NASA AVIATION SAFETY REPORTING SYSTEM
Reports describing various types of communication problems are presented along with summaries dealing with judgment and decision making. Concerns relating to the ground proximity warning system are summarized and several examples of true terrain proximity warnings are provided. An analytic study of reports relating to profile descents was performed. Problems were found to be associated with charting and graphic presentation of the descents, with lack of uniformity of the descent procedures among facilities using them, and with the flight crew workload engendered by profile descents, particularly when additional requirements are interposed by air traffic control during the execution of the profiles. A selection of alert bulletins and responses to them were reviewed.
- Subm-Prepared in Cooperation with Battelle Columbus Labs., Mountain View, Calif.
Ames Research CenterNational Aeronautics and Space Administration
Moffett Field, CA United States 94035
- Publication Date: 1978-4
- Pagination: 62 p.
- TRT Terms: Air traffic control; Air transportation; Approach; Aviation safety; Communication; Crash avoidance systems; Decision making; Descent; Flight crews; Landing; Reports
- Identifier Terms: National Aviation System
- Uncontrolled Terms: Aircraft safety; Reporting methods
- Old TRIS Terms: Aircraft communication; Aircraft landing; Early warning systems; Flight rules; Ground truth
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Operations and Traffic Management; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00181684
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-TM-78476
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Oct 31 1979 12:00AM