Total Aircrew Workload Study for the AMST. Volume II. Comm/Nav Description
Final rept. Mar 76-Nov 77
BUNKER-RAMO CORP WESTLAKE VILLAGE CA ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS DIV
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There is a growing realization within the USAF that state of the art crew systems may allow cost effective reductions in crew complements. The present study, titled the Total Aircrew Workload Study TAWS addresses the minimum crew complement required and conceptually, the crew systems required to support the minimum crew of an Advanced Medium STOL Transport AMST in the accomplishment of the tactical transport mission. The study involved the simulation of a total tactical airlift mission which was flow by operational C-130 tactical airlift aircrews in order to further refine crew complement and crew system concepts established in earlier mockup studies. The results of this study indicate that two pilots, a loadmaster and a crew chief type additional crew member can fly the total AMST mission if provided with adequate state of the art crew system capabilities, as identified in this report.