PILOT SEATING ARRANGEMENTS IN THE CC 138 (TWIN OTTER) AIRCRAFT

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Authors
  1. Cressman, P.W.
  2. McCann, C.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The pilot seating arrangement in the CC 138 (Twin Otter) aircraft was examined to consider (a) reach to controls, (b) internal/external visual fields, and (c) crew comfort. The control layout and operation were found to be acceptable. Visibility of the radio compass was found to be inadequate and a modification to solve this problem is recommended. The external visual field of short pilots was found to be restricted due to the location of the design eye position. It was also found that crew comfort was hampered due to a metal protrusion in the seat pan. A modification to the seat assembly and cushions is recommended to resolve these difficulties.
Keywords
Aircraft seats
Report Number
TM-873 —
Date of publication
15 Aug 1972
Number of Pages
13
DSTKIM No
82-01051
CANDIS No
35635
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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