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High-Fidelity Task Analysis Identifying the Needs of Future Cockpits Featuring Single Pilot Operation with Large Transport Airplanes

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Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics (HCII 2023)

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This paper presents a high-fidelity task analysis. It examines the actions of the Standard Operating Procedures which are jointly conducted by the pilot flying and pilot monitoring when operating a large airplane, e.g. an Airbus A320. The analysis of the activities considers the aviate, navigate, communicate and manage relationship, sequential and parallel execution, the related interface and information. The bottom up approach also investigates, how todays multi pilot operations concepts, like the task share of the two pilots, cross-checks or the four-eyes principle are implemented. Based on that, a possible reassignment of actions was made towards enabling single pilot operation with a large airplane supported by an enhanced assistance. The paper describes the research context, current regulations of multi pilot and single pilot operation, related work, the method and an insight to major results. The depicted results and needs for future developments enabling single pilot operation with large airplanes were discussed.

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Ebrecht, L. (2023). High-Fidelity Task Analysis Identifying the Needs of Future Cockpits Featuring Single Pilot Operation with Large Transport Airplanes. In: Harris, D., Li, WC. (eds) Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics. HCII 2023. Lecture Notes in Computer Science(), vol 14018. Springer, Cham.

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