This report deals with information supplied by respondents to the Advanced Technology Aircraft Safety Survey and provides a detailed analysis of answers to both the 'open' and 'closed' questions.
Accident, incident and anecdotal evidence indicates that the introduction of new technology to aviation has generally resulted in benefits to safety and efficiency (Norman & Abbott 1988), but has also resulted in a range of new human factors and operational difficulties. BASI's advanced technology aircraft research project was begun in response to a number of perceived problems such as data entry errors, monitoring failures, mode selection errors and inappropriate manipulation of automated systems.
Phase 1 of this project included a literature review which
identified major concerns with advanced aircraft, including pilot
complacency, potential loss of skills, and loss of situational
awareness. There have been several previous surveys concerned with
advanced technology aircraft safety issues. Wiener (1989) surveyed
errors made by pilots of Boeing 757 aircraft and Wiener and others
(1991) compared the DC9 with the MD 80, looking at errors in
operation of both aircraft types.
|Type:||Research and Analysis Report|
|Publication date:||21 June 1998|
|ISBN:||0 642 27456 8|