Human Factors in Air Transport, 1st ed. 2020
From Health Monitoring to NextGen


Language: Anglais
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265 p. · 15.5x23.5 cm · Hardback

This textbook provides students and the broader aviation community with a complete, accessible guide to the subject of human factors in aviation. It covers the history of aviation human factors in addition to the latest R&D focus, organizational factors, individual performance and NextGen topics. The text aims to endow readers with a comprehensive understanding of the multidisciplinary nature of human factors in aviation. 

The information is organized into easy-to-digest chapters with end of chapter exercises, and the text is supported with 200 full-color illustrations and photographs. All human factors in aviation university knowledge requirements are covered and conveyed in a manner that is easily accessible: margin notes are provided for quick definitions of terms, and key points are emphasized through the use of review questions highlighting important facts.

Preface.- Chapter 1: Human Factors in Aviation.- Chapter 2: Fatigue.- Chapter 3: Health and Pilot Performance.- Chapter 4: Vision.- Chapter 5: Altitude and G-Forces.- Chapter 6: Information Processing and Situational Awareness.- Chapter 7: Communication.- Chapter 8: Training.- Chapter 9: Aviation Displays.- Chapter 10: Evolution of the Cockpit and of Pilot's Tasks.- Chapter 11: NextGen.- Index.
The authors are experts in their fields at North America’s premier aeronautical university, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, which trains 25% of all the pilots in the U.S. 

Erik Seedhouse is an assistant professor in the Department of Applied Aviation Sciences and Aerospace and Occupational Safety in the College of Aviation at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU). There, he teaches Human Factors in Aviation in addition to courses in the Commercial Space Operations curriculum. He is also the Manager of the Suborbital Spaceflight Simulator, Mission Control Center. Between 2008 and 2013, he was director of Canada’s manned centrifuge operations and managed the hypobaric facility at DRDC Toronto. He is a Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society, a member of the Space Medical Association, and member of the Suborbital Technical Committee. In 2009, he was one of the final 30 candidates in the Canadian Space Agency’s Astronaut Recruitment Campaign. Erik is the Co-Editor-in-Chief for the Handbook of Life Support Systems for Spacecraft and a published author with more than 25 books to his name, including two textbooks for the International Space University.

Anthony T. Brickhouse is an associate professor in the Department of Applied Aviation Sciences in the College of Aviation at ERAU. Since entering academia, Professor Brickhouse has been involved in research surrounding flight operational quality assurance (FOQA), airport ground safety, the use of flight recorders in accident investigation, and the mental health aspects of accident investigation. Professor Brickhouse holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering with minors in mathematics/aviation safety and a Master of Science degree in Aeronautical Science with a specialization in Aviation/Aerospace Safety Systems. He is a professional member of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and is a full member of the

Uses up-to-date, real-world examples of incidents and human factors solutions

Includes sections on ongoing industry developments, such as NextGen technologies, that will continue to affect aviation

Provides a more concise, yet comprehensive overview of the field that will appeal to both students and aviation professors as well as engineers who do research in this field

Written by leading experts from Embry-Riddle, North America's premier aeronautical university