AFI 11-301 VOL 1
AIRCREW FLIGHT EQUIPMENT (AFE) PROGRAM
|Publication Date:||25 February 2009|
Provide USAF aircrew safe and effective aircrew flight equipment and programs to increase aircrew performance. Protect and sustain human life during flight operations. Prepare aircrew and passengers to survive, affect their rescue, and return to duty if forced to abandon their aircraft during an emergency. Provide aircrew protection from effects of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) weapons.
Increase combat capability of the total weapon system by enhancing and maximizing the performance and survivability of the aircrew.
Reduce injuries and increase survival rates by providing aircrew and passengers with the best equipment available through new technologies, system training, and quality system maintenance.
Identify requirements for modernization and new equipment by analyzing: customervalidated operational requirements, operational deficiencies, USAF suggestions and recommendations, Air Force Technical Order (TO) improvement reports, aircraft mishap investigation and safety report recommendations, and joint developmental programs from other Department of Defense (DoD) agencies.
Train aircrew and passengers to use their Aircrew Flight Equipment (AFE) in a manner that reinforces recall during emergency situations. Training should be accomplished using training equipment that mirrors operational equipment and realistic scenarios, in which aircrew and passengers are likely to encounter. Realistic training will ensure aircrew and passengers have confidence in their equipment and increase their ability to use it.
Train and qualify AFE personnel (Air Force Specialty Code [AFSC] 1P0X1) to maintain AFE in optimum condition and to conduct Aircrew Flight Equipment Continuation Training (AFECT). Provide units the suitable resources to perform optimal equipment maintenance.
Conduct aircraft mishap safety investigations and analysis where AFE is involved IAW AFI 91-204, Safety Investigations and Reports.