WORKLOAD AND THE CERTIFICATION OF HELICOPTERS FOR IFR OPERATION

A review was made of the Interim Criteria. Federal Aviation Regulations, Advisory Circulars and other pertinent Documents associated with certification of Helicopters for instrument flight. A review of publications pertaining to workload definitions and evaluation, applicable to IFR helicopter operations was accomplished. The report identifies the role of aircrew workload in the IFR certification process and develops a rationale to allow determination of that portion of a pilot's attention and effort available for aircraft control. Performance objectives for required maneuvers are delineated and the interdependence of performance and workload is identified. Workload/performance implications for single and dual pilot IFR operations are reviewed. A series of flight maneuver patterns for use as IFR certification assessment tools is developed. A flying qualities workload evaluation scheme is offered for use in the FAA certification process for IFR approval of helicopters. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    PACER Systems, Incorporated

    1755 South Jefferson Davis Highway
    Arlington, VA  USA 

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Systems R&D Service, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
    ,   USA 
  • Authors:
    • DeLucien, A G
    • Green, D L
    • Jordan, S W
    • Traybar, J J
  • Publication Date: 1979-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 129 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00199075
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: PAR-508-78-3 Final Rpt., FAA-RD-79-64
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FA77WA-3966
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 19 1980 12:00AM