Piloted Simulator Evaluation of Safe Flight Envelope Display Indicators for Loss of Control Avoidance

Thomas Lombaerts, Stefan Schuet, Diana Acosta, John Kaneshige, Kimberlee Shish, Lynne Martin
  • Journal of Guidance Control and Dynamics, April 2017, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
  • DOI: 10.2514/1.g001740

Simulator experiments to evaluate flight envelope boundary indicators for preventing loss of control

What is it about?

Simulator experiments with experienced flight crews have taken place to evaluate new cockpit technologies, which indicate the boundaries of the safe flight envelope. It has been found that these indicators can assist the flight crews in preventing loss of control in flight.

Why is it important?

Loss of control in flight is currently the most important primary cause of accidents in civil aviation. Possible precursors of loss of control are technical malfunctions, external disturbances and loss of situational awareness of the flight crew, all of which can occur alone or combined. The technologies discussed in this paper can assist in preventing this loss of control in flight.

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