The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Office of Runway Safety is interested in understanding the impact of an airport moving map with ownship position on operational usability and safety. To gather data on the use of this technology, the FAA is sponsoring airlines to equip revenue aircraft with an airport moving map on an Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) and to provide evaluation data to the FAA to help understand the safety impact. Understanding the human factors implications of an airport moving map is a key component of this effort. The FAA, the US DOT Volpe Center, and MITRE CAASD developed a process for gathering human factors feedback on the technologies throughout the operational evaluation using surveys, interviews, and observations. This paper will present the current status of the operational evaluation and the preliminary findings.
& Goh, J.
(2011). Preliminary Human Factors Findings from the Faa Capstone 3 Electronic Flight Bag – Airport Surface Moving Map Operational Evaluation. 16th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, 251-256.