Following is a list of aircraft certification regulations that typically require applicants carefully consider human factors issues when showing compliance. This is not a comprehensive list of human factors topics applicants must address during aircraft certification; rather, the list identifies examples of common human factors topics in aircraft certification.

Sections under 14 CFR Parts

 23  25  27  29 Subpart and Section Content/Topic
23.143 25.143 27.143 29.143 Controllability and Maneuverability: General
23.671 25.671 27.671 29.671 Control Systems: General
23.771 25.771 27.771 29.771 Pilot Compartment
23.773 25.773 27.773 29.773 Pilot Compartment View
23.777 25.777 27.777 29.777 Cockpit Controls
23.785 25.785 27.785 29.785 Seats, Berths, Litters, Safety Belts, and Harnesses
23.1141 25.1141 27.1141 29.1141 Powerplant Controls: General
23.1301 25.1301 27.1301 29.1301 Equipment: Function and Installation
23.1309 25.1309 27.1309 29.1309 Equipment, Systems, and Installations
23.1311 Electronic Display Instrument Systems
23.1321 25.1321 27.1321 29.1321 Instruments: Installation: Arrangement and Visibility
23.1322 25.1322 27.1322 29.1322 Warning, Caution, and Advisory Lights
23.1357 25.1357 27.1357 29.1357 Electrical Systems and Equipment: Circuit Protective Devices
23.1381 25.1381 27.1381 29.1381 Lights: Instrument Lights
23.1523 25.1523 27.1523 29.1523 Operating Limitations: Minimum Flight Crew
23.1543 25.1543 27.1543 29.1543 Instrument Markings: General
23.1555 25.1555 27.1555 29.1555 Control Markings

Exceptional Pilot Capabilities

The following regulations prohibit aircraft characteristics that would require exceptional pilot skill, alertness, strength or other capabilities.  When showing compliance with these regulations, applicants must carefully consider related human factors issues.

Sections under 14 CFR Parts

 23  25  27  29 Subpart and Section Content/Topic
27.33 29.33 Main rotor speed and pitch limits
29.45 Performance:  General
23.55 25.109 Accelerate-stop distance
25.105 27.51 29.51 Takeoff
25.125 27.75 29.75 Landing
23.141 27.141 29.141 Flight characteristics:  General
25.143 27.143 29.143 Controllability and maneuverability:  General
25.145 Longitudinal control
25.149 Minimum control speed
25.173 Static longitudinal stability
25.181 Dynamic stability
25.233 Directional stability and control
25.253 High-speed characteristics
25.671 Control systems:  General
23.672 25.672 27.672 29.672 Stability augmentation and automatic and power-operated systems
23.807 27.807 Emergency exits
25.809 29.809 Emergency exit arrangement
23.745 Nose/tail wheel steering
25.941 Inlet, engine, and exhaust compatibility
25.1329 Flight guidance system

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