Aviation Safety, Human Factors, and Aircraft Accident Investigation Related Web Sites and Guides



Recently Released 737 MAX 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  


Systems Theoretic Process Analysis (STPA) Resources:

Engineering a Safer and More Secure World              Engineering a Safer World - Systems Thinking Applied to Safety
Systems Theoretic Process Analysis (STPA) Tutorial              STPA Handbook


Emergency Planning Resources:

SETP Partners Handbook                          The ERP DRILLIT Template
                         Compliments of Fireside Partners


Safety Management Solutions (SMS) Resources: 

Safety Management System Practices For Design and Manufacturing

Operator's Flight Safety Handbook, Issue 2

Safety Management Manual (SMM) Safety Assurance and Safety Culture

Government Agencies: 

NASA/FAA Flight Test Safety Database

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 Civil Aeromedical Institute (CAMI)
Information on medical and human factors issues.

Academic Sites:

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
MSDS Library.
Aviation Week
This is an outstanding research tool. The "Safety Oasis" button leads to links to a large number of other aviation safety databases