Accession Number:

ADA214272

Title:

Cockpit Resource Management: A Selected Annotated Bibliography

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. Jul 1987-May 1989

Corporate Author:

DAYTON UNIV OH RESEARCH INST

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

51.0

Abstract:

The concepts of cockpit resource management CRM emerged during a 1979 study by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration which was intended to study the interaction of pilot workload with errors. During this study, researchers began to realize that the stereo-typical airline captain who can do no wrong was not feasible in todays complex jet aircraft. Several accidents and incidents may be traced directly to improper crew management or lack of coordination by the crew. NASA began to explore the feasibility of teaching generic management principles to flight crews. Several training programs have been developed, and some significant research has been conducted which further defines optimum CRM training and practice. Line-Oriented Flight Training LOFT is a training method developed originally to relate simulator training more closely to actual line flying. Airlines found that they could enhance the sharing of experiences by simulating an entire flight, complete with incidents experienced in the real world, rather than repeated malfunctions taken out of context. It is important to note that LOFT is often utilized by airlines and other simulator users without employing the principles of CRM. However, LOFT is a valuable tool in CRM training. This bibliography addresses current training practices, techniques which enhance crew coordination, and questions appropriate for systematic research. kr

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE