HELICOPTER DOOR AND WINDOW JETTISON MECHANISMS FOR UNDERWATER ESCAPE: ERGONOMIC CONFUSION!

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Authors
  1. Brooks, C.J.
  2. Bohemier, A.P.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
There are 23 different door, hatch, and window release mechanisms identified in 35 types of helicopters that earn their living over water. There is no standardization of the mechanism within each cockpit or among helicopter types, nor is there any standardization of the location relative to the operation, whether the mechanism matches the task or in which direction the door/hatch/window is jettisoned. New regulations are needed by military and civilian authorities to address the ergonomic confusion.
Keywords
Underwater escape
Report Number
DCIEM-97-P-29 — Reprint
Date of publication
01 Jun 1997
Number of Pages
14
Reprinted from
Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine, vol 68, no 9, 1997, p 844-857
DSTKIM No
98-00083
CANDIS No
506701
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Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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