This statement forms the basis for the research and development that will be carried out in the project and the developments and recommendations that the project produces will be intended to address aspects of this problem to improve the safety of airline operations of modern aircraft.
With respect to manual control, the flight crew is considered to be aware of status, changes and trends of:
A. Aircraft state, including attitude (pitch, roll, and yaw) and corresponding rates, airspeed, thrust setting and airplane configuration.
B. Aircraft altitude and flight path.
C. Energy state of the aircraft which deals with the interaction between the aircraft kinetic energy (velocity dependent) and the aircraft potential energy (dependent on altitude) in relation to the aircraft potential performance
D. Modes of the automated systems such as the autopilot and the auto throttle.
E. Performance capabilities and margins to prevent damage to the aircraft or to prevent departure from the normal flight envelope. Characteristics to be controlled and monitored are based on the allowable performance envelope of the aircraft.
F. System status which refers to the status of the auto flight systems, instruments and avionics.