Of utmost importance in the aviation industry is the ability for professionals to work well in a team and understand the intersections of positions for safe operations. In an effort to enhance the understanding of teamwork and communication, senior-level undergraduate aerospace students are currently participating in a NASA funded replica of an airline Flight Operations Center of a regional airline. Students from six aerospace specializations interactively complete a simulated work shift playing roles of aircraft dispatchers, pilots, ramp controllers, maintenance technicians, crew schedulers, and weather briefers. Surveys were collected from Subject matter Experts (SME), and the data statistically analyzed to determine areas of significant agreement. As a result, criterion measures were developed to assess the degree of accuracy and similarity of tasks mental models, as well as positional and interpositional knowledge.
Georgiou, A. M.,
Littlepage, G. E.,
& Henslee, J. A.
(2011). Development of Criterion Measures to Assess Interpositional Knowledge and Task Mental Models. 16th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, 597-602.