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Airplanes and the Human Factor

It is a fact that, no matter how advanced today’s aircraft have become, there is still the human side of the equation to think about. Humans control the technology, but we're not as advanced as the machinery that we're operating.
Human Factors
Human factor is crucial to aviation, this is because humans remained the same throughout the improvements in the technology for aircraft. Thus, aeronautical companies like Cessna and Boeing are considering the human factor in designing aircraft. This way, an aircraft still advances to a level with new technology, but can still be tailored to fit the limitations of its human pilots. For one, they can avoid the occurrences of accidents that are commonly associated with human error.

One area to concentrate in is the cockpit. The cockpit is the most important part of any aircraft that is human controlled. Accidents can actually occur at the onset of an error that causes a pilot to panic, and confusing panels can make it hard for the pilot to react quickly.

Crew communications is also an important issue related to the human factor. There should be means that can ensure efficient communication between the crew, so that any problem can be relayed quickly to the pilot and dealt with right away. Communication is key in the airlines, yet even more important with your instructor.

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2 Responses to “Airplanes and the Human Factor”

  1. I personally am a pilot and I like how you talk about how humans should be considered when designing aircraft controls. Often times engineers work from the perspective to just create something that works rather than how will a human use it. Great article.

  2. great advice and discussing,I'll get this amazing for me .thanks!

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