Before urban air mobility (UAM) flights are safely integrated into the current airspace system, it is necessary to identify and address human factors issues associated with UAM. Various industry and academic institutions are currently exploring a range of different aspects of UAM, such as vehicle concepts, airspace integration, and ground infrastructure, all of which have human factors implications. These human factors issues, which will heavily influence how UAM operations will evolve with growth in demand and autonomous technology, are in need of research. Potential human factors issues include UAM pilot’s trust in automation, situational awareness, visual scanning, decision-making capabilities, as well as workload and stress of pilots, air traffic controllers, and ground personnel, to name a few. This paper aims to examine UAM's current research and identify potential human factors issues in need of future research.
Chauhan, B. B.,
& Carroll, M.
(2021). Human Factors Considerations for Urban Air Mobility. 21st International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, 7-12.