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  • Member
  • Price: $1,899
  • Non-Member
  • Price: $2,299


  • 3 Days




The RTCA Human Factors course provides a practical application of Human Factors Engineering (HFE) for a broad scope of personnel involved in the management, engineering, and operations of aircraft. This could include:

  • Managers
  • Project/Program Managers
  • Technical project managers
  • Engineers involved in flight deck design and certification
  • Newly hired human factors specialists
  • Flight test engineers
  • Flight operations, test pilots
  • Flight crew, dispatchers, cabin crew, air traffic controllers

The course contains:

  •  An overview of how civil flight decks are designed, evaluated, and certified
  •  How HFE contributes to safe and desirable flight deck design
  •  An introduction to the tasks and responsibilities of flight deck human factors engineers to non-human factors engineers
  •  A review of the physical, physiological, and cognitive performance capabilities of flight crews
  •  An understanding of the limitations of flight crew’s performance, how it is impacted by systemic variables in the flight deck environment and impact crew workload and human error.

View all 6 module details here!

Course Materials

  • Comprehensive Course Manual
  • DO-372, Addressing Human Factors/Pilot Interface Issues for Avionics

Course Agenda

    • Overview
    • Human performance basics
    • HF foundational elements
    • Review
    • User-centered design (Analysis)
    • User-centered design (Design)
    • User-centered design (Evaluation)
    • Review
    • Certification
    • Submission
    • Capstone Overview
    • Capstone Exercise/Presentations
    • Course Review

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the contributions of  Human Factors to flight deck design and certification
  • Become familiar with the regulations and guidance documents that Human Factors professionals use regularly in flight deck design and certification
  • Understand the development life cycle phases within the certification process

Course Fees


The content was relevant and interesting and the fact that Jeff was able to draw examples and anecdotes from his own personal experiences was great.



Jason Stroup

Associate Division Chief, Systems Engineering Research Division

Mr. Jason Stroup has almost 20 years of experience in the Aviation and Defense sectors. Currently, Mr. Stroup is serving…

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Jeff O’Hara

Principal Research Scientist

Mr. Jeff O’Hara, a Principal Research Scientist with GTRI, has over three decades of experience as a human factors engineer…

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Clayton “CJ”Hutto

Senior Research Scientist

Dr. Clayton “CJ” Hutto is a Senior Research Scientist at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) in the Human Systems…

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