Electronic charting technology is evolving from “fixed” raster-based charts to data-driven charts, in which information elements shown on the chart can be reconfigured during flight. Specifically, we were interested in identifying a set of minimum information requirements for a concept in which pilots brief with a fixed chart showing all information elements but then fly with an electronic chart, which may or may not include all the information elements that were briefed. Two hundred twenty-nine pilots rated the importance of information elements shown on four different types of aeronautical charts. We analyzed the data using one-way chi-square tests to identify a criticality “level” for each information element. This information was then used to identify a “minimum set.” This paper presents an overview of the findings.
Jaworksi, J. M.,
& Swider, C.
(2019). Pilot Information Needs for Electronic Data-Driven Charts. 20th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, 301-306.