Accession Number : ADA302250

Title :   Flightdeck Crew Alerting 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 ; Mitman, Robert D. ; Neumeier, Mark ; Reynolds, Michael C.

PDF Url : ADA302250

Report Date : OCT 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 121

Abstract : This document describes an analysis of the Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS) database regarding flightdeck crew alerting deficiencies. The ASRS database contains thousands of reports concerning actual or potential deficiencies, which may compromise the safety of aviation operations in the National Aviation System. This analysis searched the ASRS database for incidents of flight technical errors resulting from confusion1 distraction, or annoyance associated with the sounds and lights present in the cockpit. The analysis of the ASRS reports produced six major crew alerting problem areas: (1) Distraction of Alerts; (2) Missed Alerts; (3) Lack of Alerts; (4) Alert Inhibit Logic; (5) Non-distinguishable Alerts; and (6) Multiple Alerts. These problem areas resulted in a variety of flight technical errors, such as altitude and heading deviations, attention deviations, and aborted takeoffs. The crew alerting problems indicated in the ASRS reports are examined in detail, and any pertinence to the design of the Data Link system is concluded.

Descriptors :   *FLIGHT CREWS, *HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, *MAN COMPUTER INTERFACE, *AVIATION SAFETY, DATA BASES, COCKPITS, REPORTS, AERONAUTICS, FLIGHT, ERRORS, DEFICIENCIES, SAFETY, TAKEOFF, DATA LINKS, ATTENTION, WARNING SYSTEMS.

Subject Categories : Commercial and General Aviation
      Cybernetics
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE