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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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Screenshot of Overview of HFYI Training Series

We are excited to release a video overview of the aviation design and certification processes that make up the foundation of our new aviation training series. Click Here for immediate access to the overview video on www.HFYI.com. The free presentation provides a global look at how we break down the design process that we use for our 9 course training series. We are a human factors training and research company, so we focus on the aspects of the process that relate to the human factors design and certification decisions that must be made, although we recognize that there are many other important aspects to the overall process. The team at Research Integrations developed this process breakdown based on our work over many years addressing the human factors aspects of aviation design and certification for the FAA, NASA, as well as others. In particular, our work as part of the team … Continue reading

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