Working situation in the cockpit with Dual Threshold Operation
The goal of the studies is to research the impact of Dual Threshold Operation on the landing procedure at the southern runway of Frankfurt Airport from a pilot’s point of view. In order to do that, pilots were doing landing maneuvers in the A330/A340 simulator of the Center for Flight simulation Berlin ( ZFB) at the University of Technology, Berlin. The effects of using HALS/DTOP on the labor situation of the pilots were assessed both subjectively and objectively. The crews were asked to carry out the landing maneuver under medium or high load with varying sight conditions onto the different thresholds of the southern runway. In the final approach phase, the behavior ( including gazes) of the pilots were logged and the physiological strain was measured. The subjective assessment of the concept and the subjective load on them was subsequently inquired. The data was related to the measured flight values of the simulated airplane as well as the input of the pilots at the flight regulation task.
The results of this study are used to evaluate the new approach procedure regarding its impact on load and acceptance from the pilots. Especially the recognizability of the beaconing and the flyability of the new procedure were in the center of attention.
Client: Fraport AG
Project partners: University of Technology Berlin, Institute for Aeronautics and Space