Human Factors in Flight
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|Book cover finish||Paperback|
|Number of pages||360|
|Size||16 x 24 x 2 cm|
|Author||Frank H Hawkins|
|Editor||Gower Technical Press|
The importance of Human Factors is underscored by the stark fact that some 3 out of 4 accidents are due to human error, and is recognised by staff of progressive air-lines, organisations and authorities involved with aviation. Yet it is seldom fully applied, due partly to inadequate information.
Human Factors in Flight is designed to make Human Factors knowledge available in comprehensive yet readable form to this wider community of all who fly, operate, regulate or participate in the construction of modern aircraft. It introduces the reader to the full spectrum of relevant subjects, from human error and motivation to dis-plays and controls, from fatigue and illusions to communication and documentation. It distills science for practical use in the operation of aircraft.
While much of the book is devoted to flight decks and operational aspects, the author has made a special feature of the cabin, stressing the measures needed for adequate attention to the safety and well-being of passengers. With its individual chapter units, copious references, illustrations and index it is both an educational and self learning text as well as a standard reference source.
Captain Frank H Hawkins, MPhil FRAeS, is Human Factors Consultant to KLM, for whom he has flown for over 30 years as line captain and R & D pilot. During this time he has divided his time between the flight deck and his technical office; this office designed flight decks for all KLM aircraft from the Viscount to the Boeing 747.
In this period he developed and applied his specialisation in Human Factors. His perception of the lack of knowledge of Human Factors and its disastrous consequen-ces led him to initiate both an annual course on Human Factors in itansport Air-craft Operation at Loughborough and Aston Universities, and the KLM Human Factors Awareness Course.
He is a consultant member of the SAE S-7 Committee, a member of the Human Factors Society, and a Liveryman of the Guild of Air Pilots.