The flight deck human factors discipline focuses on human performance aspects of flight deck systems design and analysis.

The rapid advances in flight deck automation technology have affected the manner in which the flight deck crew may safely manage the flight path of the airplane. Although the automatic systems have reduced or eliminated some types of pilot errors, the automatic systems have introduced other types of errors. As new systems and operational concepts emerge, the complexity and novelty of flight deck human factors analysis increases.

Chief Scientific and Technical Advisor – Kathy H. Abbott, PhD