1.1 Scope. This standard covers aircraft aircrew
station alerting systems including general functions; operational logic;
information content of messages; and physical characteristics of the
alerting system's visual, auditory, and tactile signals.
1.2 Purpose. The purpose of this standard is to
establish uniform aircrew station alerting systems to maximize
recognizability. The use of new technology is encouraged where it can be
demonstrated that the use of the technology will result in shorter aircrew
response times and more effective aircrew action subsequent to presentation
of the alert.
1.3 Applicability. The requirements specified herein
apply to all aircrew station alerting systems in aircraft acquired by the
Department of Defense.