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Fitness for Duty, Human Factors
Anxiety drove an A319 copilot from the cockpit during an approach to Glasgow; experts say his fear wasn’t unique.
by Linda Werfelman
Poor language skills play an often-unrecognized role in aircraft accidents.
by Elizabeth Matthews
The NTSB says a 2017 helicopter crash is among recent examples of the hazards presented by personal electronic devices in the cockpit.
Runway Safety (Conflicts), Human Factors
The BEA cited nonstandard terminology, and radio transmissions in another language, as factors in a 2014 runway incursion.
Fatigue, Human Factors
Video games during breaks may ease controllers’ fatigue, report says.
Aviation Research, Human Factors
How a pilot speaks may help identify cases of fatigue and sleepiness, researchers say.
Flight-related phobias have decreased markedly in recent years, a new survey shows.
EASA study finds flight time limits alone are not enough to prevent fatigue during nighttime duties.
Study: Although most Australian pilots say they’re well rested, others are on the ‘threshold’ of fatigue-related impairment.
Increasing automation has introduced new situational awareness challenges for pilots.
by Richard J. Ranaudo