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Welcome to the Flight Safety and Human Factors Website

The importance of Human Factors to flight safety was officially recognized by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in 1986 when the 26th Assembly adopted Resolution A26-9. As a follow-on to the Assembly Resolution, the Air Navigation Commission formulated the mission of the Flight Safety and Human Factors Programme as follows:

“To improve safety in aviation by making States more aware and responsive to the importance of Human Factors in civil aviation operations through the provision of practical Human Factors materia,l and measures, developed on the basis of experience in States, and by developing and recommending appropriate amendments to existing material in Annexes and other documents with regard to the role of Human Factors in the present and future operational environments. Special emphasis will be directed to the Human Factors issues that may influence the design, transition and in-service use of the future ICAO CNS/ATM systems.”

One method of implementing this mission is through the publication of guidance material which address various aspects of Human Factors and its impact on flight safety. The material is intended primarily for use by States to increase the awareness of their personnel of the influence of human performance on safety. The list of recommended reading material can be found on the “documents” page of this website.



For more information contact:
Coordinator, Flight Safety and Human Factors Programme

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