Accession Number : ADP006940

Title :   Aircrew Coordination: What Does It Take?

Corporate Author : NAVAL TRAINING SYSTEMS CENTER ORLANDO FL

Personal Author(s) : Stout, Renee ; Prince, Carolyn ; Baker, David P. ; Bergondy, Maureen L. ; Salas, Eduardo

Report Date : 17 APR 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The current investigation compared the perceptions of the importance of aircrew coordination skills for four military aviation communities. Results revealed that all of the communities investigated consider aircrew coordination skills to be important. However, the relative importance of aircrew coordination skills was found to differ by community. Over the past twelve years, aviation has seen a surge in the use of Aircrew Coordination Training (ACT) programs. These programs seek to train aircrews to effectively interact and coordinate their activities, with the expectation that this will help eliminate some of the human error that occurs in the cockpit. Interest in the development and improvement of ACT continues based on the important relationship between coordination among the crew and mission effectiveness and safety.

Descriptors :   *FLIGHT CREWS, *SKILLS, *PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY), COCKPITS, COMMUNITIES, COORDINATES, CREWS, ERRORS, HUMANS, MISSIONS, PERCEPTION, SAFETY, SURGES.

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE