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Human factors research in aviation maintenance emphasises methods to evaluate changes toward efficient and safe aircraft maintenance work teams. This paper describes a study for developing a new training, evaluation and research tool: the Aircraft Maintenance Attitude Survey (AMAS). The research addresses initial assessments of internal reliability and validity of the AMAS questionnaire, as well as a preliminary analysis of the results obtained within an aircraft maintenance company in Northern Europe. Taking into account previous studies on team's competency requirements in terms of knowledge, skills and attitudes (KSAs), the AMAS questionnaire measures three different dimensions conceptually and empirically related to Aircraft Maintenance Technicians (AMTs): teamwork attitudes, cognitive styles in team decision making and problem solving processes, as well as perception of communication practices in the work place. Implications for team training needs analysis and team training evaluation measures are discussed.

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Authors: BARANZINI D, JRC Institute for Systems, Informatics and Safety RMDS (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Oral Report delivered at: 3rd International Conference on Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics, Hosted by: Cranfield University, College of Aeronautics, Edinburg (UK), 25-27 October 2000
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