You have been tasked with developing a basic cockpit design for a new aircraft (light, corporate, or commercial...your choice). Analyze, evaluate, and discuss what factors you should first consider in the initial design and layout of cockpit instrumentation, and what human factors principles you need to address (placement, information display and readability, crew safety, etc.). Finally, address how this cockpit layout and design can aid the flight crew’s situational awareness. As always, support your work with a reliable source(s).
Analyze and evaluate the ergonomics and human factors design principles you have learned in this module, and then creatively apply them to aviation maintenance operations. How can these principles be employed to improve the safety of maintenance operations? How can a safer maintenance operation in turn result in a safer flight operation? As always, support your work with a reliable source(s).