Accession Number : ADA321034

Title :   Innovation of the F-16 Aircraft Engine Maintenance Training Program (Innovatie van het opleidingstraject tot F-16 Motormonteur),

Corporate Author : HUMAN FACTORS RESEARCH INST TNO SOESTERBERG (NETHERLANDS)

Personal Author(s) : VAN Berlo, M. P. ; van den Bosch, K.

PDF Url : ADA321034

Report Date : 05 NOV 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : The Royal Netherlands Air Force has commissioned the TNO Human Factors Research Institute to conduct a study into the innovation of the training of the F-16 engine maintenance technicians. The immediate reason for this research project is the lack of adequate training devices at the Air Force Electronics and Technical School. A first analysis (Schaafstal & Van Berlo, 1996) disclosed a second problem: an inadequate attunement between the contents of the training course and the skills required by the Air Force bases. In order to tackle the identified problems, the tasks of the F-16 engine maintenance technicians are subjected to a thorough analysis. The results will be used to develop functional specifications of the required training devices and to redesign the training course. Chapter 2 reports the methods and results of the task analysis. For each of the work sites, tasks and tools are inventoried. An important finding is that the various work sites require very different skills from the F-16 engine maintenance technician. The results allow certain recommendations for innovating the training course. The task analysis is described in a separate report (Van Berlo, Van den Bosch, Kanis & Zwartscholten, 1996), that has been issued together with the present one. The results of the task analysis have been used as input for investigating what new learning aids are needed for proper training of the maintenance technician. The general and specific instructional arguments for the postulated functional requirements of these learning aids are reported in chapters 4 and 5. For each of the proposed learning aids, it is indicated what type of learning goals can be achieved.

Descriptors :   *JOB TRAINING, *AIRCRAFT ENGINES, *NETHERLANDS, *MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL, *AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, *AVIATION TECHNICIANS, REQUIREMENTS, ELECTRONICS, SCHOOLS, TRAINING, TRAINING DEVICES, SPECIFICATIONS, SITES, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, AIR FORCE FACILITIES, COURSES(EDUCATION), AIRPORTS, LEARNING.

Subject Categories : Attack and Fighter Aircraft
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

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