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A lot of airplane and avionics manufacturing companies are starting to prepare their teams to address the newly released FAA regulation covering human factors issues: 14 CFR 25.1302.  There is a lot to learn, but here are the top five things you should know. In a nutshell, 14 CFR 25.1302… 1. Applies to everything in the flight deck meant to be used by the flight crew It is a general applicability regulation that applies to all systems and equipment that will be used by the flight crew in any way during their flight duties. 2. Applies to system individually as well as possible impact on other systems Showing compliance to the regulation must include human factors considerations on the design and performance of the system or equipment in isolation, as well as how it will be used with other flight deck systems or equipment.  The potential impact on the use … Continue reading

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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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This is an exciting day! After a lot of hard work by many folks, 14 CFR 25.1302 regulation has been released. As you may already know (or have read about in our blog series about the 14 CFR 25.1302 regulation), 14 CFR 25.1302 is a general applicability FAA regulation that includes 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. And, today, the final rule for 14 CFR 25.1302 has been published in the Federal Register.  You can find the published rule on the Federal Register: 14 CFR 25.1302 Installed Systems and … Continue reading

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Research Integrations, Inc is proud to introduce HFYI.com, our new hub to help you get geared up with human factors information so that you can address real-world challenges. “HFYI” is Human Factors – For Your Information. HFYI.com will become your go-to source for applied Human Factors training and information resources that bridge the gap between research and industry. You will find information presented in user-friendly, jargon-free language. Our applied training products provide you with the base knowledge required to address technical areas as well as structured processes so that you leave training with a strategy to effectively apply your industry expertise in a focused manner. We help equip you to confidently make effective decisions on the front lines. HFYI Training Series: Human Factors in the Aviation Design and Certification Process Course 1: Defining and Documenting Intended Function The seminal HFYI.com online training course: Defining and Documenting Intended Function is dedicated … Continue reading

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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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