The “Electronic Copilot,” a Human Factors Approachto Pilot Assistance 1999-01-5539
The paper leverages the lessons drawn from the French military Electronic Copilot (EC) Program for future civil applications.
The “Electronic Copilot” (EC) program involved applying unique human factors concepts to the area of knowledge based systems (KBS). A first section of the paper reviews these concepts and their integration into preliminary design. The EC explanatory program is now in its final stage.
Project pros and cons are reviewed with regards to human factors and technical concepts, industry maturity, portability to civil aviation and certification issues.