Accession Number : ADA297123

Title :   Flightdeck Automation Issues: An Aviation Safety Reporting System Analysis.

Descriptive Note : Technical note Aug 93-Mar 94,

Corporate Author : CREW SYSTEM ERGONOMICS INFORMATION ANALYSIS CENTER WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Rehmann, Albert ; Neumeier, Mark ; Mitman, Robert ; Reynolds, Michael

PDF Url : ADA297123

Report Date : JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 168

Abstract : This document describes an analysis of the Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS) with regards to human factors aspects concerning the implementation of data link into the flightdeck.The ASRS database contains thousands of reports concerning actual or potential deficiencies which may compromise the safety of aviation operations in the National Airspace System (NAS). The purpose of this study was twofold: first, to provide the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) an account of the problems associated with today1s highly automated aircraft; and secondly, to report the likelihood that these problems may be exacerbated and/or lessened due to the implementation of data link into the flightdeck. Detailed analysis of the ASRS reports yielded four major automation problems, specifically those attributed to the following: (1) Automation Failure, (2) Programming Errors, (3) Distraction due to Programming, and (4) Mismanagement and Confusion of Automation Systems. Conclusions are drawn from examining each problem area in order to assess both positive and negative aspects pertinent to the addition of data link on the flightdeck. (KAR) P. 3

Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, *REPORTS, *AVIATION SAFETY, *DATA LINKS, *FLIGHT DECKS, DATA BASES, AUTOMATION, AIRCRAFT, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, FAILURE, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, AERONAUTICS, ERRORS, DEFICIENCIES.

Subject Categories : Commercial and General Aviation
      Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE