Much of the work of pilots, flight attendants, air traffic controllers, aircraft mechanics, and flight operations center personnel is done in teams and coordination within and between teams is required. This is the first in a five-article series discussing theory and research relating to teamwork in aviation. This article presents a comprehensive model of teamwork in aviation. It builds on leading teamwork theories and integrates other aviation-relevant constructs such as decision making, technology, and culture. All components of the model have been extensively supported in the general team literature, but the extent of aviation-specific research varies considerably across constructs. Additional articles in this series examine the various components in greater detail.
Littlepage, G. E.,
Hein, M. B.,
& Georgiou, A. M.
(2021). What We Know About Teamwork and Multiteam Coordination in Aviation: Overview Model. 64th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, 409-413.