Aircraft System Safety

Schedule09.12. - 13.12.2024
Duration5 days
  • basic English skills

The goal of this course is to provide practical knowledge of system safety requirements according to the certification rule 2X.1309. The basic principle as well as criteria to the methods for analyzing systems regarding safety are being reviewed. Furthermore, the validation and verification process is being taught.
A deep review of the well known industry best practice for system safety SAE ARP 4761 and system safety aspects of ARP 4754A is also part of the course.
The allocation of safety requirements and assigning development assurance levels are trained.
With this course, attendees will be able to apply principles of system safety to any aircraft certification activity. Furthermore, the participants are able to adapt the taught content to any system safety process.

After conclusion of this course flight test engineers are able to understand the concept of a safety assessment, while system engineers have the ability to independently conduct a safety assessment.


Course Contents and Highlights

  • Definition of System Safety
  • Detailed discussion of 2X.1309 regulation and its requirements
  • Structure of a System Safety Assessment
  • Review of SAE ARP 4761/A (guidelines and methods for the safety assessment process for commercial aviation)
  • Functional Hazard Assessments (FHA) on aircraft and system level
  • Fault Tree Analysis and Dependence Diagrams
  • Boolean Algebra tailored to System Safety
  • Probability and Failure Rate Prediction Techniques
  • Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) and Summary (FMES)
  • Fault Tree Analysis (FTA) technique
  • Common Cause Analysis (CCA), Particular Risk Analysis (incl. HIRF and Lightning Strike) and Zonal Safety Analysis
  • System Safety Process for Modifications
  • Safety Analysis and information required to support development of certification plans
  • Formulation of 2X.1309 safety related compliance statements
  • System Safety Report Writing
  • Airborne Electronic Hard- and Software Certification
  • Failure Condition vs. Criticality
  • Case Studies
Price3.800 €