Flightdeck Automation Issues: An Aviation Safety Reporting System Analysis.
Technical note Aug 93-Mar 94,
CREW SYSTEM ERGONOMICS INFORMATION ANALYSIS CENTER WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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This document describes an analysis of the Aviation Safety Reporting System ASRS with regards to human factors aspects concerning the implementation of data link into the flightdeck.The ASRS database contains thousands of reports concerning actual or potential deficiencies which may compromise the safety of aviation operations in the National Airspace System NAS. The purpose of this study was twofold first, to provide the Federal Aviation Administration FAA an account of the problems associated with today1s highly automated aircraft and secondly, to report the likelihood that these problems may be exacerbated andor lessened due to the implementation of data link into the flightdeck. Detailed analysis of the ASRS reports yielded four major automation problems, specifically those attributed to the following 1 Automation Failure, 2 Programming Errors, 3 Distraction due to Programming, and 4 Mismanagement and Confusion of Automation Systems. Conclusions are drawn from examining each problem area in order to assess both positive and negative aspects pertinent to the addition of data link on the flightdeck. KAR P. 3
- Commercial and General Aviation
- Computer Systems