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Experimental Investigation of Typical Aircraft Field Performance Versus Predicted Performance Targets

Abstract This thesis explores the human factors effects pilots have when controlling the aircraft during the takeoff phase of flight. These variables come into play in the transitory phase from ground roll to flight, and in the initiation of procedures to abort a takeoff during the ground run. The FAA provides regulations for manufacturers and operators to follow, ensuring safe manufacture of aircraft and pilots that fly without endangering the passengers; however, details regarding accounting of piloting variability are lacking. Creation of a numerical simulation allowed for the controlled variation of isolated piloting procedures in order to evaluate effects on field performance. Reduced rotation rates and delayed reaction times were found to ... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Wood, Donald Leland (Author) / Takahashi, Timothy T (Advisor) / Niemczyk, Mary (Advisor) / Files, Greg (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Engineering / Aerospace engineering / Systems science / Aircraft Field Performance / Aircrew / Dispatch / Human Factors / Operations / Takeoff Performance
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 89 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Human Systems Engineering 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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