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Flight deck automation: Promises and realitiesIssues of flight deck automation are multifaceted and complex. The rapid introduction of advanced computer-based technology onto the flight deck of transport category aircraft has had considerable impact both on aircraft operations and on the flight crew. As part of NASA's responsibility to facilitate an active exchange of ideas and information among members of the aviation community, a NASA/FAA/Industry workshop devoted to flight deck automation, organized by the Aerospace Human Factors Research Division of NASA Ames Research Center. Participants were invited from industry and from government organizations responsible for design, certification, operation, and accident investigation of transport category, automated aircraft. The goal of the workshop was to clarify the implications of automation, both positive and negative. Workshop panels and working groups identified issues regarding the design, training, and procedural aspects of flight deck automation, as well as the crew's ability to interact and perform effectively with the new technology. The proceedings include the invited papers and the panel and working group reports, as well as the summary and conclusions of the conference.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Conference Proceedings
Norman, Susan D.
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA., United States)
Orlady, Harry W.
(Orlady Associates, Inc., Los Gatos CA., United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
September 1, 1989
Subject Category
Aircraft Instrumentation
Report/Patent Number
NAS 1.55:10036
Meeting Information
Meeting: Proceedings of a NASA/FAA/Industry Workshop
Location: Carmel Valley, CA
Country: United States
Start Date: August 1, 1988
End Date: August 4, 1988
Accession Number
Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 505-67-21
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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