One of the primary applications of human factors engineering is in the aviation domain, and the importance of human factors has never been greater as U.S. and European authorities seek to modernize the air transportation system through the introduction of advanced automation. This handbook provides regulators, practitioners, researchers, and educators a comprehensive resource for understanding and applying human factors to air transportation.

section I|133 pages

Operations and Design

chapter 1|9 pages

Operational Details of the Air Transportation System

BySteven J. Landry

chapter 2|18 pages

The Design of the Flight Deck

ByLisa C. Thomas

chapter 3|20 pages

The Design of the Air Traffic Control System

ByMichael Nolan

chapter 4|55 pages


ByWilliam L. Rankin, Bill Johnson

chapter 5|8 pages

Distributed Work in the National Airspace System

Traffic Flow Management and Airline Operations Control
ByPhilip J. Smith, Ellen J. Bass

chapter 6|19 pages

Accident Investigation

ByWilliam J. Bramble

section II|102 pages

Regulations and Certification

chapter 8|47 pages

Certification of Aircraft and Aircraft Systems

ByRobert E. Joslin

chapter 9|14 pages

Safety Systems and Practices

ByAlan Stolzer

chapter 10|28 pages


ByDouglas Harris

section III|123 pages

Research and Development

chapter 11|20 pages

Data Sources and Research Tools for Human Factors

ByMark Wiggins, Shayne Loft, Johanna Westbrook

chapter 12|42 pages

Flight Deck Human Factors

ByMichelle Yeh, Thomas R. Chidester, Thomas E. Nesthus

chapter 13|20 pages

Situation Awareness in Air Traffic Control

ByKim-Phuong L. Vu, Dan L. Chiappe

chapter 14|19 pages

Error in Air Transportation

ByCees Jan Meeuwis, Sidney W. A. Dekker

chapter 15|19 pages

The Systems Perspective in Air Transportation

ByLance Sherry

section IV|35 pages

The Future

chapter 17|17 pages

Remotely Piloted Aircraft

ByAlan Hobbs