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Cognitive mismatches in the cockpit. Will they ever be a thing of the past?

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Denis Besnard


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The introduction of the glass cockpit redistributed, rather than reduced flight crews’ workloads. Pilots now spend more resources managing the various systems in the cockpit. The specific problems of using cockpit automation are well documented; the more generic problem of cognitive mismatches is considered here. A taxonomy of the types of cognitive mismatches is defined before considering how to manage them. Allowing the glass cockpit to continue to evolve in the same way will not help. A call is made for the development of a new integrated cockpit architecture that better supports the task of flying an aircraft.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Baxter G, Besnard D

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: The Flightdeck of the Future: Human Factors in Datalinks and Freeflight conference

Year of Conference: 2004