Cognitive readiness denotes the skills and attributes that underpin performance in cognitively demanding, complex and resource-limited environments. In the last two decades research into cognitive readiness has predominantly followed two routes – proposing theoretical frameworks outlining underpinning concepts or exploring methods of measuring cognitive readiness as a state. The conceptual route presents some challenges to those who wish to use cognitive readiness within CRM/NTS based observational frameworks, primarily due to the significant overlap that proposed cognitive readiness components have with other established NTS.

This strand of research builds on the cognitive readiness skill encompassed within the HeliNOTS system, and applies that skill to other industries.