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Advanced Cockpit for Reduction Of StreSs and workload

Advanced Cockpit for Reduction Of StreSs and workload

Objective

Outstanding safety level of air transport is partly due to the two pilots standard. However situations where difficult flight conditions, system failures or cockpit crew incapacitation lead to peak workload conditions.The amount of information and actions to process may then exceed the crew capacity. Systems alleviating crew workload would improve safety.

ACROSS Advanced Cockpit for Reduction of StreSs and workload - will develop new applications and HMI in a cockpit concept for all crew duties from gate to gate. Human factors, safety and certification will drive this approach. The new system will balance the crew capacity and the demand on crew resource.

ACROSS workload gains will be assessed by pilots and experts. A Crew Monitoring environment will monitor physiological and behavioural parameters to assess workload and stress levels of pilots. A new indicator will consolidate flight situation and aircraft status into an indicator of the need for crew resource. If this need becomes higher than available crew resource, cockpit applications and systems will adapt to the new situation :
a) Decision support: cockpit interfaces will adapt to focus crew on needed actions,
b) Prioritisation: non-critical applications/information will be muted in favor of critical elements,
c) Progressive automation: crew actions not directly relevant with the situation will be automated,
d) Decision sharing: in case of persistent crisis situation, an automatic information link with the ground will be established to further assist the crew.

In extreme situation where both pilots are incapacitated, further steps will be:
a) Full automation: measures to maintain the aircraft on a safe trajectory, then reroute to nearest airport and autoland.
b) Decision handling: mechanisms allowing ground crew to remotely fly the aircraft.

ACROSS groups a large team of key European stakeholders. They are committed to deliver innovation in the field of air transport safety.

Coordinator

THALES AVS FRANCE SAS

Address

75-77 Avenue Marcel Dassault
33700 Merignac

France

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 2 889 953,75

Administrative Contact

Sonia Wassilieff (Mrs.)

Participants (35)

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SELEX GALILEO SPA

Italy

AIRBUS OPERATIONS SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 1 347 631

DASSAULT AVIATION

France

EU Contribution

€ 493 150

BAE SYSTEMS (OPERATIONS) LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 674 870

STICHTING NATIONAAL LUCHT- EN RUIMTEVAARTLABORATORIUM

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 2 389 913

DEEP BLUE SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 1 545 500

Jeppesen GmbH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 121 000

CERTIFLYER BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 109 620

CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE FRANCE SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 493 397,50

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 916 964

AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 696 942

Airbus

France

EU Contribution

€ 52 368,50

GMVIS SKYSOFT SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 78 900

HELLENIC AEROSPACE INDUSTRY SA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 240 250

INGENIERIA DE SISTEMAS PARA LA DEFENSA DE ESPANA SA-SME MP

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 618 550

STIRLING DYNAMICS LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 235 485

TUSAS-TURK HAVACILIK VE UZAY SANAYII AS

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 192 500

THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 970 048

THALES TRAINING AND SIMULATION SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 501 891

TriaGnoSys GmbH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 1 019 127,75

THALES NEDERLAND BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 190 299

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BRAUNSCHWEIG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 772 400

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 262 927,50

UNIVERSITA TA MALTA

Malta

EU Contribution

€ 354 409,20

USE2ACES BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 751 189,20

ZODIAC AERO ELECTRIC SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 58 000

DIEHL AEROSPACE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 33 824,20

GTD SISTEMAS DE INFORMACION SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 462 628

AIRBUS GROUP SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 263 305

TONY HENLEY CONSULTING LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 85 239,90

BOEING RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY EUROPE S.L.U.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 132 632

SELEX ES SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 133 424

POLITECHNIKA WARSZAWSKA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 251 400

AIRBUS OPERATIONS LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 64 478

AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 77 841,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 314501

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2013

  • End date

    30 June 2016

Funded under:

FP7-TRANSPORT

  • Overall budget:

    € 30 499 178,54

  • EU contribution

    € 19 482 059

Coordinated by:

THALES AVS FRANCE SAS

France