Accession Number : ADP002719

Title :   Certification Experience with Methods for Minimum Crew Demonstration,


Personal Author(s) : Speyer,J. J. ; Fort,A.

Report Date : OCT 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : The present evolution in aircraft cockpit technology and automation has created a significant challenge as it puts more emphasis on the human component of the man-machine system. The safety, reliability and efficiency of both current and future aircraft cockpits indeed require the proper integration of man, machine and procedures. Human factors is therefore becoming more actively involved in both engineering and design on one hand and flight test and certification on the other. While its role had largely been informal and unsystematic in the past, it has recently received more rigorous attention and consideration. This paper discusses AIRBUS INDUSTRIE's human factors involvement in flight tests and certification with the double objective of checking functional effectiveness of the man-machine system and human welfare in its utilization process. The crew complement question prompted the consideration of workload for which Airworthiness Regulations provide a set of design-related, operational and human factors parameters. The rule on Minimum Flight Crew, FAA's FAR 25. 1523 and its Appendix D became effective in 1965 after an industry-wide consultation that included flight deck unions. This effectively coincided with the advent of the first two-man crew commercial jet aircraft.

Descriptors :   *Jet aircraft, *Aviation safety, *Aviation accidents, *Human factors engineering, *Man machine systems, *Flight control systems, *Flight crews, Flight testing, Performance(Engineering), Performance(Human), Cockpits, Instrument panels, Reliability, Efficiency, Workplace layout, Workload, Man computer interface, Management information systems, Quantitative analysis, Resource management, Guidance, Navigation, Symposia, Conferencing(Communications), Information exchange, Technology transfer

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE