The basic criteria of ease of use and rapid failure detection have been applied to general aviation instrument designs. Several suggestions can be made to improve the existing instrument standards by relocating the primary navigation and vertical speed indicators and by including the clock and magnetic compass in the standards. Power supplies for instruments must not be designed to allow a single failure to jeopardize the airplane. The general aviation airplane should have the same degree of care given to instrument and systems design as is given to the transport. In fact, since these airplanes are typically flown by inexperienced pilots and since the systems often do not have redundant components, factors and systems engineering should play even greater roles.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute

    77 Metcalfe Street
    Ottawa 4, ONo,   Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Newman, R I
    • Palmer, G M
  • Publication Date: 1978-5

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  • Accession Number: 00188553
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1979 12:00AM