Aviation remains one of the most active and challenging domains for human factors and applied psychology. Since 1981, the biennial International Symposium on Aviation Psychology (ISAP) has convened for the purposes of (a) presenting the latest research on human performance problems and opportunities within aviation systems, (b) envisioning design solutions that best utilize human capabilities for creating safe and efficient aviation systems, and (c) the bringing together of scientists, research sponsors, and operators in an effort to bridge the gap between research and application.

Based upon the potential impact of emerging trends, current debates, or enduring issues presented at the 19th ISAP, select authors were invited to expand on their work following the benefit of interactions at the symposium. The authors include leading scientists, prominent researchers, and aviation operators contributing to the discussion of the most pressing technical challenges and research priorities.

Visions for the incorporation of new interface technologies within next-generation cockpits, tools for future air traffic control research, neuroergonomic findings in aviation settings, and human limitations affecting safety are offered. The aim of these volumes is to report the latest findings in aviation psychology and to suggest new directions for advancing the field.


  • Bridges the gap between aviation psychology research and real-world challenges
  • Includes work of the distinguished researchers and seasoned practitioners with select contributions reflecting significant developments in aviation psychology
  • Reports on the latest findings in aviation psychology and suggests new directions for advancing the field
  • Contains work on perceptual and cognitive influences on performance, the impact of advanced modeling techniques, and the potential of neuroergonomics

section Section I|1 pages

Perceptual and Cognitive Challenges in Aviation

chapter 1|21 pages

Comprehensive Approach to Pilot Disorientation Countermeasures

ByBob Cheung

chapter 2|28 pages

Influences of Fatigue and Alcohol on Cognitive Performance

ByHans-Juergen Hoermann

chapter 3|24 pages

Avionics Touch Screen in Turbulence: Simulator Design and Selected Human–Machine Interface Metrics

BySylvain Hourlier, Sandra Guérard, Xavier Servantie

section Section II|1 pages

Modeling for Aviation Psychology

chapter 4|20 pages

Prospective Comments on Performance Prediction for Aviation Psychology

ByKevin A. Gluck, Tiffany S. Jastrzembski, Michael A. Krusmark

chapter 5|21 pages

Analysis of Work Dynamics for Objective Function Allocation in Manned Spaceflight Operations

ByMartijn IJtsma, Lanssie M. Ma, Karen M. Feigh, Amy R. Pritchett

section Section III|1 pages


chapter 6|19 pages

A Neuroergonomics Approach to Human Performance in Aviation

ByFrédéric Dehais, Daniel Callan

chapter 7|20 pages

Eye Movements Research in Aviation: Past, Present, and Future

ByLeandro L. Di Stasi, Carolina Diaz-Piedra

chapter 8|18 pages

Human Performance Assessment: Evaluation of Wearable Sensors for Monitoring Brain Activity

ByKurtulus Izzetoglu, Dale Richards

section Section IV|1 pages


chapter 9|14 pages

Cold Bay Alaska Engine Change

ByMichael Hagler

chapter 10|19 pages

Operational Issues in Aviation Psychology

ByKathy Fox, Helena (Reidemar) Cunningham, Michael Hagler, Daniel Handlin, Richard J. Ranaudo

chapter 11|19 pages

Standardized Scenarios for Air Traffic Control Researchers

ByJerry M. Crutchfield, Angel M. Millan