight tasks. Pilot errors in fault management have been attributed, at least in part, to an incomplete or inaccurate awareness of the fault situation. The current study is part of a program aimed at assuring that the types of information potentially available from an intelligent fault management aiding concept developed at NASA Langley called 'Faultfinde' (see Abbott, Schutte, Palmer, and Ricks, 1987) are an asset rather than a liability: additional information should improve pilot performance and aircraft safety, but it should not confuse, distract, overload, mislead, or generally exacerbate already difficult circumstances.
Rogers, William H. (Bolt, Beranek & Newman, Inc. Hampton, VA, US, United States)
August 17, 2013
April 1, 1993
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