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Study: cockpits should be more human-friendly
Last updated: 1 November 2014

published: 07 JAN 2004
by Harro Ranter, ASN

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Aircraft could achieve an even higher level of safety if cockpit designers took more of the psychological characteristics of pilots into account, according to Newcastle University researchers. They say that, during emergencies, pilots are overloaded with technical information which they are unable to process quickly enough. This could mean that wrong decisions are made at crucial moments and these cannot be reversed. (Newcastle University)

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