A Curve Fitting Method for Evaluating Pilot Operation Quality

  • Li TongEmail author
  • Chi Ying
  • Wu Qian
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 691)


Wind, turbulence, and other environmental interference can affect pilot flight operation quality. Especially in areas where wind is reported all year round, or where seasonal winds obviously change (like in some highlands). Serious situation will interfere with flight landing or taking off. The quality of pilot efforts in reactions to these air flow interference can be assessed. We proposed a curve fitting method that can quantify how stable the pilots control the flights. This method defines the best/perfect flight routes through controlling spline control points in different ways in curve fitting, and then computes the error score according to the difference between actual flight routes and these perfect routes curve fitting found.


Curve fitting B-Spline Control points Flight safety Pilot operation quality Non-linear Regression 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Civil Aviation Management Institute of ChinaBeijingChina
  2. 2.Siemens Healthcare Technology CenterPrincetonUSA

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