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Project ID: 10968
Funded under: FP5-GROWTH
Country: Germany

Experimental validation of the ESSAI training solution

The goal of this work package was to conduct a full-scale training experiment with the ESSAI training solution to evaluate its effectiveness on developing pilots' behavioural strategies in specific and crew performance in general as safety enhancing factors.

Following the identification of factors and strategies for effective Situation Awareness (SA) and Threat Management (TM) by means of flight-crew surveys and analysis of accidents and incident scenarios a training solution had been designed consisting of an awareness phase with computer-based instruction, an interactive tactical decision game designed to practice new behavioural strategies, simulator training with two LOS scenarios, and a facilitated debriefing. In a pre-post design with an experimental (N=16 active airline pilots) and a control group (N=16 active airline pilots), training effects were analyzed using different SA/TM measures like self- and peer-ratings, behaviour observations, and questionnaires.

Findings of this training experiment indicate that the ESSAI training tools have a significant impact on SA measures while TM measures remained stable or showed only slight increases. The reports provide several innovative measures for SA and TM as well as empirical evidence for the effectiveness of different training modules to enhance SA and TM. This information can guide other training experts or training institutions in the design of modular training approaches for non-technical skills.

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