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Tahlia graduated from the School of Aviation with a Bachelor of Aviation (Air Transport Pilot) and more recently with a Post-Graduate Diploma in Aviation. She currently works for Air New Zealand as a Senior Safety Specialist for Airline Operations and Safety.
Cleared to Disconnect? An Exploratory Study of the Interaction between Airline Pilots and Maintenance Engineers: Identification of barriers to Effective Interpersonal Communication and the Associated Impact on Airline Operations.
This study focuses on the relatively unexplored relationship between pilots and engineers. Historically, research has focused on intra-group communication between flight crew i.e. captain and first officer CRM, and inter-group communication studies tend to be conducted between pilots/cabin crew or pilots/ATC. This thesis utilises both qualitative and quantitative methods to analyze communication as well as wider social-psychological barriers between airline pilots and line maintenance engineers.
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Last updated on Tuesday 16 August 2016