Commercial aircraft carried an estimated four billion passengers worldwide in 2017 and, over the next 20 years, the number of commercial aircraft in operation is likely to double.
The entire aviation industry will feel the pressure of this expansion: there will be increasing demand for pilots and air traffic controllers, and greater airspace congestion will force aircraft to fly ever closer together. The entire aviation system will be tested, including the pilots and controllers that are responsible for the industry’s enviable safety record.
Seeing Machines’ world-leading eye and face tracking sensor technology has the intelligence to measure degraded alertness and attention states, and provide valuable feedback and support. As the aviation industry strives to maintain and improve its safety standards – now and into the future – Seeing Machines will help.
Developed in partnership with the leading aviation suppliers and carriers are three product lines designed to optimise evidence-based pilot training and assessment, support pilot/crew fatigue initiatives, and enhance air traffic controller support and resourcing.
Eye-tracking systems for evidence based pilot training
Many aviation training providers are currently operating at capacity, yet as the industry prepares to recruit more than 250,000 new pilots worldwide, their training systems will need to be efficiently scaled up and updated to meet the demand. Further, airlines and training providers embracing evidence-based training practices are demanding new tools to support their instructors’ ability to objectively measure and train how pilots monitor their instruments.
Seeing Machines’ eye tracking Crew Training System supports aviation training providers and instructors with intelligent data that can be used in the selection, training and assessment of pilot candidates, as well as in the continuing training of line pilots. Our unique technology provides insights into pilot scanning techniques, and supplies instructors with an objective assessment of what their trainees are looking at (e.g. speed tape, height, glide slope, heading, FMA), at any given point in time during a flying sequence. Instructors can observe crew instrument scanning in real-time in the Full Flight Simulator environment, as well as during debrief. Instructors can quickly identify scan breakdowns, missed information, CRM attention distribution (PF & PM), and SOP adherence or deviation. Trainees can benefit from objective feedback from their eye tracking replay, as they achieve even higher levels of performance.
Crew Training System