Delivering The Right Stuff: How The Airlines Evolution In Human Factors Delivered Safety And Operational Excellence (eBook)
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Tom Wolfes 1979s novel, The Right Stuff, highlighted how seven test pilots were picked to be part of the Mercury Project. In Wolfes book, he documents the enormous risk that these men took to push the envelope and deliver America to be the first on the moon. These men were chosen because of their mental and physical toughnessthey were chosen because they had the right stuff. As the space and aviation industries matured, they quickly learned that relying on men and women to have the right stuff does not work. Several high profile fatal airline accidents led to the creation of a new termHuman Factors. Delivering the Right Stuff examines the airline industrys investigations into Human Factors and details how key findings from aircraft accidents shaped its acceptance of pilot error. It is an evolution that delivered transferrable frontline tools that forged a foundation for safety and operational excellence.