Software Interface Assessment of the Centralized Aviation Flight Records System (CAFRS) 4.0

Report No. ARL-TR-7289
Authors: Gina A Pomranky-Hartnett; David B Durbin; Jamison S Hicks
Date/Pages: May 2015; 38 pages
Abstract: The US Army Research Laboratory's Human Research and Engineering Directorate (ARL/HRED) conducted a software interface assessment of the Centralized Aviation Flight Records System (CAFRS) version 4.0. The assessment was performed to identify CAFRS software design features (e.g., menu screen navigation) that enhanced or degraded user performance. CAFRS is used to manage Army aviation flight and air traffic services records that contain information such as the number of flight hours that pilots have flown and status of pilot and unit flight training requirements. CAFRS provides the Armys senior-level leadership with aviation flight operations information to assist in resource, readiness, and personnel management. Participants were able to effectively use CAFRS to maintain aviation flight records and quickly complete most tasks during the assessment. Software interface and functionality problems were reported by the participants and addressed by the software developers. ARL/HRED will assess future CAFRS versions to enhance the software interface.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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