As the world continues to embrace the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UASs), the challenges of integrating UASs with existing aircraft operations increase exponentially. To proactively address these issues, Fort Hill Group has developed two interactive visualizations based on 1,346 UAS sightings reported to the FAA by pilots, air traffic controllers, and civilians.
Fort Hill Group was excited to participate in the 2015 Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting. The conference was held in Los Angeles, CA from October 26-30. Fort Hill Group presented a paper describing high-level human factors issues associated with NextGen Air Traffic Control Concepts.
Fort Hill Group has recently developed and published two interactive aviation safety visualizations based voluntarily reported safety issues from NASA's ASRS database. The first visualization provides an overall view of 100,000+ commercial aviation safety reports based reports filed between 1988 and 2014. The second visualization focuses on recent human factors trends by including reports citing specific human factors issues between 2009 and 2014.
The complex tasks involved in most healthcare procedures can introduce communication risks, such as role confusion within the team, interruptions, noise, and handovers. Crew Resource Management (CRM) provides a defined framework for addressing the underlying causes of communication problems and managing the consequences of these problems. Healthcare CRM team training involves defining the team, understanding basic human factors, and applying the knowledge to case studies and eventually the workplace.
The FAA has released a series of high-quality, short videos describing the role of human factors in air traffic management. The videos provide high-level and accessible introductions to key HF topics. These videos provide a quality introduction to human factors as a discipline as it relates to air traffic management.