Thomas A. Evans Jr. Mabel K. Madume Agathe A. Emeran Christian Trowbridge Waseem Albunayyan
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Miscommunication in aviation refers to the misinterpretation of instructions by the pilots or controllers that is indicated by the absence of readback or incomplete instruction. Clear communication be..
Miscommunication in aviation refers to the misinterpretation of instructions by the pilots or controllers that is indicated by the absence of readback or incomplete instruction. Clear communication between pilots and air traffic controllers is vital for safe and efficient aircraft operations, preventing potential disasters. In the years 1999-2019, miscommunication contributed to 37,908 aviation accidents, emphasizing the urgent need for improved communication protocols. This poster categorizes aviation miscommunications into groups such as no communication, language barriers, phraseology problems, and misunderstandings stemming from accents or vocabulary differences. The objectives of this poster are identifying forms of miscommunication and evaluating their impact on safety. Recommendations offered to enhance aviation safety include improved training and proficiency assessments, standardized phraseology, advanced frequency management technology, and language proficiency requirements for international flights. This poster benefits aviation authorities, airlines, controllers, and pilots by providing practical suggestions to mitigate miscommunication risks, ultimately ensuring passenger safety and operational efficiency.