Understanding the guidelines and methods for performing safety assessments called out in ARP4761, this 2-day course will review the recommended practices associated with showing compliance with certification requirements (e.g., 14 CFR/CS Parts 23, 25, 27, and 29 and 14 CFR Parts 33, 35, CS-E and CS-P) and will provide valuable knowledge for meeting internal safety standards. Primarily for civil airborne equipment, the processes and tools may be applied to other applications.
Guideline information for conducting industry accepted safety assessments including Functional Hazard Assessment (FHA), Preliminary System Safety Assessment (PSSA), and System Safety Assessment (SSA) will be reviewed and discussed. Safety analysis methods will also be presented.
In addition to the seminar handout, a copy of the ARP4761: Guidelines and Methods for Conducting the Safety Assessment Process on Civil Airborne Systems and Equipment standard will be provided to each attendee.
By attending this seminar, you will be able to:
This course is designed for engineers and professionals, working at all levels, who are involved in or interact with the aircraft and/or aircraft system safety assessment processes.
You must complete all course contact hours and successfully pass the learning assessment to obtain CEUs.
Since 1981, Mr. Aharon David has worked in engineering of software and systems avionics, including junior-to-senior technical management positions. Among other duties, Mr. David served as the commander of the Israeli Air Force's Avionics & Control Software-development Center (ACSC) and head of System-Engineering & Interoperability of the Israeli Missile Defense Organization (IMDO) – and along the way developed, taught & commanded technical courses in the US and Israel, and was a speaker at international technical conferences . In recent years, Mr. David has been a senior advisor to the Civil Air Authority of Israel (CAAI), specifically on software certification and recently – aviation Cyber-Security. Mr. David is currently a member of both RTCA's SC-216 & EUROCAE's WG-72 "Aeronautical Systems Security“, and is the Chief WHO (White Hat Officer) of AFuzion-InfoSec, providing Aviation Cyber-Security Certification training & consulting services worldwide. Mr. David holds a BSc in Aerospace Engineering from the Technion –Israel's Institute of Technology, and an MBA from the Tel-Aviv University.
Mr. Vance Hilderman is a 25-year software and systems avionics engineering professional, focusing on safety-critical avionics software, systems, hardware development, and related technical products. He is the Director of Global Services for Vector Software where he provides software development services and training. In addition, Mr. Hilderman is the primary subject matter expert in avionics software and systems at Afuzion, Inc. Previously, Mr. Hilderman founded TekSci and while serving as President and CTO, he led his company to become the largest independent avionics software services company in the world. Mr. Hilderman also co-founded HighRely Inc, an avionics certification consultancy company. In 2011, HighRely, Inc. was acquired by Atego/Artisan, with Mr. Hilderman remaining on as President and Manager of Aviation/Certification Services through 2013. Holding a BSEE and MBA from Gonzaga, along with a Masters in Computer Engineering from USC (Hughes Fellow), Mr. Hilderman is the principal author of dozens of technical whitepapers, plus the world's best-selling book on avionics development/certification. Published by Avionics Communications and titled Avionics Certification - A Complete Guide To DO-178B & DO-254, Mr. Hilderman donates all royalties to the Boy Scouts of America.