Accession Number : ADA188723

Title :   Report of Safety Survey: Human Integration of Approach Charts.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : MIDWEST SYSTEMS RESEARCH INC DAYTON OH

Personal Author(s) : Cox, William J ; Connor, C W

PDF Url : ADA188723

Report Date : May 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 201

Abstract : This report provides results of a safety survey conducted among pilots associated with U.S. military (USAF) and civil flight operations. The objective of the survey was to determine the scope of a previously identified safety issue: The need to establish formal human performance criteria for the development and evaluation of instrument approach procedures and charts. A total of 1,037 (from 6,000 distributed) survey forms were completed by pilots and returned for a review of the answers and volunteered comments to thirty survey questions. These questions related to the following terminal instrument flight procedures and charting topics: Information Requirements; Terrain and Obstruction; Runway Information Location, Symbology, and Packaging. The study provides six recommendations which address the need to: 1) structure approach plate chart design to provide information in an order consistent with the operational needs of the pilot, 2) establish a system to provide the status of issues requiring consideration and track progress of developments relating to the issues, 3) make use of technical committees to provide a structure within which interested parties can participate and make contributions to the improvement of approach charting, 4) implement a flight simulator activity to evaluate candidate approach charting features and the evaluation of their use in electronic displays, 5) seek improved integration and standardization of all terminal area flight procedure charting, and 6) develop candidate options for the improvement of the utility of the physical documents.

Descriptors :   *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), *PILOTS, *AVIATION SAFETY, APPROACH, CHARTS, CIVIL AFFAIRS, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, FLIGHT, FLIGHT SIMULATORS, FORMS(PAPER), INFORMATION PROCESSING, INSTRUMENT FLIGHT, INSTRUMENT LANDINGS, INTEGRATION, PACKAGING, REQUIREMENTS, RUNWAYS, SAFETY, SURVEYS, SYMBOLS, TERRAIN, AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL TERMINAL AREAS, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, CIVIL AVIATION, NAVIGATIONAL AIDS, ARRIVAL

Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE