SAE International Creates Standard to Provide Updated and Expanded Guidelines for the Processes Used to Develop Civil Aircraft and Systems

WARRENDALE, Pa., June 21, 2011 - SAE International recently released a new aerospace standard, “ARP4754A – Guidelines for Development of Civil Aircraft and Systems,” which seeks to address the need for aircraft systems to take into account the overall aircraft operating environment and functions.

The new standard provides updated and expanded guidelines for the processes used to develop civil aircraft and systems. With safety obviously the top priority for the aviation industry and consumers alike, standards like these help to create an even safer atmosphere for flight.

This standardization will benefit airplane original equipment manufacturers and developers of airplane systems and equipment as they complete the design process. 

The standard was produced by SAE International’s Aircraft and Systems Development and Safety Assessment Committee, S-18, led by John Dalton, a technical fellow at The Boeing Company. “This collaborative effort—with airplane manufacturers, systems developers, academia and other industry experts—underscores the commercial aviation’s community’s shared commitment to making air travel even safer,” Dalton said.

For more information on ARP4754A, visit or e-mail .

SAE International is a global association of more than 128,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE International's core competencies are life-long learning and voluntary consensus standards development. SAE International's charitable arm is the SAE Foundation, which supports many programs, including A World In Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series.

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