1989-12-01

Human Factors and Information Transfer 892607

The management and transfer of information in the National Airspace System is essential to safe and efficient air transportation. This paper identifies key problem areas in the management and transfer of information which, it is proposed, contribute to human error. Operational incidents which exemplify design-induced error are provided and their relationship to problems of human information processing are discussed. Recommendations in the areas of communications procedures and technology development are provided which may minimize such errors.

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