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Human Factors Research and Engineering Division

The Human Factors Research and Engineering Division (ANG-C1) provides scientific and technical support for the civil aviation human factors research program and for human factors applications in acquisition, certification, regulation, and standards.

This Division develops and assures the implementation of human factors policies, regulations, programs, and procedures that promote the safety and productivity of the National Airspace System. It also formulates and manages the aviation human factors research program and provides human factors support to acquisition and regulatory activities.

This Division assists FAA associate administrators, regional administrators, center directors and other FAA executives in coordinating support, expertise, and data to carry out assigned human factors functions and activities. The FAA Human Factors Policy Order 9550.8 (PDF, 441 KB) establishes policy, procedures and responsibilities for incorporating and coordinating human factors considerations in FAA programs and activities to enhance aviation safety, capability, efficiency and productivity.

ANG-C1 branches include:

  • Air Traffic / Technical Operations (Research)
  • Flight Deck / Aircraft Safety – Flight Deck
  • Flight Deck / Aircraft Safety – Aircraft Maintenance
  • System Acquisition and Engineering

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