An Overview of Flight Deck Human Factors in the U.S. Aviation Regulatory System

Authored by: Kathy Abbott

Handbook of Human Factors in Air Transportation Systems

Print publication date:  November  2017
Online publication date:  November  2017

Print ISBN: 9781466572645
eBook ISBN: 9781315116549
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The current chapter presents a perspective of the U.S. regulatory system for aviation, administered by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The chapter begins with a brief description of the underlying philosophy of aviation regulation as a form of risk management. It then described the history and philosophical basis of some of the key aviation regulations in the U.S. system.

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