The future of aviation and air traffic management (ATM) will have an increased emphasis on efficiency of operations. Safety will always be the most important component of air transportation; therefore, any services provided in the context of ATM must be embedded in an acceptable level of risk. The path to increased efficiency (and safety) is paved by automation.

Automation + Human Performance = System Performance

Automation is a device or system design that supports or executes (partially or fully) a function that was previously, or conceivably could be, carried out (partially or fully) by a human operator and includes new functions in the processes that the automation and human undertake.


This website aims to increase awareness of human performance and automation themes which are critical to maximizing total system performance in a tighly coupled human-automation system.

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