Journal of Aviation/Aerospace Education & Research


Leslie Gibson






Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University


CRM is alive and well. It has grown from an obscure concept - when even pilots had to ask what the initials represented - to a universally recognized model that plays a substantial role in military, airline, and corporate flight training and evaluative procedures. This growth has occurred over nearly three decades, and the time factor is significant in enabling its advancement by building upon earlier concepts, measuring its effectiveness, and adapting better strategies to suit changing environments. Its development and flexibility are aptly represented by the alteration of its name, expanding the meaning of the "C" to signify all "Crew" involved in a flight, rather than limiting it solely to human resources in the "Cockpit."



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