Use of a New Standard for Development Assurance 2019-01-1864
A standard was developed by the S-18 Aircraft and System Development and Safety Assessment Committee, to be used interchangeably with the development assurance process described by SAE ARP4754A, Guidelines for Development of Civil Aircraft and Systems. This standard was structured around the processes and key concepts of that ARP such that it can be shown to be satisfied either by conducting processes as described in the ARP or by company processes, which can be shown to meet the objectives of the standard. This allows companies with existing, accepted processes which align with the ARP to continue with those, unchanged. This also allows companies to potentially use other processes so long as they met the standard objectives.
This paper intends to show how this standard can be used in both capacities –in conjunction with the ARP and with other processes. It will review the standard structure, discuss the intent of its structure and objectives, and demonstrate planning for its use.