A Study of Crew Error on the Interface Between Passive Side Stick and Electronic Flight Control System in Cockpit of Civil Aircraft

  • Zhang YinboEmail author
  • Zhu Yao
  • Zhou Yang
  • Lu Shasha
  • Meng Hua
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1204)


CS 25.1302 requires that, to the extent practicable, installed equipment must enable the flight crew to manage errors resulting from the kinds of flight crew interactions with the equipment that can be reasonably expected in service, assuming the flight crew is acting in good faith. According to this requirement, civil aircraft design should consider human factor influence on the human-machine interface between systems. The purpose of crew error analysis in aircraft design is to identify the possible mistakes which are made by flight crew during their operation on equipment in the cockpit and to find the root cause of any possible incidents, in order to take proper measures for mistake prevention or fault-tolerance. This thesis proposed a new method for a dedicated design of a civil aircraft, using this method, this thesis identified the crew errors related to human factors, analyzed the cause and consequences of the crew errors, and proposed proper measure that can be taken to prevent the mistakes.


Human factor Crew error Side stick Electronic flight control system 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhang Yinbo
    • 1
    Email author
  • Zhu Yao
    • 1
  • Zhou Yang
    • 1
  • Lu Shasha
    • 1
  • Meng Hua
    • 1
  1. 1.COMAC ShangHai Aircraft Design and Research InstituteShanghaiChina

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