Aviation neuropsychology focuses on the unique psychological factors associated with meeting the demands of various aspects of aviation, including piloting and air traffic control. These evaluations also take into account the federal standards and criteria necessary for medical certification by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Dr. Dan DaSilva has extensive experience in aviation neuropsychology as an evaluator, is a consultant to the Federal Air Surgeon of the FAA and all major US airlines, a frequent lecturer on the assessment of aircrew and controllers, and provides supervision to those seeking training in the field of aerospace neuropsychology. He is well versed in FAA standards for all medical certification classes as defined by the Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs).

He is a CogScreen-AE provider and a beta tester for the new AE2 platform.  He is a HIMS trained neuropsychologist and frequent speaker at the annual HIMS conferences and annual Aerospace Psychology Seminar. Dr. DaSilva has also served on and led task forces focused on the development and modification of FAA neuropsychological assessment specifications. He has also been accepted by the National Transportation Safety Board as qualified to provide expert testimony in aviation neuropsychology at NTSB hearings.


Evaluations include:

  • Airline fitness for duty evaluations
  • HIMS Neuropsychological Assessments
  • ATCS Tier II Evaluations
  • As well as required evaluations for:
    • ADHD/Learning Disorders
    • Suspected neurological conditions
    • HIV
    • SSRI
    • Other psychological conditions

Direct consultation is provided to:

  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • Airline EAPs
  • Airline Fitness for Duty Committees
  • Aviation Attorneys
  • Workers compensation/Disability