The Aviator Program


  1. Fung, J.
  2. Sullivan-Kwantes, W.
  3. Cosman, V.
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Defence Research and Development Canada, Toronto Research Centre , Toronto ON (CAN);Defence Research and Development Canada, Ottawa Ont (CAN) Corporate Office
The International Cooperative Engagement Program for Polar Research (ICE-PPR) was established to provide a means for polar nations to collaborate in operations and Science and Technology (S&T) efforts. ICE-PPR represents an effort to share knowledge, resources, and opportunities for the benefit of all participants. Four working groups have been established, of which one, to be led by Canada and called Human Effectiveness, will address a range of challenges related to improving the effectiveness of humans operating in Polar Regions. The establishment of an Arctic human performance program of collaboration within ICE-PPR aligns well with the emerging requirements of the Royal Canadian Air Force’s (RCAF), “The Aviator” program. The objectives of a three day workshop were to clarify requirements and future collaboration in support of S&T for improving human effectiveness in polar conditions, and for improving “The Aviator” program, Aircraft Life Support Equipment (ALSE), search and rescue (SAR), and Aeromedical Evacuation (AE) capabilities and Aerospace Medicine (AM). The discussions focused on the “worst case” Arctic winter conditions such as, an ejection in mid-January high over the Arctic Archipelago. The workshop resulted in the identification of 26 key research ideas under Protect, Preserve, & Restore Health (PPRH), SAR, AE, Air Effectiveness & Performance (AEP) and/or ALSE. These ideas support the continued collaboration of the Arctic human performance program

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Aircrew;Cold weather operation
Report Number
DRDC-RDDC-2018-D094 — Reference Document
Date of publication
01 Nov 2018
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