Supporting Situational Awareness on Aviation Pilots: Key Insights Affecting the Use of Electronic Flight Bags Devices

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Abstract

Nowadays, aviation pilots often use tablets or mobile devices, to perform and help navigation flights. This becomes an issue when ab-initio pilots start to use Electronic Flight Bags (EFB) without any proper training during flight school. Some EFB are available to pilots on digital stores who can buy and install this software. Some available products are among others Foreflight, Garmin pilot and Skydemon often used for visual or instrument navigations. The use of these devices in aircrafts with analog instruments can divert the pilot attention from flying the aircraft, to being focused on changing settings with a head-down attitude, losing situational awareness from the remaining flight instruments. This article makes a review of the current body of literature in this area and analyses the accident data of one of the most important databases in accident investigation in aviation. Some findings point to the key insights affecting Situational Awareness and human-machine interaction on pilots using EFB.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation Systems and Technologies
Subtitle of host publicationWorldCIST 2022
EditorsAlvaro Rocha, Hojjat Adeli, Gintautas Dzemyda, Fernando Moreira
PublisherSpringer, Cham
Pages93–101
Number of pages9
Volume2
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-031-04819-7
ISBN (Print)978-3-031-04818-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event10th World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies (WorldCist'22) - Budva, Montenegro
Duration: 12 Apr 202214 Apr 2022
Conference number: 10th

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Networks and Systems
PublisherSpringer
Volume469
ISSN (Print)2367-3370
ISSN (Electronic)2367-3389

Conference

Conference10th World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies (WorldCist'22)
Abbreviated titleWorldCist'22
Country/TerritoryMontenegro
CityBudva
Period12/04/2214/04/22

Keywords

  • Electronic flight bags
  • General Aviation
  • Human Factors

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