The Archives is a repository for unique or rare, primary materials relating to aviation safety and security. Although our collections don't circulate like library books, we do welcome researchers to use them both on site and on-line.
Our Digital Library contains digital documents, including thousands of photographs, letters, reports, and other documents, most of which offer full text.
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Ten Commandments for Design Reliability (PDF)
Human Factors, 1960
Flight Safety Foundation published a number of monthly or bi-monthly boulletins devoted to different aviation safety themes until 2006 when the bulletins were superseded by AeroSafety World. Started in the 1950s, Human Factors is an example of just one of these bulletins. The issue highlighted here gives some basic principles that should be followed for design of reliable systems.
From the Flight Safety Foundation Jerry Lederer Aviation Safety Library (MS-016).
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