Aviation non-technical skills guidebook

Fogarty, Gerard J. and Murphy, Peter J. and McTernan, Wesley and Cooper, Ryan and Fry, Clare and Langford, Kyle and Reid, Nathan and McLean, Heidi (2018) Aviation non-technical skills guidebook. Defence Aviation Safety Authority, Canberra, Australia.

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Abstract

It has long been recognised in aviation circles that high performance depends on more than technical knowledge and skills. Performance also relies on an understanding of how humans work, their abilities and limitations, and how to achieve and maintain high performance standards. The term 'non-technical skills' (NTS) encompasses attributes such as the ability to recognise and manage human performance limitations, to make sound decisions, to communicate effectively, to perform effectively as a team, to manage stress and fatigue, and to maintain situation awareness. This guidebook has been designed to support the Defence Aviation NTS Foundation and Continuation training courses. The 15 chapters introduce the psychological theory and research underlying key NTS topics. The importance of each of the NTS topics is demonstrated through case studies where deficient NTS have led to major accidents. Although designed to accompany formal courses, the Guidebook can also be read by itself. Accordingly, most chapters include advice on techniques that will help individuals develop their own non-technical skills.


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Item Type: Book (Commonwealth Reporting Category A)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Open access book.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Psychology and Counselling
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2018 06:44
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2019 03:07
Uncontrolled Keywords: non-technical skills; human factors; crew resource management
Fields of Research : 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170107 Industrial and Organisational Psychology
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 88 Transport > 8803 Aerospace Transport > 880303 Air Safety
A Defence > 81 Defence > 8101 Defence > 810101 Air Force
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/34993

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