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1st post in the series A new FAA regulation is tentatively slated to hit the streets in early 2013.  It is the proposed FAA 14 CFR 25.1302 Installed systems and equipment for use by the flightcrew and is the first general applicability FAA regulation to include explicit requirements for design attributes related to avoiding and managing flight crew error. While FAA 14 CFR 25.1523 and corresponding Appendix D have addressed some related design attributes, this proposed FAA regulation represents a much more global approach to human factors on the flight deck and will require system and equipment designers to consider human error and feedback in their design and testing of flight deck interfaces. The FAA 14 CFR 25.1302 was initially developed as a harmonized regulation with the EASA CS 25.1302 regulation.  Since the release of the EASA regulation in 2006, several manufacturers have had projects that required demonstrating compliance with … Continue reading

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Regulation_14CFR25.1302

2nd post in the series As you may have read in the first post of this series, a new FAA regulation is tentatively slated to hit the streets in early 2013.  It is the proposed FAA 14 CFR 25.1302 Installed systems and equipment for use by the flightcrew and is the first general applicability FAA regulation to include explicit requirements for design attributes related to avoiding and managing flight crew error. You may be asking: Why has this regulation been created?  Haven’t we already covered everything important in the regulations of 14 CFR Part 25? Well, let me give you my answer (which obviously is not an official FAA response … cue announcers voice: “the views and opinions expressed in this post are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the FAA, its employees, or the Screen Actors Guild. No animals were harmed during the writing of this … Continue reading

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Regulation_14CFR25.1302

3rd post in the series Whether you are designing and then later modifying a single avionics component or a full aircraft, aviation projects can take a long time to move from paper to production. Since a certification basis is typically defined early in a product’s life, there can be a fairly long lag between the time a new rule is released and when that rule officially gets added to the laundry list of rules that a particular product must comply with. So, the big question is: when will the newly released 14 CFR 25.1302 get added to your cert basis? We heard this question a lot during the recent research project that we did for the FAA to gather information about the state of industry and FAA understanding and practices that may impact the effective implementation and compliance with the (at the time proposed) 14 CFR 25.1302 regulation. (Note: This … Continue reading

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