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General Guidance Document - Appendices

The Human Factors Considerations in the Design and Evaluation of Flight Deck Displays and Controls document contains six appendices containing a variety of sample checklists, testing scenarios and procedures, key reference lists, and “gold star” human factors research reports which have proven to be useful to both the FAA and industry representatives who evaluate and approve flight deck displays and controls. The appendices are as follows:

Appendix A – How to Use this Document and Disclaimers

Provides explanations on the various parts of this document and disclaimers related to its use.

Appendix B – “Gold Star” Examples of Research Reports and Documents

List of documents that have been highlighted as especially useful by FAA end-users/sponsors and therefore may be useful to other FAA staff and researchers. Includes tips for writing useful documents for the FAA and links to the recommended documents in this appendix.

Appendix C – Usability Evaluations/Multi-Pilot System Usability Evaluations

Provides information on how to conduct a usability evaluation, sample checklists, evaluation procedures and scenarios for identifying human factors considerations as part of flight deck display and control evaluations.

Appendix D – Human Factors Key FAA References

Identifies key FAA references related to human factors.

Appendix E – Part 23, 25, 27, and 29 Regulations Related to Human Factors

Identifies some of the key part 23, 25, 27, and 29 regulations under the purview of Aircraft Certification that are related to human factors.

Appendix F – Index of Key Words and Topics

Provides an index of key terms and the page numbers where they can be found in this document.