ARP4754B Guidelines for Development of Civil Aircraft and Systems C2301

Topics: Quality, Safety & Maintenance

This course introduces the revised SAE standard ARP4754B and its guidelines of practice for aircraft and systems development. These guidelines drive compliance with regulations and assist companies to develop and meet their own internal standards though the application of those guidelines. The instructors for this course are writers of the SAE standard, with practical expertise in this domain. Learners will gain critical concepts of aircraft and systems development that ensure both project risk reduction and certification. The instructor guides learners to develop an understanding of the content through hands-on activities, group discussions, and an exam. Learners in this course will receive the ARP4754B Guidelines for Development of Civil Aircraft and Systems Standard  and should consider taking the second course in the portfolio, C2302 - ARP4761A Guidelines and Methods.

Learning Objectives

  •  Describe the history and goals of development assurance (DA)
  • Apply the DA objectives to a project
  • Interact with other processes of safety assessment and the related DA processes
  • Plan integral activities over the development life cycle, coordinate DA aspects with certification authorities, and arrange DA Reviews for the project
  • Apply the DA process to reduce the risk of system problems, and cost and schedule impacts
  • Recognize how the DA process establishes confidence in a system's performance for certification
  • Evaluate DA objectives for completion at the conclusion of a project

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for system engineers and other key personnel working on the civil aircraft/ system design and development, including but not limited to operational concept, requirements management, architecture design, system and item implementation, integration verification and validation, safety assessment, technical management, and program management.

The specific job roles that will benefit from this course include aviation, aircraft, and system engineers, system developers, system integration engineer, project manager, safety manager, risk manager, quality manager, safety staff, safety consultant, safety  analyst, certification engineer, certification specialist [SCB1] , operations engineer, human factors engineer, participant, engineer, systems engineer, safety researcher, aerospace engineer, aerospace engineering and operations technologists and technicians. 


This course is part of a portfolio of two courses that support two interrelated guidelines.  If ARP4754B covers “what” is required, the second guideline, ARP4761A provides the “how,” particularly for safety assessments. Participants will want to add on the following course to support their competency with the guidelines and its tools: C2302 - ARP4761A: Guidelines and Methods of Performing the Safety Assessment for Certification of Civil Aircraft.

You must complete all course contact hours and successfully pass the learning assessment to obtain CEUs.

Steven Beland, Meade Ferrigan, or Johnson Wang

Steve Steve Beland has over 36 years of experience with the development of flight-critical complex systems. He has expertise in aircraft and system safety assessments, development assurance, and using these methods to shape successful system architectures to meet safety objectives. He recently retired as a Technical Fellow in Boeing’s new Enterprise Safety & Mission Assurance organization and beforehand was an Associate Technical Fellow in the Flight Controls organization of Boeing Commercial Airplanes leading safety assessments and influencing the architecture of the 777 and 787 fly-by-wire systems and the airplane-wide development assurance effort for the 787-8. He’s performed safety assessments for the flight controls on the 737, 747, 757, 767, 777, 777-X and 787 Dreamliner models and has been sought-out as a consultant on other projects in Boeing. He has been a delegate of the FAA or the ODA as a Designated Engineering Representative (DER) or Engineering-Unit Member for 30 years.

Steve has made significant contributions to the related industry development assurance and safety guidelines, including RTCA DO-254, “Design Assurance Guidance for Airborne Electronic Hardware,” and has been a long-time member of the SAE S-18 Committee writing ARP4754A & B and ARP4761. He co-led the concept and writing of guidelines for the assignment of Development Assurance Levels (DALs) in ARP4754A/B and the new Preliminary Aircraft Safety Assessment (PASA) and Aircraft Safety Assessment (ASA) concepts and guidelines and their interactions with other processes for the new ARP4761A. He has served as a co-chair of SAE S-18UAS assessing the application of these ARPs to UAVs & Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) systems and as a co-chair of the systems and safety assessment subgroup in SAE G-34, “Artificial Intelligence for Aviation.”

Steve has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Michigan Tech, an MS in Systems Engineering from the University of Missouri – Rolla, and a Graduate Certificate in Architecture & Systems Engineering Modelling from MIT.

Meade Meade Ferrigan has 29 years of industry experience, including 23 years of development and certification of aircraft systems and software per ARP4754A and DO-178B/C.  She has a B.S. from Cornell University and an M.S. from the University of Michigan at Dearborn, both in Mechanical Engineering, as well as B.A. and M.A. degrees in English Literature. She is currently employed as a Systems Discipline Chief for a first-tier aerospace systems supplier, working both commercial and military applications.

Johnson Dr. Johnson Wang has over 20 years of experience in avionics system development, including IMA and CNS systems and LRUs. He worked as technical program manager on the CNS system for both C919 and AG600 aircraft and got his “outstanding contributor” awards from Rockwell Collins and CETCA. Currently, he serves as the Chief Engineering & Ecosystem department leader of AVIAGE SYSTEMS in charge of Safety & RMT, airworthiness certification, system engineering and process assurance, as well as the tool chain and integration labs for IMA and other complex avionics systems.

He has a B.E. in E.E. and an M.S. in space physics, both from Wuhan University, and Ph.D. in computer science from UESTC. He’s an authorized DER by CAAC, and a member of SAE S-18 committee and ARINC 653 workgroup, Technology Advisor to Youth Innovation for COMAC Big Aircraft, and an invited teacher in Shanghai Jiaotong University. He is a frequent guest and speaker at high-level international conferences in the field of avionics, such as DASC, ICNS, SAE AeroTech, and has chaired several avionics and airworthiness conference/forums in China. He has published over 20 papers in academic journals and high-level international conferences.

Duration: 2 Days
CEUs: 1.3

Format: Classroom

Event ID: S-00941

Location: Shanghai, China

Session Info:

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Fees: $706.00

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