Crash of Asiana Flight 214, San Francisco, CA, 7/6/2013

Agenda

Wednesday December 11 (8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.)

Chairman's Opening Statement (8:30 a.m. – 8:35 a.m.)

  • Introduction of the Board of Inquiry and Technical Panel (8:35 a.m. 8:37 a.m.)
  • Introduction of the Parties to the Hearing (8:37 a.m. – 8:44 a.m.)

    • Air Cruisers
    • Asiana Airlines
    • Asiana Pilot Union (APU)
    • Boeing Company
    • City and County of San Francisco
    • Federal Aviation Administration
  • Introduction of the Exhibits by Tim LeBaron   (8:44 a.m. – 8:50 a.m.)
  • Investigators in Charge Opening Presentation ( 8:50 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.)

Panel 1: B777 flight deck design concepts and characteristics

Topic Areas

  • Boeing design philosophy for the B777 re awareness of airspeed/energy
  • Visual and tactile information display of automation and airplane state
  • Expected use of AFDS/AT during a visual approach
  • Examine AFDS and AT systems interaction to control airspeed
  • Explanation of low airspeed / stall protections
  • Connect to accident approach

Witnesses

  • Stephen Boyd, FAA, Acting Assistant Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate
  • Capt. John Cashman, Boeing (Retired), Former B777 Chief Pilot
  • Bob Myers, Boeing, Chief Engineer of Flight Deck Engineering

Technical Panel

Bill Bramble
John DeLisi
Tim LeBaron
Roger Cox
Bill English
Jeong-kwen Park

 

  • Technical Panel 1 questions witnesses (9:00 a.m. to 9:50 a.m.)
  • Break (9:50 a.m. to 10:10 a.m.)
  • Parties questions witnesses (10:10 a.m. to 10: 35 a.m.)
  • Board of Inquiry questions witnesses (10:35 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.)
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    Lunch (11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.)

     

    Panel 2: Asiana pilot training on B777 automated systems and visual approach procedures

    Topic Areas

  • Training for B777 type rating
  • Structure of B777 transition training
  • Boeing's role in supporting the training program
  • AFDS/AT systems logic and low speed protection / alerting features training
  • Company automation philosophy / guidance to pilots on use of automation
  • Maintenance of manual flying skills
  • Training on performance of visual approaches
  • Stabilized approach concepts, CRM, monitoring, and cross-checking procedures
  • Supervision of student pilots during B777 OE transition training flights
  • Oversight of Asiana training program by Korean government

Witnesses

  • Robert H. Burke, Manager, Federal Aviation Administration Air Carrier Training Systems and Voluntary Safety Programs Branch
  • James "Mike" Eitel, FAA, Aviation Safety Inspector, Chairman of FAA AEG Flight Standardization Review Board for B777
  • Capt. Daren Gulbransen, Boeing Manager, Flight Training – Simulator
  • Kwang-hee Lee, Director Air Operations Safety Division, Korean Office of Civil Aviation
  • Capt. Sung-kil Lee, Asiana, B777 Chief Pilot
  • Capt. Rod McNaughton, Cambridge Communications Ltd., Manager Flight Training - Boeing Korea
  • Capt. Byeong-geoun Yoo, Asiana, Training Manager

Technical Panel

Bill Bramble
John DeLisi
Tim LeBaron
Roger Cox
Bill English
Jeong-kwen Park

 

  • Technical Panel 2 questions witnesses (12:15 p.m. to 1:05 p.m.)
  • Parties questions witnesses (1:05 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.)
  • Board of Inquiry questions witnesses (1:30 p.m. to 2:10 p.m.)
  • Break (2:10 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.)
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    Panel 3: Effects and influence of automation on human performance in the accident sequence

     Topic Areas

    • Effects of automation on pilot workload
    • Effect on pilot visual scanning / awareness of airplane state
    • Common errors associated with pilot use of flightdeck automation
    • Implications for pilot training (systems knowledge, flying skills)
    • Implications for design and certification of flight deck systems and interfaces
    • FAA / industry initiatives addressing automation and low airspeed incidents/accidents

    Witnesses

    • Kathy Abbott, Ph.D., FAA, Chief Scientist and Technical Advisor for Flight Deck Human Factors, Co-Chair of the Performance-based Operations Aviation Rulemaking Committee / Commercial Aviation Safety Team (CAST) Flight Deck Automation Working Group
    • Stephen Boyd, FAA, Acting Assistant Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate
    • Captain Dave McKenney, IFALPA, Co-Chair of the Performance-based Operations Aviation Rulemaking Committee / Commercial Aviation Safety Team (CAST) Flight Deck Automation Working Group
    • Bob Myers, Boeing, Chief Engineer of Flight Deck Engineering
    • Nadine Sarter, Ph.D., University of Michigan, Academic expert on automation and human performance

Technical Panel

Bill Bramble
John DeLisi
Tim LeBaron
Roger Cox
Bill English
Jeong-kwen Park

 

  • Technical Panel 3 questions witnesses (2:30 p.m. to 3:20 p.m.)
  • Parties questions witnesses (3:20 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.)
  • Board of Inquiry questions witnesses (3:45 p.m. to 4:25 p.m.)

Dinner Break (4:25 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.)

Panel 4/5: Emergency Response, Airplane Cabin Crashworthiness, and Occupant Protection

Topic Areas

  • Mass disaster pre-planning
  • Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting training and tactics
  • Airport / Mutual Aid staffing
  • EMS Triage
  • Incident command
  • On-scene decision making and communication
  • Crashworthiness of airplane cabin interior
  • Seat and occupant restraint design and certification of transport category airplanes
  • Evacuation system design and certification of transport category airplanes
  • Federal Aviation Administration regulations, requirements, and oversight of interior components
  • Approaches to improving interior component design certification

Witnesses

  • Mike O'Donnell, FAA, Director, Office of Airport Safety and Standards AAS-1
  • Assistant Deputy Chief Dale Carnes, San Francisco Fire Department
  • Jason Shively, Oshkosh Corp., Senior Chief Engineer Airport Products
  • Marc Tonnacliff, FAA, Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) Specialist
  • Chief David Whitaker (Ret), Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting Working Group
  • Richard DeWeese- FAA Civil Aerospace Medical Institute, Biodynamic Research Team Coordinator
  • Jeff Gardlin- FAA Aerospace Engineer, Transport Airplane Directorate
  • John O'Donnell, Air Cruisers, President
  • Bruce Wallace, Boeing, Evacuation Systems Engineer, Associate Technical Fellow

Technical Panel

John DeLisi
Emily Gibson
Jeong-kwen Park
Tim LeBaron
Bill English
Pete Wentz

 

  • Presentations (5:15 p.m. to 5:40 p.m.)
  • Technical Panel 4/5 questions witnesses (5:40 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.)
  • Parties questions witnesses (6:30 p.m. to 6:55 p.m.)
  • Board of Inquiry questions witnesses (6:55 p.m. to 7:35 p.m.)

Chairman's Closing Remarks (7:35 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.)

 

Hearing Adjourned

 

Video

First Press Conference (12/11/2013)

Second Media Briefing