PASSENGER PERCEPTIONS OF THE HELICOPTER: RIDE-QUALITY CONSIDERATIONS

A summary of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration civil helicopter rider-quality research is presented. Three components of the ride-quality problem are discussed: passenger preconditioning; in-flight cabin conditions, such as noise and motion; and flight duration. Passenger anxiety and motivation for flying were studied as potentially important factors influencing perceptions of ride quality. In addition, the relation between these factors and previous flight experience is examined. The relative importance of cabin noise and vibration is determined for a range of noise and vibration combinations, and changes in passenger comfort due to ride improvements are evaluated. The importance of flight duration on ride improvements are evaluated. The importance of flight duration on ride satisfaction is discussed. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 17-22
  • Monograph Title: Transportation ride quality
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00179349
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 030902675X
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 19 1978 12:00AM