The regulatory requirements and guidance for showing compliance with the Federal Aviation Administration anthropometric considerations in aircraft design are widely dispersed in an array of source documents. Consequently, they are difficult for aircraft manufacturers/applicants to identify, interpret, and address thereby extending the time to certify new/modified aircraft and aircraft systems. This literature review is intended to provide a compendium of the anthropometry considerations in the design certification of displays and controls in aircraft flight decks. This document is not a compliance document and the references herein are frequently updated, hence should be verified by the reader.


Research reported in this paper was conducted under the Flight Deck Program Directive/Level of Effort Agreement between the Federal Aviation Administration Human Factors Division (ANG-C1) and the Aerospace Human Factors Research Division (AAM-500) of the Civil Aerospace Medical Institute.



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