Captain Christof-J. Kemény

Evolution of Flight Procedures

Captain Christof-J Kemény, Senior Training Advisor, Lufthansa CityLine

• Active Captain & TRI/TRE A340, Lufthansa CityLine, Germany

• Active Senior Examiner TRI/TRE Embraer 190/195

• Aviation Consultant and Senior Training Advisor (Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa Aviation Training, Helvetic Airways, Air Dolomiti)

• Co-Founder of the OneTeamCockpit Initiative with Capt. Dr. Christian Popp

• Engineering Degree in Aeronautical Engineering (Munich University of Applied Science)

• Head-up Display Technology Specialist with application in flight operation and training

• Manager Cockpit Crew Training / Head of ATO with Lufthansa CityLine → 2014

• Participant in research of future training and man-machine integration with MIT Boston

• 24 years experience as simulator project and evaluation pilot incl. HUD certification

• Over 15,000 hours as airline pilot in > 26 years active airline experience

• More than 6,000 hours instructing

Evolution of Flight Procedures

Building the bridge between existing industry standard and scientific knowledge and its applicability to flight procedure design.

The presentation bridges the gap between current standard flight procedure and the newest academic research.

Although significant scientific strides in human performance, neurobiology, and psychological behavior has been made in the recent past, it appears such knowledge remains mainly untapped by operators. To some extent, this may be due to a seeming lack of practical examples.

The good news is that some operators have taken steps in turning theoretical academical knowledge into effective operational procedures. I will share with the audience some of these experiences related to crew customized briefing layouts, go-around decision making, and redesigned windshear and go around procedures. Each of these practical applications is based on sound scientific research. The presentation will focus on the philosophy of practical procedural design based on academic research to improve compliance by the individual (Pilot) and, subsequently, Safety Performance Indicators. 

Improvement to Safety Performance Indicators was also the focus of the recently published Flight Safety Foundation articles on Pilot Monitoring, Go Around Decision Making and Execution by putting academic findings into an operational context and laying the foundation for an evolutionary path for safety-based procedure design. 

The appropriate consideration of human performance based limitations is of particular interest when addressing advanced UPRT and extended flight envelope training to include.

Lastly, I will present research in cooperation with the German Aerospace Institute (DLR) on Go-Around procedure, to achieve effective teamwork.