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The Emergency and Abnormal Situations Project  (2003)
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Emergency and abnormal situations represent unique challenges in air carrier operations. They are often time critical and complex, and the nature of the underlying problem is sometimes ambiguous. Almost by definition they involve high stress and high workload conditions that require exceptionally high levels of coordination inside and outside of the airplane. Executing emergency and abnormal procedures depends on cognitive processes that are fragile under the combination of high workload, time pressure, and stress. Some procedures are confusing or difficult to complete, and many procedures focus on responding to malfunctioning aircraft systems rather than guiding crews to manage the situation as a whole. Although these procedures must be executed correctly and efficiently when needed in line operations, crews have infrequent opportunity to practice them.
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Abnormal, Aeronautics, Aviation, EAS, Emergency, Situations, Training
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Burian, B. K., Dismukes, R. K., & Barshi, I. (2003). The Emergency and Abnormal Situations Project. In T. McCarthy (Ed.), Proceedings of the ISASI 2003 Conference. August 26-28, 2003. Washington, D.C.
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