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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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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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Location is King The housing market may still be barely crawling along, but a new battle for prime real estate is heating up in the aviation industry. I am not talking about traditional real estate properties, but rather the critical user display and control interface space (or real estate) available in the flight deck. In the real estate game, finding the right location for clients is perhaps the most critical element of being successful. “Location” is also an essential piece of successfully designing controls and information displays by finding the appropriate spot for the specific component. In aircraft flight deck design, there is a limited amount of primo real estate available and the top neighborhood for the elite clients is the PFOV district (the Primary Field of View). Only the most important clients are able to gain access to the exclusive PFOV district, the viewing area that provides the best … Continue reading

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