The global aviation market is growing at a significant rate. As the global commercial fleet is expected to double within 20 years, air traffic will steadily increase, and a pilot shortage is expected.
Boeing expects nearly 700,000 new pilots will be required between 2018-2037 to satisfy increasing air travel demands
This means that pilot training systems are on the brink of unprecedented pressure and efficiency expectations. Coupled with an increasing demand for innovation in the industry, becomes the problematic challenges of advancing autonomy while retaining manual control skills.
This all points to an urgent need to improve training effectiveness, especially within performance monitoring. National regulators and transport safety experts recognise that poor flight path monitoring is a major contributor to aircraft accidents, incidents, and near misses.
Poor monitoring issues are involved in >50% of accidents and incidents – ICAO 1994, NTSB 1994, CAA 2000
As aircrew monitor increasingly complex systems and depend on progressive levels of automation, efficient scanning is critically important to situational awareness.
Seeing Machines’ deep experience with aviation training organisations, carriers and operators provides us with better understanding of the pilot state, flightpath monitoring, instrument scanning, and situational awareness. We have learned that the primary method for assessing pilot and trainee scanning and monitoring functions is through instructor observation and interpretation.
THE SOLUTION: CREW TRAINING SYSTEM
Seeing Machines’ Crew Training System helps overcome gaps in traditional flight simulator training by enabling instructors to directly understand pilot behaviour, decision-making patterns, scanning, and attention levels in real time.
Seeing Machines’ Crew Training System is the first dedicated precision eye-tracking system for flight crew training in the Full Flight Simulator (FFS) environment. Crew Training System is a single and/or multi-crew eye-tracking solution designed to support instructors’ objective assessment of aircrew active monitoring, and provide the instructor with scanning evidence to support their real-time assessment requirements, as well as trainee debriefing requirements.
Read about the benefits of integrating eye-tracking capabilities with HUD (Head-Up Display) for pilot training systems – co-authored by Captain Matthew Gray, Alexander Robinson and Rama Myers.