Accident, incident and anecdotal evidence indicate that the introduction of new technology to aviation has generally resulted in benefits to safety and efficiency (Norman and Abbott 1988). Information published by Boeing Commercial Airplanes indicates that in general, accident rates have been declining with each successive technological advance over the last thirty years (Boeing 1988). However, new technology has also resulted in a range of new human factors and operational difficulties. New tools invariably change the way a job is done and new aircraft are no exception. The work of pilots and other airline personnel is being changed by the introduction of new technology and although most of the changes are likely to be beneficial or benign, some may be undesirable.
|Type:||Research and Analysis Report|
|Publication date:||21 April 1994|
|ISBN:||0 642 20225 7|