Advances in the Human Aspects of Aviation
by Gavriel Salvendy (Editor); Waldemar Karwowski (Editor); Steven M. Landry (Editor)
Call Number: TL553.6 .A37 2012
Publication Date: 2012-07-11
With contrbutions from experts, this book covers the design of aircrafts for the comfort and well being of the passenger. It includes strategies and guidelines for maximizing comfort, the design of aircrafts including cockpit design, and the training and work schedules for flight attendants and pilots.
Human Factors in Aviation
by Eduardo Salas (Editor); Dan Maurino (Editor); Florian Jentsch (Editor)
Call Number: TL553.6 .H86 2010
Publication Date: 2010-02-11
This edited textbook will be a fully updated and expanded version of the highly successful first edition of Human Factors in Aviation. Written for the widespread aviation community - students, engineers, scientists, pilots, managers, government personnel, etc. HFA offers a comprehensive overview of the topic, taking readers from the general to the specific, first covering broad issues, then the more specific topics of pilot performance, human factors in aircraft design, and vehicles and systems.
This is an essential handy guide containing useful up to date information regularly needed by the student or practising engineer.Covering all aspects of aircraft, both fixed wing and rotary craft, this pocket book provides quick access to useful aeronautical engineering data and sources of information for further in-depth information. Quick reference to essential data. Most up to date information available.
Whereas traditional classroom instruction requires pilots to be pulled "off the line", a training facility to be maintained and instructors to be compensated, e-learning is extremely cost-effective and therefore an attractive alternative. However, e-learning only saves money if the training is effective. Eager to reap financial benefits, e-learning courses have a history of varying dramatically in quality. The poorest courses are those that directly convert classroom-based presentations to an online format, not recognizing that computer-based instruction is an entirely different medi.
Aviation is integral to the global economy but it is also one of the main obstacles to environmentally sustainable development. It is one of the world's fastest growing - and most polluting - industries. What can be done to retain the economic and other benefits it brings without the associated pollution noise congestion and loss of countryside? In this volume industry policy and research experts examine how to address the problems and what it would take to achieve genuinely sustainable aviation - looking at technological policy and demand-management options.