Aircraft accident and incident data reveal that serious safety consequences can arise when flight crewmembers fail to properly monitor the aircraft flight path. This research study reviewed human factors literature to better understand why pilots fail to properly monitor, and analyzed accident and incident data. Recommendations for improving monitoring performance were formulated, which may be useful to air carriers in implementing a new Federal Aviation Administration requirement that calls for specific training in monitoring.
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Sumwalt, R., Cross, D., & Lessard, D. (2015). Examining How Breakdowns in Pilot Monitoring of the Aircraft Flight Path. International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace, 2(3). http://doi.org/10.15394/ijaaa.2015.1063