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Investigation on cumulative psycho-physiological effects on flight crews
The DLR (German Aerospace Center) Insitute for Aerospace Medicine has been working on questions concerning the stress and work-load of flight crews for several years. Until now only single ciculations have been examined medically for different reasons. The effects during a longer period of time (mulitple lags over 1-2 month) have not been considered so far.
Stress and Fatigue in the 2-Man Cockpit
The development of new models of aicraft for extremely long nonstop flights and the redesigning of the cockpit due to the employment of modern technologies ("glass cockpit") as well as the simultaneous reduction of the number of crew members (two-man cockpit) lead to special demands on the pilots.
Investigation of the operability of noise-optimised approaches by pilots
Within the research area „Quiet Traffic“ a new approach procedure was examined with respect to flight safety and acceptance by pilots. Two procedures – a standard approach (LDLP) and a procedure that was further noise-optimised (SCDA) – were compared in two full-flight simulators (A320 and A330)
Stress and Strain in Cabin Crews
In co-operation with the Deutsche Lufthhansa AG (and supported by the Federal Ministry of Transportation and the Academy of Flight Medicine), the work stress and strain on 44 members of the cabin crew of the transmeridian flight route Frankfurt (Main) - San Francisco - Frankfurt (Main) (9 time zones) was examined aero-medically
Stress and Fatigue in Helicopter Pilots of the Air Rescue Services
The helicopter based emergency medical services operate between sunrise and sundown, implicating up to 15.5 h duty time for helicopter pilots during summer time. Here, it is possible for the hours of flight duty to reach the prescribed limits or to even exceed them - particularly with high frequencies of operations.
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