Welcome to Flight Deck / Aviation Maintenance
The FAA is concerned with ensuring the safety and efficiency of pilot and maintainer performance through guidelines, handbooks, advisory circulars, rules, and regulations. It provides industry with human performance information and guidance critical to the design, operation, regulation, and certification of equipment, training, and procedures. With this in mind, the Flight Deck/Aviation Maintenance Human Factors Program conducts and manages research that provides the technical information necessary to generate these products and services.
There are five major research areas in this program: Air Transportation Human Factors; Flight Technologies and Procedures; Aviation Maintenance; General Aviation; and Vertical Flight. The intended outcomes for this program are to improve air transportation safety by creating outputs which facilitate:
Developing more effective methods for aircrew, inspector, and maintenance technician training.
Developing improved human-centered flight controls and displays.
Increasing human factors considerations in certification of new aircraft and equipment design and modification.
Improving aircrew, inspector, and maintenance technician task performance.
For additional information on Flight Deck/Aviation Maintenance activities and programs, please contact Dr. Tom McCloy, at
Federal Aviation Administration
800 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20591