Airplane Cockpit Photos – Human Factors in Airplanes by Design

Human Factors plays a significant part in the design of the airplane cockpit. Here are some examples of various airplane cockpits. The rest of this month will introduce videos and references further explaining the ideas.

C-17 cockpit displays and controls
C-17A Globemaster III center control panel viewed from copilot station.

C-17 cockpit displays and controls, copilots control stick
C-17A Globemaster III copilot instrument panel and control stick.

2011 Hawker Beech B300 - King Air 350i - sn FL-768 - N81486 - 14
Brand new Hawker Beechcraft King Air 350 from CFM.

2001 Diamond Star DA40 180 - sn 40.042 - N342DS - 16
Diamond DA40 from CFM.

USAF TPS Test Management Project HH-60 Test Flight
Sikorsky HH-60 PaveHawk at US Air Force Test Pilot School.

2006 Cessna Citation Sovereign - sn 680-0108 - N680VR - 39
Cessna Citation (2006) Sovereign from CFM.

The photos include military transport design and both small and large general aviation designs. What characteristics are similar? What are different?


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