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Cue-utilisation typologies and pilots’ pre-flight and in-flight weather decision-making

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dc.contributor.author Azar, Danielle
dc.contributor.author Wiggins, Mark W.
dc.contributor.author Hawken, Jake
dc.contributor.author Loveday, Thomas
dc.contributor.author Newman, David
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-14T12:40:09Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-14T12:40:09Z
dc.date.copyright 2014 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0925-7535 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/5367
dc.description.abstract In complex, high consequence environments such as aviation, the capacity to acquire, integrate, and respond to task-related cues is critical for accurate situation assessment and to avoid plan-continuation errors. The aim of the present study was to establish whether differences in performance on a series of aviation-related, cue-based tasks corresponded to differences in decision selection during simulated pre-flight and in-flight weather-related decision-making. In Phase 1 (pre-flight decisions), 57 participants were categorised into one of two typologies based on their performance on the cue-based tasks. These typologies reflected behaviour that was consistent with relatively greater or lesser levels of cue utilisation, and corresponded to whether the pilots elected to make an immediate decision or wait for additional information during a simulated pre-flight decision task. In Phase 2, a cohort of 20 pilots was selected on the basis that they represented one of the two cue-based typologies established in Phase 1. They undertook a simulated flight during which the weather conditions deteriorated progressively en-route. Those pilots who demonstrated a relatively greater level of cue utilisation were more likely to continue the flight as planned, while those pilots who demonstrated a relatively lesser level of cue utilisation were more likely to descend or divert from the planned track. The implications are discussed in terms of targeted training and explanations of plan-continuation errors in the context of weather-related decision-making. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Cue-utilisation typologies and pilots’ pre-flight and in-flight weather decision-making en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 198833240 en_US
dc.author.department Computer Science and Mathematics en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Safety Science en_US
dc.journal.volume 65 en_US
dc.article.pages 118-124 en_US
dc.keywords Weather-related decision-making en_US
dc.keywords Cues en_US
dc.keywords Situation assessment en_US
dc.keywords Plan-continuation errors en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2014.01.006 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Wiggins, M. W., Azar, D., Hawken, J., Loveday, T., & Newman, D. (2014). Cue-utilisation typologies and pilots’ pre-flight and in-flight weather decision-making. Safety Science, 65, 118-124. en_US
dc.author.email danielle.azar@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0925753514000149 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US


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