chapter  2
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The Use of the Systems Approach to Certify Advanced Aviation Technologies

WithMark A.Wise John A.Wise

The field of human factors is as varied and diverse as the human subject itself. One of its most important applications is the facilitation of safety and efficiency in a particular working environment, through the implementation of paradigms known about humans and their working relation with machines and systems. During the period since World War II (which is often viewed as the birth of human factors) no area has been the subject of more human factors research than aviation. At no time during that epoch is the influence of human factors more important or more imperative than it is today.