Title

Applying and Evaluating a Taxonomy of Resilient Performance Among Certified Flight Instructors

Presenter Email

kiern4fd@erau.edu

Location

Mori Hosseini Student Union Events Center (Bldg #610) – Rooms 165 E/F

Start Date

3-3-2020 9:30 AM

End Date

3-3-2020 10:45 AM

Submission Type

Presentation

Topic Area

Flight Training; Professionalism/Leadership; Airlines; Incorporating Human Factors; Airlines; Incorporating Human Factors

Keywords

resilience, aviation safety, aviation training, HFACS, CRM, TEM

Abstract

Human error in aviation has been well studied, but the contribution of human performance to system resilience in aviation has not been as well explored. Resilient performance is the ability of a system to make accommodations before, during, and after a disturbance to ensure continued system functioning. Resilient performance is enabled by the ability to anticipate, monitor, learn, and respond. Certified flight instructors will be interviewed using the critical incident debrief method. Interviews will be transcribed and analyzed to explore resilient behavior and evaluate whether the taxonomy of success developed in commercial airline operations is applicable to the flight instruction setting. This study will help identify behaviors which contribute to system resilience. Understanding these behaviors can help improve instructor training.

Presenter Biography

Dr. Kristy Kiernan is the curriculum chair for the College of Aeronautics Graduate Department at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Formerly, she was Program Chair for the Master of Science in Unmanned Systems. She is a member of several UAS industry working groups, including the ANSI UAS Standardization Collaborative and the AUVSI Trusted Operator Program. Her research interests are in unmanned systems, safety, risk management, and human factors. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience from Brown University, a Ph.D. in Aviation from ERAU, an Airline Transport Pilot Rating with a Falcon type rating, and a Remote Pilot Certificate.

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Mar 3rd, 9:30 AM Mar 3rd, 10:45 AM

Applying and Evaluating a Taxonomy of Resilient Performance Among Certified Flight Instructors

Mori Hosseini Student Union Events Center (Bldg #610) – Rooms 165 E/F

Human error in aviation has been well studied, but the contribution of human performance to system resilience in aviation has not been as well explored. Resilient performance is the ability of a system to make accommodations before, during, and after a disturbance to ensure continued system functioning. Resilient performance is enabled by the ability to anticipate, monitor, learn, and respond. Certified flight instructors will be interviewed using the critical incident debrief method. Interviews will be transcribed and analyzed to explore resilient behavior and evaluate whether the taxonomy of success developed in commercial airline operations is applicable to the flight instruction setting. This study will help identify behaviors which contribute to system resilience. Understanding these behaviors can help improve instructor training.