Automation in civil transport aircraft.

@article{Edwards1977AutomationIC,
  title={Automation in civil transport aircraft.},
  author={Evalyn A Edwards},
  journal={Applied ergonomics},
  year={1977},
  volume={8 4},
  pages={194-8}
}
The pilot of a contemporary transport aircraft is in a managerial role, supervising the performance of sophisticated systems which perform most of the tasks concerned with operating the aircraft safely and efficiently. Under normal conditions he is required to exercise his psycho-motor skills only to a very small extent; his principal task is to process information and to convey instructions to the automatics by way of push-button switches and similar devices. In the event of major system… CONTINUE READING

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