Accession Number : ADA304585

Title :   Human Factors in Aviation Maintenance. Phase 5. Progress Report.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Apr 94-Mar 95,

Corporate Author : GALAXY SCIENTIFIC CORP ATLANTA GA

Personal Author(s) : Shepherd, William T.

PDF Url : ADA304585

Report Date : JAN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 285

Abstract : The fifth phase of research on human factors in aviation maintenance continued to look at the human's role in the aviation maintenance system via investigations, demonstrations, and evaluations of the research program outputs. This report describes the following areas: (Ch. 2) PENS mobile computing software for FAA inspectors; (Ch. 3) STAR computer-based training for aviation regulations; (Ch. 4) HIS digital documentation systems, a hypertext multimedia software system; (Ch. 5) software/hardware distribution on the Internet; (Ch. 6) human factors program reviewing human performance issues associated with inspection; (Ch. 7) human factors audit program providing a valid tool for evaluating human factors in maintenance tasks; (Ch. 8) a study of how the design of workcards affects their use and the subsequent potential for error; (Ch. 9) the process of visual inspection and evaluation measuring visual inspection performance; (Ch. 10) a battery of mechanical aptitude tests, a simulated NDI task, and the ability of the tests to predict performance; (Ch. 11) the results of a report on an evaluation of a teamwork training program in a FAR 147 school; and (Ch. 12) ARAC rule changes and impending rule changes.

Descriptors :   *MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, *AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE, *HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, OUTPUT, DIGITAL SYSTEMS, MEASUREMENT, TRAINING, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), DISTRIBUTION, HUMANS, TEAMS(PERSONNEL), AERONAUTICS, MOBILE, VISUAL INSPECTION, VISUAL PERCEPTION, COMPUTER AIDED INSTRUCTION, DATA LINKS, REGULATIONS, APTITUDE TESTS, VIEWERS, COOPERATION, STARS, NONLINEAR PROGRAMMING, TEXT PROCESSING, OFFICE EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES, AUDITING.

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE