Accession Number : ADA294752

Title :   Current Issues in the Design and Information Content of Instrument Approach Charts.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. for period ending Nov 90,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE AERONAUTICAL SYSTEMS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Hansman, R. J., Jr. ; Mykityshyn, Mark

PDF Url : ADA294752

Report Date : MAR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 74

Abstract : This report documents an analysis and interview effort conducted to identify common operational errors made using current Instrument Approach Plates (IAP), Standard Terminal Arrival Route (STAR) charts, Standard Instrument Departure (SID) charts, and the preferences of pilots regarding current chart format designs. In addition, pilot preferences or comments relevant to the presentation of IAP information in advanced electronic format were solicited and noted. The analysis included data from prior studies and a variety of accident, incident, and operational error databases. Representatives from flight operation user groups and charting organizations were interviewed to gain insight into operational errors, pilot preferences and the factors which influence chart design. The IAP user groups interviewed consisted primarily of training centers and individuals representing the full spectrum of IAP users (General Aviation, Corporate Aviation, Air Taxi Part 135 Operators, and Air Carrier Part 121 Operators). Cartographic organizations interviewed included Jeppesen Sanderson Inc., NOAA and the FAA. For comparison, a non-US based Carrier and chart provider (KLM) was queried by mail.

Descriptors :   *PLATES, *INSTRUMENTATION, *AIR TRANSPORTATION, *INSTRUMENT LANDINGS, DATA BASES, ELECTRONICS, ORGANIZATIONS, FOREIGN, CORPORATIONS, TRAINING, PILOTS, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, AERONAUTICS, SPECTRA, FLIGHT, ERRORS, FORMATS, USER NEEDS, MAPPING, CHARTS, POSTAL SERVICE, APPROACH.

Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities
      Flight Control and Instrumentation
      Theoretical Mathematics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE