The Man4Gen project was finished by end of 2015. The final reports with the project results and recommendations are available for download: D6.4 Final Report of Operational Recommendations v1.0 In this report, the recommendations and concepts for Training, Flight Deck Design and Procedures are presented. D6.7 Man4Gen Final Research Report v1.0 In this report the [...]
Manual Operation of 4th Generation Airliners
Please visit our YouTube channel “Man4Gen“. We’ve just uploaded a new video on the experiments that we’ve performed and the results that can be expected.
ESReDA is a European Association and provides a forum for the exchange of information, data and current research in Safety and Reliability and a focus for specialist expertise. MAn4Gen presented an operational philosophy at the 49th ESReDA Seminar on “Innovation through Human Factors in Risk Assessment and Maintenance” that could help pilots of 4th generation [...]
Aerodays is a European event in aviation research and innovation which takes place once, during each EU Research Framework Programme. The event is considered to be a positive enabler for industry, governments, the European Commission, research institutions, academia and many others to come together to present strategic perspectives and achievements in aviation research and innovation. At [...]
Highly automated fourth generation aircraft are increasingly common in civil aviation operations. However, there are still times when the flight crew are faced with an unexpected event, and must respond appropriately. In this research the potential for the application of Hollnagel’s Extended Control Model (ECOM) as an analysis tool for crewautomation Joint Cognitive System (JCS) [...]
An updated and more extensive overview paper on the Man4Gen project is now available in our download area.
On 9 December, the Man4Gen consortium held an External Advisory Board meeting at the DLR Center in Oberpfaffenhofen near Munich, Germany. Mr. Tony Lambrechts, former FAA and Boeing, and dr. Martin Takáč of the Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovenia, were representing the EAB. During the meeting, the initial results from the experiments as carried out at [...]
During the 31st EAAP conference ‘Aviation Psychology: facilitating changes’, held 22-26 September 2014 in Valletta (Malta), two presentations about the Man4Gen project were given. In the first presentation an overview of the Man4Gen project was given by explaining the Man4Gen approach and presenting the first high-level results. In the second presentation the Extended Control Model [...]
On 30th July at the final event of the ALICIA (All Condition Operations and Innovative Cockpit Infrastructure) in Rome, the Man4Gen project manager Arjan Lemmers has presented an overview of the Man4Gen project. This presentation can be found at the download section of this site.
CAT Magazine eNews has posted a news item on Man4Gen on their eNews website. In his presentation on the ICATEE and the subject of Loss of Control In Flight, Dr. Sunjoo Advani, chairman of ICATEE and president of IDT B.V., introduced to the WATS 2013 delegates the new European Union funded project Man4Gen. The presentation [...]
On 21 and 22 March 2013, the External Advisory Board (EAB) members were invited to NLR in Amsterdam. The representatives of the Man4Gen consortium informed the EAB members about the status of the project and research activities. Furthermore there was an open discussion on the focus points of the project, the approach of the problem, [...]
On 23 and 24 October 2012, a project kick-off meeting was held at the NLR head office in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. All consortium partners were represented as well as the EC project officer mr. Remy Denos. After the introduction by the project coordinator Arjen Lemmers (NLR) and technical coordinator Joris Field (NLR), the main goals [...]