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Training and Tools

MX HF Presentation System

This multimedia tool helps explain what human factors is, its value to the maintenance process, and how it can be effectively applied in the maintenance environment.

Download the MX HF Presentation System (Zip, 1.01 GB)

It may take several minutes to download the file due to its size.

Running the MX HF Presentation System

  1. Right click on the zip file that you just downloaded and select "Extract All…"
  2. At the prompt, select "Extract" and wait for the extraction process to finish
  3. Within the newly created folder, run the file "start.bat"
    • If you get a security prompt, select "Run" or "Yes" to run the presentation system

You may also request an MX HF Research Presentation System DVD by mail.

Follow Procedure Training: The Buck Stops with Me

Aviation Maintenance Technicians (AMTs) and other industry personnel have the technical knowledge to safely perform their jobs, so why does failure to follow procedure (FFP) remain a leading cause in administrative actions? Reducing FFP events and improving an organization's safety culture require continuous effort and a shared commitment to creating a culture of procedure following and becoming safety champions. Workers at all levels must work together and be able to prompt one another to follow procedures at all times. We must all understand that when it comes to FFP, the Buck Stops With Me!

Follow Procedure Training

Select the file below to download the Follow Procedures Training to your computer for use within your company's learning management system. Once downloaded, unzip and extract files to a designated folder. Select the index.html file and double click to run the training. If you need help, please contact

Before-and-After Procedure Following Task Cards

Safety Culture improvement requires continuous effort and a shared commitment to creating a culture of procedure following; Before-and-After Procedure Following Task Cards are tools to help in that effort. These cards remind personnel of important steps to complete before, during, and after performing tasks. Cards are laminated and designed to hang from a lanyard. The FAA's Aerospace Human Factors Research Division has a small number of cards available for distribution; however, larger organizations may choose to print cards for their AMTs, Supervisors and Managers, and Procedure Writers.

Some companies may also elect to personalize the cards by replacing the FAA with their company logo. When ordering, please consider the number of cards you will need for each position prior to ordering. For example, your organization may have 100 AMTs, 10 Supervisor/Managers, and only 5 Procedure Writers. Select the links below to download the Before-and-After Procedure Following Task Cards to your computer.

Return on Investment (ROI) Calculators

Return on Investment (ROI) Calculators are easy to use, no-cost tools for the aviation maintenance industry that promotes the concept that safety improvements can be sound investments. It can be used to calculate the risk, cost, and benefit associated with fatigue and fatigue management in your organization.

Download the software

Trade Publications

General Human Factors Resources

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