Human Engineering Considerations for Design and Implementation of Perspective Flight Guidance Displays
|Publication Date:||1 January 2005|
The document focuses on perspective flight displays with or without guidance and is intended for flight deck display applications. Further, this document does not directly address the presence or absence of background information, e.g., synthetic and/or enhanced imagery. Such issues are addressed in a separate E/SVS document. Since this document provides recommendations, the guidance is provided in the form of "should" statements as opposed to the "shall" statements that appear in standards and regulations. When "shall" statements are used, the regulation or standard is referenced (where applicable).
The purpose of this document is to set forth the recommendations of SAE Committee G-10 Perspective Flight Display Subcommittee relative to the requirements for design and implementation of electronic perspective predictive flight display information systems for use as a primary flight display, which may or may not also use synthetic or enhanced imagery in its background. These recommendations are intended to be intuitive and easily interpretable to minimize confusion, distraction and fatigue, thereby reducing crew workload and increasing crew performance, efficiency, safety and reducing factors detrimental to flight safety. In arriving at these recommendations the committee carefully reviewed the layouts of modern commercial and military aircraft, developmental tiltrotor flight deck/cockpit layouts, the recommendations and requirements of the Federal Aviation Administration Aircraft and Rotorcraft Certification Branches, the Avionics Branch, and the requirements of commercial operators and aircraft/avionics original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). In cases where conflicting opinions existed, suitable compromises were made.