Human Factors Design Standard

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Authors: Vicki Ahlstrom

Ahlstrom, V. (2016). Human Factors Design Standard (DOT/FAA/HF-STD-001B). Atlantic City International Airport, NJ: Federal Aviation Administration William J. Hughes Technical Center.


This standard is approved for use by all Departments of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The Human Factors Design Standard (HF-STD-001B) is a comprehensive reference tool that will help human factors professionals within the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and contractor organizations to efficiently carry out FAA human factors policy. Application of this design standard is not a substitute for in-depth professional human factors practice. The FAA Acquisition Management System refers to Human factors as a critical aspect of aviation safety and effectiveness. Planning, analysis, development, implementation, and in-service activities must include human factors engineering in order to achieve desired levels of safety and effectiveness. Human factors engineering should be integrated with the systems engineering and development effort throughout the acquisition process. This document can serve as a critical tool for aiding this process by providing input to acquisition and development documentation, processes, and activities. However, in order to be effective, human factors acquisition standards and processes should be professionally applied. The use of this standard requires expert professional judgment on its application to systems and equipment.