Requirements for a Revised Syllabus to Train Pilots in the Use of Advanced Flight Deck Automation

The UK Civil Aviation Authority has recently commissioned a study to review concerns that pilots of highly automated aircraft rely so much on the use of automation that they may respond inappropriately to problems when the automated systems fail or are in error. The research identified a gap between the procedural knowledge required to operate highly automated aircraft and the level of declarative and procedural knowledge which is provided by current training processes. The requirements to address this gap are identified and a proposed structure for training on highly automated aircraft is presented. This revised automation training syllabus would provide the required knowledge, but in a manner building directly upon the existing basic flying skills and procedural knowledge acquired by pilots in their earliest stages of training. This approach treats automation as a tool by which the aircraft is flown, rather than as an aircraft management system.


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  • Accession Number: 01091372
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 16 2008 12:03PM