The following reports are a small sample of FAA Human Factors research that has been managed by the NextGen Human Factors Division over the years. The following select reports cover Human Factors research for the aircraft and air traffic domains. Additional reports can be searched using the links in the right margin of this page under "Resources".

Aircraft and Flight Deck HF Reports

General Aviation Pilot Situation Assessment and Decision-Making During Flights in Deteriorating Visibility Conditions. (2019)

The Effect of Voice Communications Latency in High Density, Communications-Intensive Airspace Phase II: Flight Deck Perspective and Comparison of Analog and Digital Systems. (2003)

The Effects of NexRad Graphical Data Resolution and Direct Weather Viewing on Pilots’ Judgments of Weather Severity and Their Willingness to Continue a Flight. (2004)

NextGen Final Report: Data for Updating 14 CFR Part 25.143 and Potential Reference Standards for Part 23, 27, and 29 Aircraft: An Evaluation of Muscular Force That can be Applied to Flight Controls. (2019)

Fatigue Risk Management in Aviation Maintenance: Current Best Practices and Potential Future Countermeasures. (2011)

The Line Operations Safety Audit Program: Transitioning From Flight Operations to Maintenance and Ramp Operations. (2011)

An Evaluation of Aviation Maintenance Fatigue Countermeasures Training. (2013)

Human Factors Considerations in the Design and Evaluation of Electronic Flight Bags (EFBs). Version 2. (2003)

Symbols for Cockpit Displays of Traffic Information. (2010)

Line Pilot Perspectives on Complexity of Terminal Instrument Flight Procedures. (2016)

Flight Deck Human Factors Issues for National Airspace System (NAS) En Route Controller Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC). (2017)

The Effects of Conditional Clearances on Altitude Deviations. (2019)

Human Factors Considerations in the Design and Evaluation of Flight Deck Displays and Controls Version 2. (2016)

HF Reports on Low Visibility Ops and Vision Systems

Related to the 2016 EFVS-to-touchdown rule:

Related to the use of SVGS/HUD and SVGS/HDD for use on SA CAT I approaches (1400 RVR/150-ft DH)

Related to low visibility takeoff credit:

Other Low-visibility Ops HF Research:

Air Traffic Human Factors Reports

Validation of Unmanned Aircraft Systems Contingency Procedures and Requirements En Route Human-in-the-Loop Simulation (2020)

Validation of Unmanned Aircraft Systems Contingency Procedures and Requirements Terminal Human-in-the-Loop Simulation Technical Report (2019)

Human-Automation Teaming: Unintended Impacts and Mitigations for Degraded NextGen Operations, (2019)

Established on Required Navigation Performance (EoR) (RNP): Human Factors Implementation Guidance for Air Traffic Control Facilities within the National Airspace System. (2019)

Air Traffic Control Decision Support Tool Design and Implementation Handbook (2019)

The Work of FAA Airway Transportation Systems Specialists (ATSS; FV-2101) at Field Systems Support Centers (SSCs): Results of the 2016 Job Analysis. (2018)

Understanding the Air Traffic Control Field Training Process from the Perspective of the Developmental Controller. (2018)

An Evaluation of the Utility of AT-SAT for the Placement of New Controllers by Option. (2014)

Human Factors Guidance for the Display of Pilot Reports (PIREPs) on Information Display Systems (2019)

Guidance for the Display of Notices to Airmen (NOTAMs) on Information Display Systems. (2018)

Human Factors Design Standard (2016).

Human factors evaluation of pointing devices used by air traffic controllers: Changes in physical workload and behavior. (2012)

Moving Toward an Air Traffic Control Display Standard: Creating a Standardized Target Symbology for Terminal Situation Displays (2010)