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Special Issue "Aviation Safety 2021"
A special issue of Safety (ISSN 2313-576X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2021) | Viewed by 10744
Special Issue Editors
Interests: aircraft accident investigation; human factors; safety management systems; safety management of wildlife hazards to aviation
Interests: fatigue in collegiate aviation; flight training and education; safety management systems
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Special Issue Information
It is with great pleasure that we invite you to contribute to this Special Issue of Safety, with an emphasis on Aviation Safety.
Aircraft design and reliability, as well as pilots’ education and training, have steadily and significantly improved in the last 25 years. Nevertheless, high-profile accidents still occur, even when the aircraft and related systems are operating adequately. Controlled flight into terrain, runway incursions and excursion accidents, and loss of control in flight are examples of mishaps in which inadequate decision-making, poor leadership, faulty human–automation interactions, ineffective communication, and organizational factors are frequently cited as contributing factors. In fact, human factors have been cited as a causal factor in approximately 80% of aircraft accidents. Overall, aviation is at its safest time; nevertheless, if the accident rate is to be decreased, issues in aviation associated with human factors must be better understood, and this knowledge needs to be more broadly and proactively applied.
This Special Issue of Safety offers scholars and aviation professionals an opportunity to present the latest advancements in the development of interventions, technologies, and tools specially designed for the enhancement of human performance from a human factors perspective. Papers that fit into the following broad categories will be considered:
- Aviation safety;
- Safety management;
- Human-machine interactions;
- Fatigue identification and management;
- Evidence-based training;
- Aircraft accident investigation.
Dr. Flavio Mendonca
Dr. Julius Keller
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Safety is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.