Accession Number : ADA255812
Title : Aircraft Command in Emergency Situations (ACES). Phase 1: Concept Development
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : BOEING COMMERCIAL AIRPLANE CO SEATTLE WA
Personal Author(s) : Reynolds, Thomas L ; Grimstad, Gregory E ; Anderson, Charles D
Report Date : Apr 1991
Pagination or Media Count : 136
Abstract : This contract study defined two conceptual approaches for an advanced smoke/fire detection system for commercial passenger jet aircraft that would provide for accurate, timely guidance to the flight crew for their use in responding to possible and/or actual inflight smoke and fire events within the pressurized fuselage. The motivation for this work has been the computerization of the modern commercial jet aircraft flight deck, the evolution toward the two- man crew, and documented times taken to locate and implement the appropriate emergency procedure. The primary objective of the ACES system concepts are to provide the capability to reduce the time required for the flight deck crew to make a decision to land the aircraft.
Descriptors : *EMERGENCIES , *FIRE DETECTORS , DETECTION , AIRCRAFT , COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT , CONTRACTS , FLIGHT CREWS , TIME , SMOKE , FLIGHT , CREWS , FUSELAGES , SAFETY , INFLIGHT , GUIDANCE , WORK , MOTIVATION , PASSENGER AIRCRAFT , APPROACH , FLIGHT DECKS , JET AIRCRAFT , SHIP DECKS , EVACUATION
Subject Categories : Aircraft
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE