Bridging the Gap: What You Need to Know About the Revised ARP4754B C2406

Topics: Quality, Safety & Maintenance


The cost of this introductory course can be applied to the cost of the full courses:

This short course is a high-level introduction to the revised SAE standard ARP4754B and its guidelines of practice for aircraft and systems development. Learners will meet one of the developers of the standard and gain key insights only available from SAE, including how the new standard addresses the fundamental principles for the development of highly integrated aircraft systems. You’ll get a look into the revised version which launched in December of 2023. 

This two-hour offering introduces the critical concepts honed through decades of work to ensure you have what you need for both project risk reduction and certification, especially in light of current trends which feature deeper and greater integration among aircraft functions and systems. You’ll hear why this important standard was revised, what has changed, and what remains steadfast.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the development assurance process guidelines of ARP4754B established to mitigate development or implementation errors to reduce project risks and establish confidence in an aircraft and its systems for certification
  • Recognize the scope and process objectives of Development Assurance
  • Identify responsibility for Anticipate the need for project plans to define and succeed with development assurance and safety assessment processes objectives in your organization

Who Should Attend

Taught by a member of SAE’s S-18 committee developing ARP4754B and ARP4761A, this course is for the systems engineer or other key personnel working on civil aircraft system design and development who need a crisp, compelling overview of the new standard.

Both new and experienced safety professionals in OEMs and their suppliers who lead, develop, implement, and/or have responsibility for the effectiveness of safety systems should participate in this offering. This standard, and its companion ARP4761A have become mandatory for 99% of the world’s civil aircraft, making them a necessity for many of the 7000+ aircraft and systems manufacturers worldwide.

This short course will facilitate success in the full course, C2301 ARP4754B Guidelines for Development of Civil Aircraft and Systems. ARP4754B should not live apart from ARP4761A. We recommend that you enroll in the short course for both standards.

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

Steven Beland

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.”

Duration: 2 Hours
CEUs: .2

Format: Virtual

Event ID: S-01075

Location: Live Online

Session Info:

  • Session 1 - September 25 (2:00 a.m. - 4:00 a.m. ET)
    1 Session


  • Fees: $199.00

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