Comparison of pilot recovery and response times in two types of cockpits

Vishal Hiremath, Robert W. Proctor, Richard O. Fanjoy, Robert G. Feyen, John P. Young

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4 Scopus citations

Abstract

According to general aviation manufacturers, all aircraft rolling off the assembly line are or will be equipped with next-generation electronic flight instrument cockpits, called 'glass' cockpits. Because most pilots were trained with older analog displays, it becomes imperative to find out what human factors issues the pilots will encounter when they transition to glass displays. A comparative study was carried out in a general aviation aircraft simulator between instrumentation of the type used in conventional and glass cockpits for recovery from unusual attitudes. Glass displays showed longer recovery time than round-dial displays. Low-time pilots judged analog displays as more usable than glass displays. Suggestions are made to design a hybrid display of round dial and vertical tapes as well as examine unusual attitude training methods more closely.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHuman Interface and the Management of Information
Subtitle of host publicationInformation and Interaction - Symposium on Human Interface 2009, Held as Part of HCI International 2009, Proceedings
Pages766-775
Number of pages10
EditionPART 2
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
EventHuman Interface and the Management of Information: Information and Interaction - Symposium on Human Interface 2009, Held as Part of HCI International 2009, Proceedings - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Jul 19 2009Jul 24 2009

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 2
Volume5618 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

OtherHuman Interface and the Management of Information: Information and Interaction - Symposium on Human Interface 2009, Held as Part of HCI International 2009, Proceedings
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period7/19/097/24/09

Keywords

  • Analog displays
  • Aviation
  • Digital displays
  • Displays
  • Glass cockpits

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