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Senior Leaders’ Panel on Symbiosis in Aviation – The Human Factors Engineer / Pilot Cooperation
DescriptionA fundamental element underlying Human-Centered Design in Aviation is a strong partnership between pilots and human factors engineers in aircraft development and operations. Pilots bring essential knowledge of the operating environment and are the central demographic for designing product solutions. Human Factors Engineers (HFE’s) bring deep knowledge on how to assess human performance capabilities and limitations, as well as expertise in translating pilot needs into design. Both communities have a vested interest in a successful outcome for both aircraft development and operations. This panel gathers senior leaders in the Pilot and Aviation Human Factors Engineering community to discuss the symbiotic nature of this partnership, with broader implications for Human-Centered Design across our industry.