Aviation Safety, Human Factors, and Aircraft Accident Investigation Related Web Sites and Guides
COVID-19 Resources: New Items Highlighted in Yellow
Always consult federal, state, and local guidance for the most up-to-date information. These resources are provided as operational considerations and to aid in developing unique organizational SOPs or CONOPs.
Dave Houle Flight Test Accident Archive:
Dave Houle collected historical documentation from many notable aircraft mishaps. The documentation in this archive ranges from 1929-2011. Some are anecdotal articles, and others are full accident investigation reports. We have scanned these into searchable pdf files, available for download. There is also a rudimentary index of the contents of each file with a brief description of each article.
- Review the index to find the incident of interest.
- Locate the FT Accident file number (1-8) and page number next in the row of the selected incident to identify which volume contains the summary.
- Select the hyperlink of the specified volume, and go to the page number of interest for further details.
737MAX/Aircraft Certification Related Reports:
|CRS Report on Cockpit Automation, Flight Systems and Aircraft Cert||JATR Report to FAA Oct 2019|
|U.S NTSB Safety Recommendation Report ASR 19-01 Boeing 737 MAX||FAA Special Committee Response Certification Action Plan 2020|
|Final SCC Report|
Systems Theoretic Process Analysis (STPA) Resources: New Item Highlighted in Yellow
|Engineering a Safer and More Secure World||Engineering a Safer World - Systems Thinking Applied to Safety|
|Systems Theoretic Process Analysis (STPA) Tutorial||STPA Handbook|
|STAMP Related Publications||STAMP-Based Support Tools|
Emergency Planning Resources:
|SETP Partners Handbook|| The ERP DRILLIT Template
Compliments of Fireside Partners
Safety Management Solutions (SMS) Resources:
|Operator's Flight Safety Handbook, Issue 2
|Safety Management Manual (SMM)||Safety Assurance and Safety Culture|
|SMS International Industry Standard (SM-0001)|
|NTSB (US) National Transportation Safety Board
Organization, reports, databases and current releases.
|FAA (US) Federal Aviation Administration
Access to FAA and other safety databases.
|ICAO International Civil Aviation Organization
This website lists ICAO news, publications, library, and other current information.
Flight Test and Safety Sites:
|US Navy Flight Test Web Site
US Navy's Flight Test program web site. Description of facilities and programs.
|Society of Experimental Test Pilots
SETP's home page
Introduction to NASA flight maneuvers.
|Society of Flight Test Engineers
SFTE's home page.
|Edwards Air Force Base
Access to various flight test programs based at EAFB.
Safety and Investigation Sites:
|Flight Safety Foundation
Organization, publications, and current information
|USAF Safety Center
USAF Safety Center and web links to other aviation safety sites.
|Air Safety Home Page
An aviation safety analyst specializing in air transport accidents organized by airline type of aircraft, date, type of accident etc.
|US Army Safety Center
Links to Army Aviation safety issues.
|Aviation Safety Connection
Commercial, but interesting summary of current happenings in aviation safety, focusing on improved pilot judgment and aeronautical decision making.
|Geis-Alvarado & Associates
Aviation safety training and consulting services.
|NASA Safety and Risk Management Division
Access to NASA safety and risk management
information and resources.
Human Factors Sites:
NASA Human Factors
The NASA Human Factors Research and Technology Division
|FAA Human Factors
Human factors database. Location of Advanced CRM Training Manual
|FAA Human Factors Team Report on: The Interfaces Between Flightcrews and Modern Flight Deck Systems|
|FAA Civil Aeromedical Institute (CAMI)
Information on medical and human factors issues.
|National Test Pilot School
Access to NTPS information and programs.
Other Interesting Sites:
|Helicopter Association International (HAI)
HAI organization, publications, current information.
|Vermont Safety Information Resources, Inc
This is an outstanding research tool. The "Safety Oasis" button leads to links to a large number of other aviation safety databases